Featured in The World As We See It August 2010
Featured in Along The Rural Road August 2010
I recently visited relatives in the Canandaigua Lake area and had the chance to shoot a couple old barns while driving from Websters Crossing NY over to the Rochester area. These two very old barns were on a hill over looking the southern part of the lake. I couldn’t resist pulling over to capture these barns.
This area of New York is so beautiful and loaded with very old barns. I was there to visit a sick relative with my Mom and not to photograph anything. I hope to return in the future and shoot these grand old structures of yesteryear.
Canandaigua Lake is the fourth largest of the Finger Lakes, in the state of New York. It is called the “Chosen Spot” in the Seneca Indian language. The city of Canandaigua is located at the northern shore of the lake and the village of Naples is just a few miles south of the southern end. Travelling west to east in the Finger Lakes region, it is the first of the major, or larger Finger Lakes (or coming from east to west, it is the last major Finger Lake).
Canandaigua Lake is 15½ miles long, 1½ miles wide, and has a shore line of about 36 miles. Near the northern end is Squaw Island. About fifty percent of the surrounding land is in forest, but most of the remainder is under agriculture.