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Photo Contest: Honorable Mentions

So I made my choices for the 2017 Thousand Islands Life Photo Contest. Now you can make yours. Each of these images earned the distinction of "Honorable Mention," but there were tough choices to be made. Here’s your opportunity to see if you would have chosen December’s three winners differently.

In truth, they are all winners, as are we for having them to warm our thoughts with River as winter hits full stride.

Honorable Mentions: Alphabetical Order


Honorable Mention: “The American Span,” Kyle Blumin ©2017



Honorable Mention: “A Fierce Blow,” Sandy Buerkle ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Afterglow Sunset View,” Sandy Buerkle ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Placid River Cocktail Cruise,” Sandy Buerkle ©2017 



Honorable Mention: “Tibbetts Point,” Amanda DesJardins ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Clayton on High,” Amanda Desjardins ©2017



Honorable Mention: “One Ninety One,” Brian Knapp ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Racing the Resko,” Brian Knapp ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Nickel Cup Adrenaline Rush,” Lindy Martin ©2017 



Honorable Mention: “Watching the sun set and rippling wake while heading home,” Lindy Martin ©2017 



Honorable Mention: “My Favourite Boathouse,” Mark McRae ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Boldt Powerhouse at Dawn,” Richard Noonan ©2017



Honorable Mention: “From Chippewa Point,” Barbara Phillips ©2017



“Ships, Ships and Ships,” Barbara Phillips ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Evening Skiff,” Lisa Schenker ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Luminous Nightshade,” Lisa Schenker ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Mink Island in Chippewa Bay,” Eric Swanson ©2017





Honorable Mention: “Moonlight,” Doug Tulloch ©2017



Honorable Mention: “Love Birds,” Doug Tulloch ©2017



By Ian Coristine

Posted in: Photography
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Kathy Christoff
Comment by: Kathy Christoff
Left at: 7:46 PM Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sandy Buerkle's photos show a connection to the river elements only a "native" can experience. Lovely composition and lighting!
Hilary Grimes-Casey
Comment by: Hilary Grimes-Casey
Left at: 3:00 AM Friday, December 15, 2017
I gotta vote for Eric Swanson's Mink Island pic, for reasons of geographic fealty!
"My Favorite Boathouse" is awesome too.
Jim Webster
Comment by: Jim Webster
Left at: 5:09 AM Friday, December 15, 2017
I might have put "My Favorite Boathose" in the top 3, but all are outstanding. I can certainly understand your dilemma.
Thanks for sharing
Denise Morrow
Comment by: Denise Morrow
Left at: 10:13 AM Friday, December 15, 2017
Love - My Favorite Boathouse
Lila Lomanto
Comment by: Lila Lomanto
Left at: 11:03 AM Friday, December 15, 2017
I agree with Hilary. That photo of Mink Island is phenomenal. What a difficult choice.
Ian Coristine
Comment by: Ian Coristine
Left at: 11:39 AM Friday, December 15, 2017
Mark, your "My Favorite Boathouse" is what made this year so difficult for me. A beautiful image! Congratulations to you and everyone whose image earned Honorable Mentions. They are all winners.
Mark McRae
Comment by: Mark McRae
Left at: 5:47 PM Saturday, December 16, 2017
I am so happy that I have received your attention and appreciation. Words coming from you really are inspiring and motivating. I hope one day I can reach your level of expertise, A great prize suggestion for this contest would be a chance to learn some of your techniques, so us hobbyist can improve.

I would like to thank all for the kind words and congrats to the winners
Bryce Vincent
Comment by: Bryce Vincent
Left at: 1:39 PM Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Nicely said by Mark McRae ! Your picture is what we see on our daily drive around town. Nice Picture