Lori Van BurenAlbany Times Union
Frank Becerra Jr.The Journal News
Very thin category but first place was very deserving. A truly beautiful spot news image helped by the firefighter's upward gaze. 2nd place was awarded because we are suckers for a silhouette. Nice placement of the two firefighters' heads with a tight composition.
Judges: Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle, Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle, Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle