The 17th Annual Photo Contest Is A Success!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER “Seneca Harber, Watkins Glen” Helen Heizyk • Middlesex


“Seneca Harber, Watkins Glen”
Helen Heizyk • Middlesex


Photography can open up new worlds to someone who never considered picking up a camera and using it. Many people who are creative and never explore that side of themselves can quickly find gratification through the use of a camera, especially now that digital cameras can give us instant feedback, albeit on a small monitor on the back of a camera or through a mobile phone.

This 17th photo contest has no shortage of dramatic and familiar images that really gives us a good idea of what the Finger Lakes are all about. From a marina scene to a little girl watching a Mennonite buggy, from beautiful waterfalls to closeup shots of everyday objects, these photos represent all that is good in the region.

I’d like to congratulate these winners that are presented in this issue. And I’d also like to invite you to use the mobile app to see more noteworthy photos that didn’t make it onto these pages, even though they are just as incredible. And lastly, I’d like to thank everyone who submitted photos for the contest this year. Your interest in showing us what you think is special really opens the eyes of the editorial team in knowing what’s important and cool out there.

— Mark Stash, Editor



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First Place – Color

Location: Keuka Outlet Trail
Fred Bertram • Phelps

First Place – Black and White

“Stars and Filigree”
Location: Sonnenberg Gardens
Joy Underhill • Farmington

First Place – Digitally Altered

Location: 6 Mile Creek in Ithaca
Kevin T. Ingerson • Newfield, New York

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