The winners of our annual photography contest
First-place landscape: Detail of "Misty Morning Sunrise," Raquette Lake
By Karl Fisher, Cary, North Carolina
Second-place landscape: "Ausable Reflection," Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area
By Ron Nolland, Plattsburgh, New York
Third-place landscape: "Adirondack Tracks," between Saranac Lake and Ray Brook
By Travis MacDonald, Massena, New York
Second-place wildlife: "Fox cubs, Sabattis Road, town of Long Lake
By Pat McGuire, Hyattsville, Maryland
Second-place macro: "Frosty Fern Pattern," near Browns Tract Pond
By Lee A. Drake, East Bloomfield, New York
Second-place black & white: Detail of "Pristine," Buttermilk Falls, near Long Lake
By Rick Tyrseck, Danbury, Connecticut
Third-place black & white: "Face-to-Face," Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center, Wilmington
By Brenda Dadds-Woodward, Dannemora, New York
To help sort it out we recruited Adirondack Life contributing photographer Lisa Godfrey as guest judge. Godfrey, who splits her time between the Philadelphia area and her Adirondack base in Wilmington, says the most successful photographs transport viewers to a landscape, an emotion, a “neat little moment of time in the Adirondacks.”
It took Howard Arndt, of Amherst, New Hampshire, days of staking out a nestful of great blue herons along the Ausable River in Wilmington to capture his grand-prize winning moment. Finally, he was “in the right spot, with the right light” as the hungry siblings anticipated their parent’s return. “Sometimes patience pays off,” he says.
First- through third-place honorees receive a commemorative piece of pottery by Sue Young, of Jay. In addition, the grand-prize winner gets free admission to this fall’s Adirondack Photography Weekend with Adirondack Life workshop, in Lake Placid, sponsored by the Adirondack Photography Institute (www.adkpi.org).
See a sampling of Lisa Godfrey’s work at www.lisagodfreyphoto.com.