James M. PattersonValley News
Marc VasconcellosBrockton Enterprise
Geoff ForesterConcord Monitor
Judges: Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register, Bill Alkofer/The Orange County Register, Ana Venegas/The Orange County Register
First- It took a skilled photographer to capture the essence of this story without making it dull. The goat pic was a spectacular image that was lost to poor cropping. Judges almost missed what was going on. Second- We almost didn’t award this entry because it was so loosely edited. The good moments helped keep it in. More than half the photos could have been eliminated. Third- Our Canadian judge gave it a 6.4 but our SoCal judges liked it.