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.


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  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice capture,…

  • Thank you John

    – Monte Morton

  • eaglewatcher4
    eaglewatcher4almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful image Monte!!

  • Thanks

    – Monte Morton

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Monte. I haven’t been in that part of NY for many years. I remember it being very beautiful.

  • It is, thank you Aunt Dot…!

    – Monte Morton

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work Monte, beautiful colors.

  • Thank you Rosalie

    – Monte Morton

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Trish, you made my morning!

    – Monte Morton

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful barns…love that star on the one on the left..neat sky too.

  • Thanks

    – Monte Morton

  • Susan Blevins
    Susan Blevinsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Monte and gorgeous colors!!!….Susan

  • Thank you

    – Monte Morton

  • Judy Seltenright
    Judy Seltenrightalmost 4 years ago

    Superb capture. In my favs.

  • Thanks Judy

    – Monte Morton

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work, congratulations on your feature!!!

  • Wow, thank you Monica…I appreciate it!!!

    – Monte Morton

  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliveralmost 4 years ago

    Terrific shot.

  • Thanks Janie

    – Monte Morton

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