At the outset Lyne and I were tasked with selecting 10 images for the distinction of "Honorable Mention". Before looking at the entries we thought 10 may be too high a number. It quickly became evident that there were easily that many images deserving of the honor. It is worthwhile to remember that often it is the tiniest detail that results in one image being placed higher than another, a detail that perhaps another judge would overlook. Contests are subjective, ultimately what really matters is how you feel about your photo.
[Photographs listed in alphabetical order]
By Chris Murray and Lyne Roberge, Judges
Chris Murray is a photographic artist, instructor, and writer working primarily in the landscape of his home, the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of New York State. His work has appeared in several magazines including Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Adirondack Life, Life in the Finger Lakes, New York State Conservationist, and On Landscape, among others. His landscape stock imagery is represented by Aurora Photos and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. He is a staff instructor with the Adirondack Photography Institute. He has also written more than a dozen TI Life photography articles titled Depth of Field. You can see all of Chris' TI Life here and for more of Chris’ work visit https://chrismurrayphotography.com/.
Lyne Roberge studied marketing and advertising in Montreal, and has worked for advertising and communication firms in Montreal and Toronto. She was also the owner of Henderson Printing in Brockville, ON for 20 years. She began managing the business side of www.1000islandsphotoart.com in 2014 and is now running the company which provides Ian Coristine’s stunning 1000 Islands imagery, prints and publications.