Gary CoronadoHouston Chronicle
Smiley N. PoolThe Dallas Morning News
Ronald ErdrichAbilene Reporter-News
First place had a number of images that wowed the judges; however, we wished that the photographer killed off some of their "babies", hopefully you don't cringe too badly by the pun, because 29 images is much too long. Second place also had a number of stunning images. We recognized that the photographer worked hard to get multiple angles at a fairly controlled event where access may be a problem. The photographer for third place went the extra mile to find stunning photos for a mundane/ figurative assignment. We did wish that a human element was included, like how the weather would impact a local farmer.
Judges: Robin Chan/Gatehouse Media, Alyssa Stone/Gatehouse Media, David Gordon/Gatehouse Media