Ken SteinhardtThe Orange County Register
Thomas R. CordovaDaily Breeze | Press-Telegram
Karen Quincy LobergVentura County Star
Emotion trumps a record shot every time. 1st has it in spades. It requires the caption or the headline and story (which readers would have seen) to make the moment resonate. Could have used a slightly tighter crop too from both sides. 2nd doesn't really need a caption but doesn't quite have the emotional punch either. Nice moment, nice composition.
Judges: Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News, Michael Hamtil/The Dallas Morning News, Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News