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Springtime Kayaking

Sarah Lilja: Springtime Kayaking

Sarah Lilja took this photo on the St. Croix River near Franconia, where the rock formations are called the Franconia Dalles. Lilja says she was inspired by “the blue kayaks [which] so perfectly mirror the blue sky,” noting, “They make a great focal point against the red rocks of the dalles.” Lilja’s favorite part of the image are the vibrant colors. The St. Croix River Valley is one of her favorite spots, and she frequents it to take as many photos as she can.

Photographer: Sarah Lilja Read more about Springtime Kayaking

Lens on St. Croix Valley 2017 Photo Contest

It's that time of year again: The Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest has returned for its 3rd year of beautiful photos of our community. This photo contest, presented by St. Croix Valley Magazine, showcases the best photographers in our community—not to mention the subjects that give them inspiration.

We're looking for photos that show off the core values of St. Croix Valley in five categories: Read more about Lens on St. Croix Valley 2017 Photo Contest

Photo Finish

Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs and voted during our first St. Croix Valley Magazine photo contest. After much consideration, the following photos were chosen:

“The Firing Line” by Thomas Wieland (1st place)

“Love My Chicken” by Sandy Brecht (2nd place)

“The Old & New” by Thomas Wieland (3rd place)

We look forward to featuring the photographs in St. Croix Valley Magazine during 2016. Congratulations! Read more about Photo Finish

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