Adirondack Life magazine recently named the winners of its annual photography contest. One overall grand prize was awarded, as well as 12 awards in landscape, recreation, black-and-white and wildlife categories.
Lewis Cowan, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, took the grand-prize-winning photograph, The Durant Cabin, a quintessential Adirondack scene taken from a snug cabin on a winter’s day.
First place in the landscape category went to Nikhil Nagane, of Rochester, New York, for First Light in the Adirondacks, an aerial image taken in Bloomingdale. Tom Baulsir, of Gansevoort, New York, came in second with The Narrows, taken on Lake George. Third place was awarded to Brad Wenskoski, of Rensselaer, New York, for Goodnow Sunrise.
Beth Smisloff, of Saratoga Springs, New York, was the first-place winner in the wildlife category, for Waking Loon in Morning Fog, taken on Fourth Lake in the Fulton Chain. Birdhouse Owl, by Jessica Chevalier, of Crown Point, New York, was the second-place winner. Third place went to Holly Capasso, of Corinth, New York, for Close Encounters of the Frog Kind.
In the recreation category, first place went to Breanna Ryan, of Syracuse, New York, for Puppy Swimming, taken in Canada Lake. Stefanie Obkirchner, of Amsterdam, New York, won second place with Suspension, taken on the West Branch of the Sacandaga. Chris McManus, of Norwalk, Connecticut, came in third with Morning Paddle, taken on Second Pond in the town of Harrietstown.
Sentinels, taken on the Moose River by Mandy Applin, of Pittsford, New York, won first place in the black-and-white category. Solitude by Scott Yakey, of Plattsburgh, New York, earned second place. Third place went to Midwinter on Big Slide, by Steffen Haider, of New York, New York.
In addition to the category winners, 17 images earned honorable mention. Category winners receive a specially commissioned work of pottery by Sue Young, of Jay, New York.
Winning photographs are published in the April 2019 issue of the magazine and can be seen at www.adirondacklife.com, along with honorable mention photographs.
Photo of First Light in the Adirondacks by Nikhil Nagane.