Mindy SchauerThe Orange County Register
Paul RodriguezThe Orange County Register
Ed CrisostomoThe Orange County Register
Smallest and weakest category of the contest - only nine images. We awarded first place to the War Dog photo because it evoked a humorous reaction from one judge every time it came up on the screen. Too many entries had centered composition and lacked the initiative to balance the foreground subject with background.
Judges: Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star, Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star, Kristin Streff/Lincoln Journal Star