Taylor IrbyManhattan Mercury
Fred ZwickyJournal Star
Richard SitlerThe Southern Illinoisan
A very competitive category, it was a difficult choice to make in the placement of 123. First place, beautiful light, well composed, all the elements come together. The flag, button, great look on the boy's face. Second place is great father daughter moment, a lot of innocence. We wondered what life might be like after the soldier comes home. Third place is very quiet, the judges felt with a little more room at the bottom of the frame and a little more of the windowat right, the image would have been stronger.
Judges: José Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee, Paul Kitagaki/The Sacramento Bee, Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee