The Power of the Falls. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

August 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

At last, fortissimo!

The Falls

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The Falls 20220802 850_2253The FallsWater falling from the Niagara River and over the United States side of Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York

Walking along a path to find Niagara Falls, the subject embodies the entire area. The thundering rumble sounds more than a mile away. The resonance builds as one becomes closer, closing down conversation with your group.

As one approaches, other characteristics make themselves manifest. Mists rise. The air cools. Anticipation builds.

Then, as one sees the falls, the bubble of anticipation bursts opens to the expose the glory of awe. The sheer power of the water falling fills the senses. Yet, in a corner, there are delicate wildflowers born of the mist.

They say that the distinguished composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) said, “At last, fortissimo!” upon encountering Niagara Falls. He found his standard for how to play music with brave and round loudness. We imagine that it enhanced his creations.

Rising Mists at Niagara Falls

Rising Mists at Niagara Falls 20220802 850_2249Rising Mists at Niagara FallsWater falling from the Niagara River and over the United States side of Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York

Trailing Mists at Niagara

Trailing Mists at Niagara 20220802 850_2269Trailing Mists at NiagaraWater falling from the Niagara River and over the United States side of Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York

Misted View at Niagara Falls

Misted View at Niagara Falls 20220802 850_2273Misted View at Niagara FallsWater falling from the Niagara River and over the United States side of Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York

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