This fall, I stopped one day by the Erie Canal in Adams Basin a few miles West of Brockport. It was one of those crisp clear fall days that looked like what I call a “Polaroid” day that looks like you are viewing the world through a Polarized lens. In the following photos, I used NO filters and didn’t adjust the saturation, it’s all natural. Give nature the credit as she made all the colors and the leaves are spectacular up here this time of year. I parked in a gravel area and crossed the Liftbridge on foot. I could kick myself as I forgot my tripod so all shots in this series are hand-held. How do you hand hold 3-6 shots and have them register inline? You hold your camera as steady as possible and hopefully prop it against something like a tree or post or bridge, and set it to super high-speed like 6 frames per sec. Normally you would set the ISO higher and use a faster shutter speed, but I keep the ISO at 100 to keep noise down.
Here is a view of the Liftbridge from the East side with the lovely red bushes on the other side and the water is still high so you can get nice reflections. Click the image for a larger view if you like. ISO 100, F/8, 12 mm lens, 1/30th sec, AV Priority