Mark RightmireOrange County Register
Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Mindy SchauerThe Orange County Register
Judges: Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media/Greenwich Time, Michael Cummo/Hearst Connecticut Media/Stamford Advocate, Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media/Norwalk Hour
The photographer clearly traveled to Mars for that first-place shot, right? The colors look absolutely otherworldly and the plane flying just above the houses creates a feeling of tension and uneasiness. Awesome awesome shot. Second place does a great job capturing the resident reaction to the fires. Third place is clever and could've easily been first any other month. Don't wanna see the photos from the rest of the shoot though.