Alfred Watson’s landscape photographs varied from stately trees to snowy fields to hidden valleys. He always carried his favorite camera with him and never failed to stop when a photo opportunity presented itself. The majority of his landscapes were taken in western Pennsylvania and western New York.

A snow-covered road shows the way home in upstate New York outside Olean where snowfalls of three feet are not uncommon. Mid-1940s image.

Framed by rows of bare winter trees, this small country church beckons the believer. Taken in the early 1940s in upstate New York, location unknown.

The artist’s wife, Betty, and his youngest daughter, Carol, take a leisurely walk along an inviting birch-lined trail in New York’s Letchworth State Park. Photo taken in the early 1950s.

This early 1950s image of New York’s Genesee River was taken at Letchworth State Park, 56 miles south of the artist’s home. Known as the “Grand Canyon of the East”, the park covers 14,350 acres.