Gary CoronadoLos Angeles Times
Paul RodriguezOrange County Register
Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
The first and second place photos were close in this category. The reason we chose the first place photo was that the photographer took a less expected approach to capturing warm weather. The second place winner had the strongest moment out of all of the entries, but we wish that the photo went a little beyond an expected moment. We agreed that third place winner shot a well composed image that we would be happy to use in the next day’s paper.
Judges: Yoon S. Byun/Freelance, Michele McDonald/Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram