7th Annual Photo Contest

This year, submissions to the photography contest increased by over 30 percent. That’s an indication to me that there are more readers of the magazine than ever before, and a good number of those readers are talented photographers. We always look forward to this issue because we get to see many excellent photographs that show such a wide range of life in the Finger Lakes. Thank you to all the photographers who submitted photos to the contest this year. I wish I could print every one of your photos. Keep your eyes open and your cameras at the ready this coming year. You never know when you may shoot that award-winning photo.
–Mark Stash, Editor

Grand Prize
Spring Mirror – south Canandaigua Lake • Christopher S. Plopper • Naples
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Color Category

First Place
Letchworth State Park panorama
Arick Combs • Palmyra

Second Place
Keuka lightning strike – taken from the shore of Keuka Lake
Greg Sullivan • East Rochester

Third Place
Early morning misty sunrise at Montezuma Wildlife Preserve
Craig W. Humphrey • Skaneateles
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Black and White Category

First Place
Driftwood at Green Lakes State Park • Bob Gates • Jamesville

Second Place
Path to the past – Genesee Country Museum • Kory Yerkes • Canandaigua

Third Place
Snow covered tree at Finger Lakes Community College
Ralph Thompson • Canandaigua
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Honorable Mention

The colors I choose – Canandaigua Lake, view from Bristol Harbour
Sally Bridenstine • Richmond, Virginia

Grapes with silo in background, taken on Shipman Road, Penn Yan
Pauline M. Champlin • Penn Yan

Letchworth State Park
Donald L. Conklin • Rochester

Cabins on Routes 5 & 20 in Seneca Falls
Dylan Paolicelli • Seneca Falls