Lens on Lake Minnetonka

The Splash

The Splash

Winning photo makes a real splash. “I was taking a photograph of someone doing a backflip off the back of our boat and decided to take one of the...

Puppies and Paddleboards

Puppies and Paddleboards

It’s never too early to teach a young pup new tricks. Sitting. Standing. Either way—paddleboarding can be great fun. Lake Minnetonka served as an...

Sail Seeker

Sail Seeker

A favorite landmark inspires Orono resident. “I was struck by the vibrant color of the boats and the sky that late afternoon,” says Berit Francis of...

Zinnias with a View

Zinnias with a View

A showstopping view highlights summer’s natural beauty. “I snapped this photo behind the Wayzata Library, and whoever planted these zinnias— they...

Minnehaha Creek Warbler

Minnehaha Creek Warbler

Romance in the wild sings its own sweet song. Whenever we’re given the chance to observe the natural goings on of wildlife in our midst, it’s an...

Siblings

Siblings

  Photogenic felines capture second place. “While you can make dogs sit and stay for a photo and try to pose them, you cannot do that with cats,”...

Navy Dad

Navy Dad

A familial scene captures a happy memory. “This gentleman is actually my dad,” Ann Beadle-Reinitz says. “I took the photo because I don’t have a lot...

Enjoying the Fresh Air

Enjoying the Fresh Air

Photogenic 20-year-old cat takes first place. First Place: Pets “Find your passion about what you like to take pictures of,” Ann Beadle-Reinitz...

Morning Drama

Morning Drama

Repetition is the key to success. “[I] love this park and the location, especially in the morning and at night. [The] large body of water in the...

Fire Trucks on Parade

Fire Trucks on Parade

Spirit of service captured in parade photo. “I took this shot as it shows the spirit of the small town community coming together,” says Ann...

Lily Pad Leap

Lily Pad Leap

Sheer joy is frozen in time during hot summer day. “The moment captured in this photo is sheer joy and a perfect reflection of happy childhood...

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