Winners named in annual Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest.

Have you ever imagined the beauty of intense light sparkling from a rippled lake surface… or the majesty of birds in flight, riding a cool breeze just inches above a glass-smooth body of water?  Twenty-four photographers captured these images and many more and entered them in Helix Water District’s Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest.

Seventy images in two categories, adult and youth, competed for top spots in this year’s edition of the annual event that highlights the district’s reservoir and recreation area in San Diego’s East County.

Shutterbugs submitted images covering a wide range of angles and focal points, including scenic shots and portraits of wildlife that call the recreation area home.

Adult Winners

1st Place, Robert Rosenbaum (Eye to Eye)

2nd Place, Kurt Scherbaum (Jack)

3rd Place, Zan Just (Pelican Precision)

Honorable Mention, Jan Taylor (Family Fishing at Sunrise)

Honorable Mention, Billy Ortiz (Full Moon T-Dock)

Honorable Mention, Pat Rendon (Morning Poetry)

Honorable Mention, Mariecor Agravante (Brother & Sister on Boat)

Honorable Mention, Larry Cruikshank (Cactus Bee)

Honorable Mention, Bob Ryan (Full Moon Fishing)

Youth Winners

1st Place, Mary Tran, 17 (Duck)

2nd Place, Devona Kassab, 16 (Lake 2)

3rd Place, Destiny Kassab, 16 (Flower 2)

The Winning Photos

See the gallery of winning images at Below is the first place photo taken by Robert Rosenbaum. At the top of the page is the second place photo taken by Devona Kassab.

Awards for first, second and third places are $100, $50 and $25, respectively, and honorable mentions receive certificates.

The Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest is a digital competition.  All images, entry forms and model releases are submitted as electronic files via email.