Kelly PresnellArizona Daily Star
Michael ChowThe Arizona Republic
Karen Quincy LobergVentura County Star
Phelan M. Ebenhack/Freelance, John Raoux/Associated Press, Stephen Dowell/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel
For some reason, there were some very strong sports photos that were entered as general news. Overall, the final cut contained some very beautiful photos. First place was a beautiful silhouette with the American flag. It immediately popped out during the initial view of all of the photos. Second place was a striking, almost mono-chromatic shot of a dead fish on parched soil. Third place had nice composition and we liked the eyes of the subject on the right. First honorable mention went to a photo of a housing being moved. We liked the composition and the line of people in front. The second honorable mention went to a speaking shot, but we liked the composition of all of the soldiers surrounding him at the podium. An ordinary situation, but nicely composed.