Just in case the drama and majesty of the Falls are not enough, they are lit up at night in changing colors and throughout the tourist season there is a nightly fireworks display. Some years ago I remember setting up my camera on a tripod and taking long, 30-second exposures at low ISOs. These were shot handheld on automatic through my hotel-room window with some minimal noise reduction, contrast and a few other minor adjustments. (Click any image to see them all enlarged.)
One effect of all the water spray and mist from the Falls is rainbows. Lots of wet phones captured them – thank goodness my Fuji is weatherproof!
Another obligatory stop on the tourist trail is the boat ride by the Falls, in which you get drenched with water spraying off the waterfalls. Here, before the deluge, you can see a bird taking off from the water and the skips behind it.
Properly speaking, the river is a strait, connecting Lake Erie, above the Falls with Lake Ontario, below them. This is considered the most dangerous, un-navigable class of rapids.
The bird gives some sense of the scale. The haze is caused by all the water misting into the air.
After waiting to get down the elevator to the tunnels behind the falls, you line-up again to get your few seconds at one of these openings right behind the raging falls. Most people take selfies or family-portrait selfies. This image really doesn’t do justice to the full drama and fury of the water cascading past, right in front of you.