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.

I hope you enjoy the photos and invite you leave comments and let me know what your favorites are.

Here are a few of my favorite shots of holiday decorations. I think they make perfect localized Christmas Cards. Don't hesitate to contact me for more information.

  • Pittsford Town Hall

    Pittsford Town Hall, located on Main Street in the Village of Pittsford, New York.

  • Erie Canal Christmas

    Schoen Place, taken from the Main Street Bridge in Pittsford, NY.

  • Oak Orchard Replica Lighthouse

    The originial Oak Orchard Lighthouse, located at the end of a pier in Point Breeze, NY, washed away during a storm on December 23, 1916. Local residents built a replica lighthouse in 2010 that now serves as a museum.

  • Lamberton Conservatory

    Each December the Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park hosts a holiday show with lights and poinsettia galore.

  • Corn Hill Gazebo at Christmas

    The Gazebo at Lunsford Circle Park in Corn Hill is decorated with a tree each Christmas season.

  • Deer

    Whitetail deer dash across the road during a snow storm as if they were pulling Santa's sled.

  • Craft Company Number 6

    Located in the Neighborhood of the Arts, Craft Company No. 6, is a favorite place to shop for gifts and decorations during the holidays.

  • Miller Center Courtyard

    Part of the Eastman School of Music Campus, the Miller Center Courtyard, located at the corner of Gibbs and East, is decorated with holiday lights.

  • Decorated Barn

    This barn decorated for Christmas is located on Scottsville Road.

  • Christmas at the Market

    Hand made gifts and decorations are available at Rochester's Public Market on Sundays in December.

  • Charlotte Lighthouse Christmas Lights

    Rochester's Charlotte Lighthouse overlooks the Genesee River, just south of where it pours into Lake Ontario. Two simple strands of light decorate the light tower for Christmas.

  • Charlotte Lighthouse at Christmas

    The Charlotte Lighthouse is decorated at Christmas with 2 simple strands of white lights and a wreath on the opposite side of the light.

  • St. John Fisher Campus

    Kearney Hall on the Campus of St. John Fisher College dons red and green lights to celebrate the Christmas holiday season.

  • Erie Canal Christmas

    Schoen Place, located on the north side of the Erie Canal in the Village of Pittsford, features shopping, dining and a very popular canal path.

  • Fairport Gazebo at Christmas Time

    The gazebo at Fairport, NY, all decorated for Christmas.

  • The Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel at Colgate Divinity in Rochester, NY was open to the public for a beautiful Christmas program. Traditional Christmas music was played on both the tower bells and the restored 1470-pipe chapel organ.

  • Deck the City

    The Rochester Liberty Pole area is transformed to a winter wonderland even when there is no snow.

  • Rochester at Christmas

    The Liberty Pole transforms to a Christmas tree each Decmember

  • George Eastman House

    George Eastman House located along Rochester's prestigious East Avenue. It serves as a public museum dedicated to the history of photography.