Picture Perfect

The winners of the 2015 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.
"Summers Past" by Andrew Stovern took third place in the Wildlife & Nature category.

Shutterbugs, our 2015 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest has come to a close. Thanks to our readers for their gorgeous photo submissions! A panel of judges chose a winner in each category (listed below). We also included runners-up and honorable mentions as the number and quality of photos allowed.

In September, readers also voted online for their overall favorite. Congratulations to all photographers!

Read more about our winning photos on this page every month in 2016.

Wildlife & Nature

1st place: We Need Weeds by Nancy Cohodes

2nd place: Rainwashed Apples by Deb Zeller

3rd place: Summers Past by Andrew Stovern

Honorable Mention: Sunday Morning Bird by Lori Palesch

Honorable Mention: Unpopped Poppies by Nancy Cohodes

Activities & Events

1st place: Sound and Light Show by John Haug

2nd place: Come Sail Away! by John Haug

3rd place: Steamboat Minnehaha by Joshua Livingston

City Landmarks

1st place: The Steamboat Minnehaha at Home Dock by Jeffrey Bipes

2nd place: From the Engineering Bridge by Jeffrey Bipes

3rd place: Lady of the Lake by Joshua Livingston

Honorable Mention: Sunrise at Tommy’s Tonka Trolley by Al Whitaker

People & Families

1st place: Tu4Tu by Tracie Bea Daum

2nd place: Rite of Passage by John Sadeh

3rd place: Passing Time by John Sadeh

Honorable Mention: Fish On by Tracie Bea Daum


1st place: Zoey by Deb Zeller

Readers’ choice

Sunrise on Echo Bay by Jon Sadeh