Thomas R CordovaLong Beach Post
Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
First place photo could have been a boring image, but because of the two gentlemen on the left who are watching the scene, they make the photo. The second place photo is a decent image, but the judges thought the photographer could have used the surroundings better instead of a straightforward shot or maybe have gotten a more interactive moment. The third photo would have been great if there was something more definitively in focus. The slow shutter speed makes the images a little muddy, but the judges felt it needed to be included because it was so dramatic.
Judges: Sarah Condon/Observer-Dispatch, Alex Cooper/Observer-Dispatch