Tommy MartinoThe Missoulian
Loren HolmesAlaska Dispatch News
Marc LesterAlaska Dispatch News
This was perhaps the strongest category of the bunch, aside from sports. Good moments all around with good composition and use of light.First place is an excellent composition that tells a story in one image. It took some patience for the photographer to work the scene and find an image from a day after fire scenario that is emotionally strong. Second place could use a tighter crop but ultimately won because of the strong moment and simple, but powerful message is delivers. Third place has a whimsical air to it that helps it stand out from the rest. It takes work to make a compelling photograph out of a relatively static situation.
Judges: Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel, Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald