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Introducing Photography tours and excursions
by Montanus Photography!

Have fun, meet people, great photography and let us do the driving
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Join us for a fun-filled day of photography as we travel together to some of the most scenic and photo-worthy locations in Western New York and the Finger Lakes area.

Saturday, June 17:
Cost: $175 Waterfall heaven! Jim's best of Ithaca and surrounding areas, including waterfalls, gorges, pristine forests and my super-special hidden gems. I'm still working out all the details, but this will be an epic adventure.

Friday, June 30:
Cost: $150 ASTRONOMY LOVERS EXCURSION! Jim's best of the Finger Lakes Tour culminating with a special tour I have arranged at the Mees Observatory of the U of R Department of Physics and Astronomy on Gannett Hill near Naples. You will look through the largest telescope in the northeast, but the surroundings up on that hill are just magical. We will hit five Finger Lakes, waterfalls and some hidden gems along the way, pulling from years of touring the Finger Lakes in my car and motorcycle. It's a fun-filled day of photography as we travel together to some of the most scenic and photo-worthy locations in Western New York and the Finger Lakes area. The last tour turned out to be a 9 hour odyssey culminating in a starry night shot with a dramatic view overlooking Canandaigua Lake.

With Jim Montanus as your tour guide, of course our main goal is taking great pictures and learning photography as we go. But the day will also be filled with fun, laughs, camaraderie and adventure.

Subscribe to our Excursion email list and we'll inform you of new trips as they become available, including Watkins Glen, Niagara, Olcott, Point Breeze, Wilson Harbor and much more!

For these trips, you don't necessarily need a fancy camera, nor do you need to be an expert. While we have an itinerary for the day, unplanned stops and unexpected adventures are always a possibility. This is so much more than just point A to point B. For example, if we see a beautiful scene along the way - we can make an unplanned stop. That adds to the adventurous feel of the excursion.

We will be traveling in a 15 person GMC passenger van, however for your comfort, we will only be taking 10 people for your comfort. Seats that are designed for 3 people will only be filled with two. This excursion is designed to be fun and memorable. Hope you can join us!

For participants who cannot hike, we will also have easy options at each stop.

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