Stockbridge on view: Laurel Hill and Land Trust announce photo contest winners

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By Wednesday, Aug 23 Arts & Entertainment
Sunrise over Stockbridge Bowl by Gabrielle Murphy of West Stockbridge, Mass., one of ten winners of this year's Stockbridge photo contest.

Stockbridge — The winners of the second annual Laurel Hill Association/Stockbridge Land Trust photo contest have been announced.

The winning photos were taken by Emilija Baksys of Quincy, Mass.; Glenna Blackwell of Great Barrington, Mass.; Shirley Blanchard of Stockbridge, Mass.; Candy Childrey of Coral Springs, Fla.; Olivia Kinne of Pittsfield, Mass.; William Mulvihill of Stockbridge; Gabrielle Murphy of West Stockbridge, Mass.; Richard Lasner of Washington, D.C. and Stockbridge; Jay Rhind of Stockbridge; and James Selva of Housatonic, Mass.

The honorable mention photos were taken by Lomesia Allen of Pittsfield; Steve Blanchard of West Stockbridge; Tammis Coffin of Lenox, Mass.; Jenna Crosier of Pittsfield; Dana Goedewaagen of Glendale, Mass.; John Morse of Stockbridge; Sandra Platczyc of Stockbridge; Kitty Sheridan of Stockbridge; Michael Stanton of Stockbridge; and Patrick White of Stockbridge.

Three volunteer judges selected the winning photos and the honorable mention photos: Doug Munson, co-founder of Albumen Works, an internationally recognized photo conservation studio; Berkshires-based freelance commercial photographer and educator Michael Flower; and Lionel Delevigne, internationally known author, journalist and photojournalist. Criteria for judging were design, composition, technique and the capture of iconic Stockbridge locations, including abstract images of those locations.

Each winning photo will be printed on the front of a note card, and a relevant quotation will appear inside. The note cards will be sold in packets at many local merchants. All proceeds from the sale of the cards will go to Stockbridge Land Trust, whose mission is to preserve the natural, historic, and community resources in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and to The Laurel Hill Association, whose mission is to do such things as shall serve to improve the quality of life and of the environment in Stockbridge. An exhibition featuring the photos will be mounted at the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives in September.

Any photographer, whether amateur or professional, whether living in Stockbridge or not, was invited to submit up to ten photos of Stockbridge’s natural environment. Both landscapes and close-ups were welcome. Photos could be taken in any season, and were not limited to shots taken this year.

Participation in the contest was higher than anticipated. Fifty-four photographers submitted a total of 270 submissions, almost twice as many as last year.

Here are the ten winning photos, including the photo at the top of this article:

Heron Reflection on Stockbridge Bowl by Emilija Baksys of Quincy, Mass.

Heron Reflection on Stockbridge Bowl by Emilija Baksys of Quincy, Mass.

 

The Housatonic River from the Air by Glenna Blackwell of Great Barrington, Mass.

The Housatonic River from the Air by Glenna Blackwell of Great Barrington, Mass.

 

The Berkshire Hills Along Route 183 by Shirley Blanchard of Stockbridge, Mass.

The Berkshire Hills Along Route 183 by Shirley Blanchard of Stockbridge, Mass.

 

Leaf Abstract on Mary Flynn Trail by Candy Childrey of Coral Springs, Florida

Leaf Abstract on Mary Flynn Trail by Candy Childrey of Coral Springs, Fla.

 

Pussy Willow Power, Ice Glen Road by Olivia Kinne of Pittsfield, Mass.

Pussy Willow Power, Ice Glen Road by Olivia Kinne of Pittsfield, Mass.

 

Flight at Dawn, Mahkeenac Shore Road by Richard Lasner of Washington, DC, and Stockbridge, Mass.

Flight at Dawn, Mahkeenac Shore Road by Richard Lasner of Washington, D.C., and Stockbridge, Mass.

 

Mahkeenac Boating Club from Stockbridge Bowl by William Mulvihill of Stockbridge, Mass.

Mahkeenac Boating Club from Stockbridge Bowl by William Mulvihill of Stockbridge, Mass.

 

Starlit Stockbridge Bowl by Jay Rhind of Stockbridge, Mass.

Starlit Stockbridge Bowl by Jay Rhind of Stockbridge, Mass.

 

Daybreak on the Housatonic River by James Selva of Housatonic, Mass.

Daybreak on the Housatonic River by James Selva of Housatonic, Mass.

 

And here are the ten honorable mentions:

At the Stockbridge Train Station by Lomesia Allen of Pittsfield, Mass.

At the Stockbridge Train Station by Lomesia Allen of Pittsfield, Mass.

 

Stockbridge Bowl Ferns by Steve Blanchard of West Stockbridge, Mass.

Stockbridge Bowl Ferns by Steve Blanchard of West Stockbridge, Mass.

 

The red chairs beckon. June at the Norman Rockwell Museum by Tammis Coffin of Lenox, Mass.

The red chairs beckon. June at the Norman Rockwell Museum by Tammis Coffin of Lenox, Mass.

 

Laura's Tower by Jenna Crosier of Pittsfield, Mass.

Laura’s Tower by Jenna Crosier of Pittsfield, Mass.

 

St. Joseph's Church by Dana Goedwaagen of Glendale, Mass.

St. Joseph’s Church by Dana Goedwaagen of Glendale, Mass.

 

Averic Lake by John Morse of Stockbridge, Mass.

Averic Lake by John Morse of Stockbridge, Mass.

 

On Rattlesnake Mountain by Sandra Platczyc of Stockbridge, Mass.

On Rattlesnake Mountain by Sandra Platczyc of Stockbridge, Mass.

 

Pussy Willows, Kampoosa Bog by Kitty Sheridan of Stockbridge, Mass.

Pussy Willows, Kampoosa Bog by Kitty Sheridan of Stockbridge, Mass.

 

End of Watch by Michael Stanton of Stockbridge, Mass.

End of Watch by Michael Stanton of Stockbridge, Mass.

 

Cattail at Lily Pond by Patrick White of Stockbridge, Mass.

Cattail at Lily Pond by Patrick White of Stockbridge, Mass.

 

More information and photos also available at https://laurelhillassociation.org/2017-photo-contest


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