The Third Annual Photo Contest

Choosing winners for this year’s photo contest was no easy task. The quality of entries has steadily improved since our first contest, and this year brought us more entries than ever before in both the black-and-white and color categories. The fact that our grand-prize winner is a black-and-white photo proves that good photography isn’t just limited to color.
In judging the photos, we first looked at how visually striking each one was overall. Second, we examined the techniques used and clarity of each submission. Finally, we considered how well each picture represented the Finger Lakes region. Here, we share our favorites with you.  

Grand Prize
Self-Portrait – Hay Field in Victor, New York
Dave Folts  •  Walworth, New York

First Place
Taughannock Falls State Park
John Millier  •  Newfield, New York

Second Place
Alone in the Sky
Adam Skillings
Dansville, New York

Third Place
Boating on Seneca Lake
Andrea Cohen
Painted Post, New York

Black & White
First Place
Geese on the Seneca River
Ellen Giraud  •  Liverpool, New York

Second Place
Mennonite horse and buggy, Route14A in Penn Yan
Alicia Avellaneda
Penn Yan, New York

Third Place
“Patchwork Porch”
Porticos of the Finger Lakes, #3
Beth Lyons
Honeoye, New York

Honorable Mention
Barn Interior – Gorham, New York
Cynthia Fay
Rochester, New York

Ferns in Wayne County
Carol M. Lee
Sodus Point, New York

Ice Storm 2003
Brian Donnelly
Phelps, New York

Fishing at Ithaca Falls
Richard P. Ruswick
Ithaca, New York

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