Tom FoxThe Dallas Morning News
Mike SimonsTulsa World
Matthew HatcherGetty Images
This category was tough, not because of the images but because the 3rd place winner would have been first had they only chosen their strongest photo (#1), but instead made a package of images bringing down the quality. That first image is beautiful, it really sings, the rest-mediocre at best. So by default, our second place became first, it's clever and clean and really well shot. Second place has beautiful emotion though wish it was in color, personally.
Judges: Sammy Jo Hester/LA Times, Lauren Justice/Independent Photographer