HR local wins Friends photo contest

Jesenia Robles’ photo of her father Enrique’s hands holding freshly picked apricots took the grand prize in Friends of the Columbia Gorge’s seventh annual photo contest. Robles is from Hood River.

Friends of the Columbia River Gorge announced June 15 — Nature Photography Day — that the winner of their seventh annual Our Gorge Connections photo contest is Jesenia Robles of Hood River.

Robles’ photograph, “Hands with Apricots,” is the first non-landscape shot to take the grand prize award according to Burt Edwards, communications director, and Stan Hall, digital communications manager. She was awarded $250 and a gift card from contest sponsor Pro Photo Supply.

HR local wins Friends photo contest

Robles and her parents, Enrique and Beneranda Robles. Enrique’s hands are featured in Robles’ winning photograph.