I did both my undergraduate and Master's work at universities located in Central New York. For those unfamiliar with the geography, it is the area roughly centered between Albany and Buffalo. The region was formed by a vast array of glacial activities over a period of tens of thousands of years, resulting in some of its most familiar features such as the Finger Lakes and numerous waterfalls. The result is a wonderful variety of lovely landscapes, enhanced, even more, by the colors of Autumn. The area's central artery was, after the early 1800's, and still is the Erie Canal.
Every year I go back to this region to teach, usually for a couple of weeks in May and for a series of weekends in the Fall. I've been doing this for over a dozen years, but haven't been able to take much time to photograph the sights. This year, I was determined to change that. I made a point of tacking a an extra day or so for the Autumn trips, just for photography. I made sure that I made time looking at some of the farms, towns (such as Seneca Falls), and the Erie Canal. Have a look at some of the photos. I hope you enjoy this brief visit to Central New York. If you did, I'd appreciate a post. Thanks.