The votes are in for the LEXtoday 2023 Picture of the Year contest. With 800+ total responses, check out the finalists below, including the winner that you, our readers, voted for.
Winner: “On my way to the races” by Brandon L.
273 votes. We have a thing for fall foliage, and apparently y’all do too. We must say, seeing the bright orange and reds that appear at Keeneland’s iconic entrance is always a sight for sore eyes during these gray winter days.
Finalist: “Chasing a sunrise storm” by Sydney C.
240 votes. Lexington’s historic Manchester Farm shines in this photo, highlighting how our breathtaking horse farms complement our landscape.
Finalist: “Catalpa Rd at Golden Hour” by Sydney C.
91 votes. The golden tunnel is one of our favorite fall happenings, but the way Sydney captured it with the sun peeking through is jaw-dropping.
Finalist: “Big Blue Reflections” by Geoffrey B.
72 votes. This to us is one of those points of view that makes you pause + reflect. We love seeing this unique take on notable downtown spots.
Finalist: “Late night Green Lantern Bar” by Maggie L.
74 votes. We love our dive bars and how this moody, yet mystical photo encapsulates the cozy feeling you get the moment you walk into Green Lantern Bar.
Finalist: “Pumpkinmania at Transylvania” by Kiah A.
54 votes. Despite being a still, the glow of the jack o’ lanterns come to life in this photo of Pumpkinmania — one of our favorite traditions in Lexington.