Gary CoronadoLos Angeles Times
Katharine LotzeThe Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Mindy SchauerThe Orange County Register
1st) The image is inviting, allowing for curiosity & mystery. We really enjoy the blue vs. red color tones and the intimate moment shared between the 2 subjects. 2nd) Very clean frame that tells a story. The image has some great layers/depth with the color contrasts, and the emotional differences between the front and back rows. 3rd) This frame was very unexpected and a bit comical. We enjoyed the color, the moment, and the juxtaposition of scale/size. However, there was much to be desired in the storytelling aspect. Without the caption this image would not have the same meaning.
Judges: Andrew Magnum/Freelance, Corey Perrine/Freelance