After a long, cold winter, Niagara Falls had built up a large ice pack around the falls and on the talus rocks at the bottom. Last summer, I photographed the Bridal Veil Falls as people in yellow raincoats walked on the Hurricane Decks. Last Sunday, the same area had ice packs from ten to thirty feet thick.
Here are some facts about Bridal Veil Falls: Bridal Veil 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. The total vertical drop is 181 feet (55 m). The crest elevation of the Falls is 508 feet (155 m).
American Falls were flowing freely with a large ice pack in the middle covering the larger boulders you can see in the summer photo at the top.
Photography has always been a way to look back in time. Whether the time frame is years, months, days, hours or seconds. One of the main reasons why photography will always be important.