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2012 Fall Foliage Photo Contest entries

Here are all of the entries in our Fall Foliage Photo Contest. We received some stunning photos. Thanks to all who entered!

Chris Kessens, who was declared the winner of the contest by judges, entered this photo of the Glades Creek grist mill in Babcock State Park in West Virginia.
Johanna Waikel of Fort Wayne sent in this photo taken in Westwood North commons behind her home. The fog had just lifted and the sun shone through. The leaves on one tree glistened in red and purple hews. Other trees were dressed in yellows and oranges. The willow had a blue-green color dispersed throughout while the sunshine crowned the top. The reflection in the pond was amazing.
Catherine Dunmire entered this photo of leaves covering steps.
Maxine Neher entered this photo taken in Spring Mill State Park in southern Indiana.  "We spent two nights at the park," she said.
Wendy Deskins entered this photo taken behind their country home and barn, where there is a path her husband, Joe, uses to work his horses. "While driving his horses on this path, he encounters wild turkeys and deer that live in these woods along the path," she said.  "We are from Auburn."
Ethel Fackler of Fort Wayne sent in this photo of the entrance of Kensington Down Estates on Maysville Road.
Kristen Brower captured this image of fall at Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne.
Robert Albertson took this photo in October of fall flowers at entrance as they drove out through the beautiful fall colors of the trees in the north side of Quebec City, Quebec, in Canada. "The best foliage in any part of the area of St. Lawrence Seaway," he said.
Dan Vorndran took this photo capturing a golden morning at LaSalle Canyon in Starved Rock State Park in northern Illinois.
Reagan Mikesell entered this photo showing the loneliness of Fall. "All the plants seem to die, and the leaves fall and the animals go into hibernation, so what remains is deserted," Reagan said. The photo was taken at the Environmental Center behind Homestead High School on Homestead Road.
Phyllis Peters entered this photo, saying "These beautiful fall mums were planted in front of my home  many years ago in Spencerville. Every year, they grow fuller, and you can see their bright fall colors (especially the yellow ones) from the road in front of my home. I love to sit on my porch in the cool of the day and admire their beauty."
Denny Beck took this photo Oct. 6 at Lindenwood Nature Preserve in Fort Wayne. "The pond at Lindenwood is one of my favorite spots to take colorful fall photos," he said.
Jim Porter entered this photo taken in October at sunrise in their Aboite Township backyard.
J. Brechbill entered this photo of beautiful fall foliage in cousin Mary Degler's backyard.
Winston Oliver of Fort Wayne took this photo of a rose in the backyard at Jacob Creek Run addition. It shows the turning leaves of sugar maples behind the fence. "The last rose of summer welcomes autumn," he said.
Abigail Snyder entered this photo of fall foliage surrounding the Hilly Hundred 2012 bike ride in Indiana.
Becky Hernandez entered this photo taken in southern Huntington County at the east end of Salamonie Reservoir. She was standing their deck and looking across her parents' field to view the evening sunset.
Morrell Travis entered this photo taken in late September outside of Brown County State Park's Nature Center.
Ellen Duvall entered this photo of fall foliage along U.S. 33 north of Columbia City.
Jules Toussaint of Fort Wayne sent in this photo of fall foliage colors on a private pond off Bass Road, east of Buckner Park.
Laura Hutsell said, "My husband Steve and I stopped at the Walatowa Visitor Center (Pueblo of Jemez) in the Sante Fe National Forest, just north of Albuquerque, N.M., and just fell in love with this fall scene.
Nancy Mann entered this photo of a red barn taken Oct. 8 in Leelenau County, Mich.
Joel E. Esslinger entered this photo of Makenna Esslinger enjoyed the fall colors at the Hilgers Pumpkin Patch. "She always seems to like the animals, too!," he said.
Steve Gilette entered this photo of a red antique barn near Fremont in Steuben County.
Marilyn Van Tilburg took this photo of fall foilage in late September at Metea County Park near Leo-Cedarville.
Michael Cumins submitted this entry in our Fall Foliage Photo Contest.
Heather Bosserman said, "I call this photo 'Changes.' I spotted the maple tree along my driveway one day when I was walking down to get the mail.
Barbara J. Gallmeyer of Fort Wayne sent in this photo of Foster Park along the St. Marys River.
Allison Nitza entered this photo taken at Pokagon State Park
Jeanne Stefanko entered this photo of an angel statue at the beginning of the wooded path at their home at Tri Lakes-Big Cedar.
Albert Baeuerle entered this fall foliage photo taken in October at the Southwest Allen County Schools' Environmental Center.
Kurt Whited took this photo with his phone of the Headwaters Park bridge to the Old Fort.
Charles Mumaugh entered this photo taken downtown near Headwaters Park's main sidewalk.
Mindy Thoma took this photo of the mums in her yard and was able to "capture an old moth, wings chipped in places, catching the last warmth and nectar of the fall flowers. Beautiful."
Jacey Keener entered this photo in the Fall Foliage Photo Contest.
Nancy Caryer of Fort Wayne sent in this fall foliage photo of Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Steve Hutsell entered this photo of "a beautiful fall day spent on the Pecos River trout fishing (and, yes, I did catch one) in the Sante Fe National Forest in New Mexico.
Jim Benya of Fort Wayne entered this photo taken in Franke Park.
Dick Loney of Fort Wayne sent in this photo of the view of the pond from the balcony of the Waterside Inn in Chesterton in northwest Indiana.