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State-Owned Forests Category Semifinalists

Snow clouds over the High Peaks from Adirondack Loj Road

Forever Wild by Wayne Jones

Category Winner

Morning light shining through a silhouetted forest

Brookfield Woods by Wells Horton

Commissioner's Choice

View of the Shawangunks

From Skytop by Janet Bachant

Maple leaves in fall color backed by a birch tree

Fall on Fire by Anne Brewer

Lake Harris surrounded by forest and blue sky

Lake Harris by Catherine Calamari

Waterfall in Letchworth gorge

Untitled by Amelia Chandler

Waterfall in forest

Thoughts of Madelyn by Greg Chianis

Gorge view framed by fall foliage

Whetstone Gorge by Mary Collis

Fall foliage surrounding lower falls Letchworth Gorge by Gerald Hook
Eastern High Peaks in fall color and snow topped peaks

Adirondack Autumn Snow by Wayne Jones

Aerial view of Harriman and Route 6 in fall color

Harriman by Mark Kalan

Looking up at bright yellow fall-colored trees with sun shining through

High Tor by Nigel Kent

Small rocky waterfall in the forest

Hemlock Brook by Patricia Kneer

Forest in fall color, blue sky and lake reflecting the forest and sky

Autumn's Reflection by Norman Lathrop

Black and white photo looking up into a conifer plantation

Along VanHovenburg Trail by Sean Leibowitz

Birch and other trees in fall color line a trail

Colorful Birches by Deborah Littlejohn

Large rock formation in the middle of a forest

Sunlight on the Thunder Rocks by Jennifer Miller

A lone conifer rises above the rest of the trees on the summit

Crane Mountain by Peter Rossi

Cone, seedlings and mature spruce in background

When I Grew Up by Michael Weishan

forest and mossy bog

Chenengo Valley State Park by Sam Wentz