Competition was stiff this year for the annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest, but after the dust settled, the judges picked the winning images in five categories: Activities & Events, City Landmarks, Wildlife & Nature, Pets, People & Families. Read more about Lens on Lake Minnetonka 2021 Photo Contest Winners
Photo Contest Winner
Lake Minnetonka Sunset with My Best Friend, taken by Wayzata’s Katie Rajchert, placed first in the People and Families category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.
“The photo was taken on the front of our boat last summer, heading back from Carson’s Bay to our slip in Wayzata Bay on a slow sunset cruise,” she says. “The far background is along the shore of Ferndale and Harrington [roads].” Read more about A Boy and His Dog
“The pure joy on their faces,” says Tracie Bea Daum when asked what she appreciated about her photo of her children, Ava, 12; Elias, 9; and Penelope, 8 (at the time of the photo). “With such a tough year and missing out on so much, it filled my heart to see them just having fun.” Read more about Sibling Smiles
Guess who won first place in the Pets category of Lens on Lake Minnetonka, our annual photo contest? Big Brown Eyes by Mound resident Ann Beadle-Reinitz, and it’s not difficult to see why.
She didn’t need to look far for her photo subject—just her driveway—as Beadle-Reinitz used her Nikon D850 and a 50 mm lens to capture Patrick’s sweet face. He must have wandered over for a friendly chat, as he’s owned by a neighbor. Read more about Who? Me?
Lake Minnetonka provides year-around opportunities for great photos, and Chad McShane shared his perspective with The eFoil, which earned first place in the Activities and Events category of Lens on Lake Minnetonka, our annual photo contest. Read more about Magic Carpet Ride
Looking to the north on Crystal Bay, Jace Dovolis, 13, captured Foggy Dock, the first-place winner in the Wildlife & Nature category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest. “The thing that stands out is the absence of any color without editing,” Jace says. Read more about Bay View