We received hundreds of entries to our First Annual Photography Contest, and the task of judging was incredibly difficult. With so many high-quality photos to choose from, we decided to let our panel of experts decide.
The criteria for judging the photos was made up of three parts. The first was what we called the “wow” factor, meaning how the photo initially struck the viewer. The second factor addressed technique, clarity and composition of the
photograph. The third (and arguably most important) element was how well the photograph represented the Finger Lakes region.
Although making a decision was tough, we finally came up with the following winners. We’re sure that you’ll agree that we have wonderful, talented photographers in the Finger Lakes, and we’re happy to present their work to you.
Overlooking Honeoye Lake from Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area
Bill Penn • Bloomfield, New York
Canandaigua Lake Boat Houses
Shayne Cooke • Canandaigua, New York
Hay Bales – Tyrone
Bryan Farr • Elmira, New York
Frank Warner • Canandaigua, New York
Black & White
Seneca Lake Vineyard
Greg Aspinall • Palmyra, New York
Christopher Nutting • Conesus, New York
Bob Cassie • Canandaigua, New York
Sunset over Chapel at Watson Homestead
Jeanne Davis • Geneva, New York
Gary Steele • Victor, New York
Havin Fun – Mennonite Church, Baldwin Road
Gene Fontana • Geneva, New York
Dave Folts • Walworth, New York