Autumn in the Finger Lakes

Autumn in the Finger Lakes is a photographers dream. There are few areas in the world that can boast the spectacular colors and scenery of our region.

When the sun is out, white fluffy clouds in the air and a riot of orange, red and yellow blanketing the hill sides, there can be no doubt that the Finger Lakes is the jewel of the state.

A couple of quick tips for the photographers:

  1. Use the “Mountain” or “Landscape” setting on your camera. This ensures that your pictures will be in sharp focus from front to back.

  2. Use a tripod. Because the camera is set to “Mountain” the shutter tends to be open a little longer; holding by hand may show up in your picture as looking blurry or out of focus.

  3. Use a polarizer filter. If you don’t have a polarizer filter use a pair of non-prescription polarized sunglasses. Place one of the lenses in f