Fall in the Adirondack Mountains

What is there not to love about fall in upstate New York?  Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go. The stark contrast of the autumn colors against the lush green that is always present in summer and fall makes the colors pop even more. Fall in the Adirondack Mountains is magical.

Sun rays shining through the trees in the Adirondack Mountains

New England is the region in the US that first comes to people’s minds when they think of Fall, but the state of New York has its own not-so-hidden autumn secret where the celebration of colors is so picturesque that it often gives New England some competition as Autumn’s favorite hideout. The Adirondack Mountains in New York are famous for its glorious foliage as billions of leaves change from green to a kaleidoscope of colors. The air is crisp and cool — perfect for hiking, biking or a classic drive along back roads, where farm stands are piled high with crunchy apples and orange pumpkins. The region (also called the Adirondack Park) which is almost as big as the famed ‘leaf -peeping’ destination state of Vermont, also boasts the longest fall foliage in the entire country.

Fall Road in the Adirondack Mountains

Fall color surrounding the boat rental in Old Forge, NY

Boat house on First Lake, Old Forge, NY

White Lake, New York

Brilliant Color

Fall color splashes across hillsides and valleys, on mountains and along the farmlands. Red barns appear even brighter with the new colors of the leaves. Rivers and lakes provide reflections of color along with the calming water. It is the perfect combination for autumn landscape photography. Fall in upstate New York also provides appealing drives down a country road lined with beautiful trees.  is a paragraph. Click edit and enter your own text. You can make changes like making the text bold, underline or italic. This is a great place for you to tell your clients more about your story and to describe the type of photographer you are. You can come back at any time to make more changes.

Kayaker on a lake in the Adirondack Mountains

Fall leaves

Pixley Falls, New York

Waterfall in the Adirondack Mountains

Moose River Road in the Adirondack Mountains early color

Beginning of color change, Moose River Road in the Adirondack Mountains

First Lake, Old Forge, NY

My Camera

I’m often asked what camera I shoot with. I’m a firm believer that any modern camera today can produce a good picture. I use a Canon R5 as my main camera. It is a mirrorless camera, and more importantly it is a great tool. I am able to get it to translate the vision that I see into a photograph. My key reasons for this camera are: 

  • It is 45 mp. For some photographers, that may be too much as it produces large files. As a landscape photographer it is my sweet spot.
  • It’s a Canon. I have used a lot of Canon cameras and have always found them dependable, reliable and intuitive to use. 
  • The RF lenses are truly amazing. I have always had EF-L series lenses, but the RF lenses produce stunning images. 
  • The image stabilization is outstanding.
  • It is not too large, and not too small and works well as a travel camera for landscape photography. 

But this isn’t a blog about cameras. If you want to know more, please contact me.

Debbi Marquette Photography is located in Upstate New York at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Debbi Marquette is a travel, bald eagle and landscape photographer. As a professional photographer, Debbi travels frequently, lives near the mountains and constantly has a camera in her hand to capture photographs so others can see the beauty of our world.  

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