Photographs of Rochester and the Finger Lakes by Mary E. Shelsby

Mary Shelsby

Mary Shelsby is an award winning residential Realtor® with RE/MAX Realty Group of Rochester, NY. She lives with her husband, Jim Ryan, on Highland Avenue, just a few doors down from Highland Park. When she’s not listing and showing property, she is busy photographing the sights around Rochester and the Finger Lakes.

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Autumn in Rochester , the Finger Lakes and a few travel shots.

  • Sailor's Warning at Irondequoit Inlet

    Very early morning at the inlet to Irondequoit Bay.

  • Harvest Time

    Beautiful farm located just outside of Penn Yan, New York.

  • Something about red barns, white fences and autumn sunsets that I find simply irresistible. This was taken during a drive home from Honeoye, NY

  • Canal Path at Brockport

    Brockport calls itself the "The Victorian Village on the Erie Canal." Brockport recently remodeled the village portion of the Erie canal, providing a bricked walkway, a brand new canal visitor's center, and several pieces of art.

  • Fairport Canal

    The Erie Canal provides recreational boating and walking durning three seasons of the year. This autumn shot was taken in Fairport, NY

  • River Romance

    Romance along Rochester's Genesee Riverwalk.

  • Finger Lakes Region

  • A pair of Canada geese swim by on a foggy morning on Irondequoit Bay.

  • Setting sun at Webster Park.

  • Autumn View

    The Rochester skyline as seen from Cobbs Hill Park in autumn.

  • Center City

    Welcome to the center city of Rochester!

  • Mount Hope

    Beautiful trails at Mt Hope Cemetery set the stage for a very peaceful walk.

  • Stony Brook State Park, just south of Dansville, NY features a very scenic gorge with three major waterfalls.

  • Mt. Hope Autumn

    Treated more like a park than a cemetery, Mt. Hope is often crowed with people walking their pets or riding their bikes. The 196 acre cemetery features a diversified forest of trees that form an arboretum shading thousand of marble, bronze and granite monuments.

  • Mt. Hope Angel

    Mount Hope Cemetery, one of the most remarkable Victorian cemeteries in America, is a magnificent 196 acres of lofty hills and picturesque valleys created by glaciers and transformed into a beautiful historic cemetery.

  • There is a stretch of road in Livingston County that I simply can't drive by without stopping to snap a photo or two or a hundred, no matter the season, no matter the weather. Located near the village of Livonia, the intersection of Federal Road and Big Tree provides beautiful vistas that I never tire of.

  • Keuka State Park

  • Taken on Clover Street in Pittsford, NY.

  • The mammoth Kastura Tree located in Rochester's Highland Park, just north of the Pansy Bed.

  • Welcome

    Many commuters know this sign well as they enter the city on South Clinton Avenue.

  • While boating season was done on the Finger Lakes, the autumn colors attract many tourist. The Boat House is located in Penn Yan on Keuka Lake. The name "Penn Yan" is an invention of the early settlers for their community. It is derived from the shortening of "Pennsylvania Yankee"

  • A frost covered seed pod at Rochester's Highland Park.

  • Like frosted flakes, these leaves appear to have a sugar coating during a frosty morning at Rochester's Highland Park.

  • Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony

    Tea in the Park - Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony memorial, Rochester, NY