Checkpoint 1: Do you love crowd? Like not small crowd, many many people running, shouting, eating,roaming, pushing around you? If the answer is No, then probably Niagara on 4th of July is not your best vacation destination
Checkpoint 2: Okay, You love crowd, What about waiting on long queues, like on an average 2-3 hours to do and see the attractions/rides, 1 hour to find a little parking spot for your car, last but not obviously the least 20-30 minutes for restroom No?
Checkpoint 3: So you love people & standing on long queues. What about some patience test. Like you pick up a spot for taking some fireworks photos and waited for 3-4 hours to save that little spot from 300 more people trying to get the spot from you and asking you questions like “Why you need a tripod setup”, “Why taking same photo for last 30 minutes”, “Why not to be generous enough to share the spot (which you saved for last 4 hours) with others after taking one photo”
But one thing for sure, if you can handle all these obstacles you will be witnessing one of the best fireworks and illumination show in one of the most amazing stage created by nature for you. Do it once, at the end of the day you will come back with a smile and reason to go through all the difficulties.Some photos,
P.S: It was not the best spot to witness & photograph the spectacular show, but when you are competing with thousands for a small spot to keep your tripod secure & steady any safe spot for your gear is the best spot