Images 2011: Top staff photos
Some of the best work of Gazette photographers is showcased in this 30-photo gallery. Posted on January 3, 2012.
From left, Courtnie Van Auken, Maria McKenna, Stacie McGann, Liz Snow, Camren McKenna , Courtney Gelish and Brian McKenna, all of Scotia, cheer as they watch a race on a screen in the shade at the opening day of Saratoga Race Course on July 22.
Renee Damico of Ballston Spa cools down with other runners with water from an Albany Fire Department truck at the end of the 22rd Freihofer's Run in Albany on June 4.
A runner approaches the finish line during the Albany Running Exchange’s Brave the Blizzard Snowshoe Race at Guilderland Elementary School last winter.
The New York City Ballet opened with the performance "Fearful Symmetries" at SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on July 5.
Fans of Big Time Rush react as they get their first in-person look at the group at SPAC.
Lock 8 in Rotterdam overflows with water on Monday, Aug. 29, during extensive flooding in the region as a result of Tropical Storm Irene.
A sign posted on a house on Main Street in Schoharie on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 after devestating flooding in the region.
Jumpin' Jacks and Collins Park in Scotia underwater from Mohawk River flooding on Monday, August 29, 2011.
Tiffany Highbridge came up from Florida to help a friend clean up her house, just off Main Street in the village of Schoharie.
Schenectady firefighters battle a house fire on Stanley Street after flames broke out shortly before 5:30 a.m. on March 28.
Ben Bates just misses the cup on the 9th green during the NYS Amateur Qualifying held at Colonie Golf & Country Club.
Jamie Darrel, of 611 Hattie St., left, is consoled by her friend Jade Dunckle after the death of Darrel's 20-month-old son Asiah was ruled a homicide on June 20.
Quentin Teagle, 9, of Schenectady, high-fives Colleen Mahar, aka "Sparkles the Tall Juggler" of Wynantskill, during SummerNights on State Street in Schenectady on July 15.
Schenectady firefighter/paramedic Brian Flynn carries a hose line to the porch at a 2 alarm house fire at 1033 Forest Road on Nov. 13.
Players on the Schenectady High School boys basketball team, with Jallah Tarver, 18, in the center, gather at a memorial game of basketball for shooting victim Eddie Stanley at Central Park in Schenectady on June 16, 2011.
"Masochistic Molly" of the Hellions of Troy Roller Derby League greets fans before the team hosted the Nickel City Knockouts of Buffalo at the Rollarama Skating Center in Rotterdam.
The pro cyclists head down a hill on Meeting House Road in Cambridge during the Tour of the Battenkill in April.
New Lebanon sixth grader Maddie Teachout clutches a small panda bear in her right hand for good luck at the 2011 Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctors on Feb 9.
Alyssa Trainer, right, hugs Kelsea Cressler after the Niskayuna High School graduation at Proctors on June 23.
Spectators look on during the Jumpin' Jack's Fourth of July fireworks display over the Mohawk River in Scotia.
Icicles hang from a roof in Glenville as the sun sets on Jan. 21.
A green cup from the "Kegs and Eggs" event is among trash left on the sidewalk on Hamilton Street between Quail and Ontario Streets in Albany in March. Several arrests followed the destruction of property that occurred during the St. Patrick's Day melee.
Coated in colored powder, Asha Ram of Schenectady smiles during the 2011 Phagwah/Holi celebration at the Shree Raam Mandir in Schenectady.
President Barack Obama waves with General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt following a tour of the downtown GE plant on Jan. 21.
Anthony Dyer, 9, of South Colonie is airborne while sledding on the Central Park Sledding hill in Schenectady on Feb. 26.
Michelle Quimby, 20, of Ballston Lake clears the pole at a high-flying competition called "Adirondack Aerial Assault" on July 23 on the shores of Lake George.
Northeast Ballet Company dancers perform during the "Waltz of the Flowers" for the SPAC holiday fundraiser, the Nutcracker Tea, sponsored by Emma Willard School, at Saratoga Spa State Park Hall of Springs on Nov. 20.
Shannon Frederick, 22, of Duanesburg jumps a small brook near the top of a waterfall in the Plotter Kill Preserve in Rotterdam while hiking on Oct. 7.
Maple Ski Ridge hosted its third annual Rhythm on the Ridge roots music festival in Rotterdam in June. Here, Andrew Schafer, 15, of Niskayuna rides a snowboarding rail.
Pro skater Jared Lee does a trick on his skateboard during an opening day demonstration at the Baptist Church of Northville on July 2.