One of the most popular attractions on both the United States and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls is the Maid of the Mist, which gives visitors — all decked out in bright blue raincoats — an up close and personal look at the awesome falls. There are Maids on both sides of the Niagara River; I was standing in Niagara Falls, N.Y., when I took this of the Canadian boat as passengers were boarding (you can see the Canadian flag flying at the back of the boat). Taken with a Canon PowerShot SD4500 (f/5, ISO 200, 1/1250).

I’m a semi-retired newspaper editor/writer who loves photography, especially flower macros, lighthouses, old mills and covered bridges.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    Great capture, Monnie. I missed my chance to go on the Maid of the Mist when we visited Niagara Falls years ago. I was too much of a coward!

  • Thanks, Dot! We walked down under the falls one of the times we were there, but we never took the boat ride.

    – Monnie Ryan

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 2 years ago

    this is another trip[ l would love to do , great picture Monnie xx

  • Well come on over! Thanks, Lynn!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Very nice shot, the water colours add an extra touch

  • Thanks, Kala!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
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  • Kathleen Struckle
    Kathleen Struckleabout 2 years ago

    Very nice.

  • Thanks!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 2 years ago

    Great shot Monnie ~ is anyone brave enough to go without the protective rain gear?

  • Not sure they let anybody on board without it – one reason I’ve never gone is I don’t have a waterproof camera or cover (plus I wear glasses), and I’d be upset at not being able to take pictures!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notalmost 2 years ago

    awesome shot! I loved this ride!! I hope you got to ride this!~

  • Thanks! Actually, we’ve never gone for the boat ride. I don’t have a waterproof camera or cover for it and without my glasses I wouldn’t be able to see anything anyway. We’ve walked from the river to the top of the falls as well as taken the hike that goes behind the falls, but never the boat.

    – Monnie Ryan

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