Sean D. ElliotThe Day
Peter PereiraThe Standard-Times
Tim CookThe Day
A weak category with only 11 entries and no standouts. We struggled with photos that didn't have enough information visually or in their captions. The three that won had genuine moments. First place was awkward, like spot news photos often are, but had enough background information to make it understandable and let the viewer have sympathy for the subjects. Second place was difficult to see because it was so busy. It was a nowin situation visually, but the photographer found a real moment in the chaos of a busy harbor. Third place scored because is was properly exposed and had decent composition and everybody likes flames.
Judges: John Starks/Daily Herald, Rick West/Daily Herald, Paul Valade/Daily Herald