Adirondack Life magazine recently named the winners of its annual photography contest. One overall grand prize was awarded, as well as 9 awards in Landscape, People & Places, and Wildlife categories.
Stefanie Obkirchner, of Amsterdam, New York, took the grand-prize-winning photograph, Reverse Angle, an underwater shot of her Shetland sheepdog, Emmy, drinking from the Boquet River.
First place in the Landscape category went to Karen Millspaugh, of Bergen, New York, for Foggy Morning Hike, on the Cascade Lake trail in Inlet. Karl Fisher, of Cary, North Carolina, came in second with Beautiful Summer Afternoon on Indian Lake. Third place was awarded to Janice Prichett, of Clifton Park, New York, for Morning Sky, taken from Route 86 in Lake Placid.
Chris McManus, of Norwalk, Connecticut, was the first-place winner in the People & Places category, for Late in Long Lake, capturing the surreal glow of a neon motel sign. Spitfire Sunrise, an indoor/outdoor Spitfire Lake scene by Donald Kautz, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was the second-place winner. Third place went to Brad Wenskoski, of Cohoes, New York, for Man for all Seasons, Traverse v13, of bouldering on Crane Mountain.
In the Wildlife category, first place went to Scott Yakey, of Plattsburgh, New York, for Late April Snow, of an osprey at Ausable Point. Ben Slomovic, of Canandaigua, New York, won second place with I’ll Show Myself Out, a humorous juxtaposition of black bear and signage at Nick’s Lake Campground, in Old Forge. John Hales, of Chestertown, New York, came in third with Hide and Seek, taken on Northwest Bay in Lake George.
In addition to the category winners, seven 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 2020 issue of the magazine and can be seen online, along with honorable mention photographs.
Photo: Reverse Angle by Stefanie Obkirchner provided.