The first winner of the Poughkeepsie Journal's monthly Hudson River photo contest is Brian Connor of East Fishkill for his photo, "Guardians of the Hudson," of a seagull resting on a Battery Park City dock with the Statue of Liberty in the distance.
Elisa Shaw of Red Hook won honorable mention for her photo, "As the fog lifts at Bard Rock," depicting an early morning scene along the eastern bank of the Hudson at the Vanderbilt Estate in Hyde Park. The newspaper's staff photographers selected the winners.
Congrats to both of them! I felt that all the submissions for the October contest were great and I am looking forward to seeing what our region's photographers send in for the November contest.