Bernard BraultLa Presse
Peter PereiraThe Standard-Times
James M. PattersonValley News
We got it down to a short list pretty quickly. There were two really good moments, but they were too over exposed to overlook, as we did in our first place choice for this category.1st place it’s hard to beat big man in a fluffy tutu honing his demiplies. The blown out top left hand corner in the giant ballerina photo was a bit annoying, and the caption was lacking in substance. It would have been nice to know what a former Canadian hockey player was doing in a ballet class. Not a perfect image, but definitely delightful. 2nd place It looked like the photographer had put planning into his shot, choosing his cool “Owl of Knowledge” frame and waiting for someone to walk out through the door. That a mini superhero was the first out for recess was an added stroke of luck. We applaud his patience and foresight. 3rd place We thought this photo showed a nice moment of the big boys keeping cool in a kiddie pool. We didn’t love that it seemed to be about the mass consumption of beer, but we thought it was well shot. The caption is a bit confusing though and doesn’t really explain why they are doing this.
Judges: Anita Baca/Associated Press, Leslie Mazoch/Associated Press, Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press, Dario LopezMills/Associated Press