Kate FlockWest Roxbury Transcript
Michael G. SeamansMorning Sentinel
Melanie SochanPortland Press Herald
Judges: Peggy Peattie/San Diego Union-Tribune, David Poller/San Diego Union-Tribune, Howard Lipin/San Diego Union-Tribune, Misael Virgen/San Diego Union-Tribune, Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune, Alma Cesena/San Diego Union-Tribune, David Brooks/San Diego Union-Tribune, John McCutchen/San Diego Union-Tribune, Luis Cruz/San Diego Union-Tribune
Unanimous choice for first! We all loved everything about this: the light, the composition, the smile of pure joy on the girl's face, the kids out of focus in the background. Wonderful. And the country music in the convenience store giving away Thanksgiving dinner, it's a visual feast for sure looking at all the elements of Americana in this store. That it's a Thanksgiving serenade just adds icing to the cake. Third - the horse rolling in the sand, several judges loved this because they found it to be so unusual (non-horse people), and at least a nice clean background. A great find in a feature picture search.