Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. It is located on the American side (in New York State). Luna Island (on the left) separates it from the American Falls and Goat Island (on the right) separates it from the Horseshoe Falls (in Ontario, Canada). The bridge above the falls gives you a sense of the size of these “small” falls.
Bridal Veil Falls is similar in appearance to the American Falls, starting with a vertical fall of 78 feet (24 m), followed by the water violently descending the talus boulders to the Maid of the Mist Pool 103 feet (31 m) below. (from Wikipedia).
I took this photo on a sub-zero morning in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada back in December of 2007 just before I started this blog. I had to be careful getting down Clifton Hill as everything was ice covered from the water mist of Horseshoe Falls. Had to break the ice to find secure footings for the tripod I was using in Queen Victoria Park across from the American Falls. The exposure was for only 2 seconds but it still created a veil of water flowing over the drop. Very fitting for the name of these falls. I used my trusty Nikon D70 camera and Nikon 18-200VR DX lens to photograph this powerful and beautiful scene.
I found out this week I can create WordPress.com posts from my SmugMug.com account. This opens up my entire online catalog of photos for Thursdays. Stay tuned!