The votes are in! Here are the top 3 finalists in each category of this year's Best of White Bear Lake.
Although it’s undoubtedly a sports photo, Neal Burke’s NHL Prospect isn’t your typical action shot. Featuring a young hockey player partially shrouded in shadow, Burke’s stunning play of shadow and light made this close-up portrait especially memorable.
Longtime host of Northeast Journal , Joe Cullen, and his wife, Tahni, remember feeling overwhelmed when their son Josiah was diagnosed with nonverbal autism. Their challenge, they say, was best summed up in a single phrase: “No known cause, no known cure, lifelong.“
In Firefighting Matt Taking a Break, Ron Hawkins, photographer extraordinaire, captured a shot of a White Bear Lake fireman taking in the scene on a cold winter’s day.
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Wandering the shores of Bald Eagle Lake, it’s not difficult to spot a wood duck or two. But Andy Townshend says that trying to capture this bird on film gets a little tricky. “You kind of have to sneak up on them,” he explains.
Gary Schafer has been known to enjoy the serenity of White Bear Lake mornings riding his bicycle. Besides his set of wheels, the most important item he brings with him on these endeavors is his Canon 7D Mark II, in the hopes of capturing a bit of this picturesque scene.
Every year we look forward to the flood of images that appear on our submission site as we launch our annual photo contest. This year was no different and we received countless beautiful photos from many talented members of our community.
Anyone who has met White Bear Lake resident Jean Sockness has probably heard her say she has a fondness for fall—the leaves changing color, the crackle of bonfires, but especially the thought of goblins lurking about as the bewitching season draws near.
“This is a good example of community events bringing us together,” remarks Jay Rendall on his photo Pumpkinmania, which won third place in the 2015 Activities and Events category.
Something New for the Best of White Bear Lake 2017!
Voting for our annual readers’ choice poll will take place January 1-31, 2017 here on the site and finalists will be posted online in March.
Look for the winners in the July 2017 issue of White Bear Lake Magazine!