Eighth Annual Photo Contest

It never fails. Every year around the first week of September I start to wonder if we’ll receive enough submissions to our annual photo contest. But, sure enough, with the deadline looming, I start to receive 20 or more submissions a day. This year was a record-breaker in terms of the sheer number of photos sent in, and I must say, the quality keeps getting better year after year.

All the photos were taken within the 14-county area designated as the Finger Lakes Region. The photos were judged according to the following criteria: first, the “wow” factor – does the image have an immediate impact on the viewer? Second is photo quality – good composition, lighting and focus. Last comes creativity – does the photo show the viewer something in a new way?
– Mark Stash, Editor

Grand Prize

Three trucks on display during the 2009 Brockway Truck Show
Mihai Miroiu • Ithaca
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COLOR

First Place
Icelandic horses, taken at Sand Meadow Farm, Mendon
Andrea Barber • Honeoye Falls

Second Place
“Lost and found again” at Long Point State Park on Cayuga Lake
Adam Baker • Ithaca

Third Place
Great Bend at Letchworth State Park
Jane D. Gotowka • West Henrietta
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BLACK & WHITE

First Place
A snow-and-ice-covered coin operated binocular at Letchworth State Park, Upper Falls
Paul Lossowski • Rochester

Second Place
Osprey, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
David Chalupa • Victor

Third Place
Beech tree
Daniel Schlegel • Webster
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HONORABLE MENTION

“Clouds of Gull,” a perfect July afternoon by a field near Penn Yan
Llewellyn Lafford • Penn Yan

Reflecting on George Eastman’s Legacy, George Eastman House, Rochester
Kory Yerkes • Canandaigua

Rope circle at Myers Point Marina in Lansing
Susan Verberg • Ithaca

Seneca Harbor at Watkins Glen
Bill Horn • New Castle, Pennsylvania