Santiago MejiaSan Francisco Chronicle
Thomas R CordovaLong Beach Post
Kent NishimuraLos Angeles Times
First place image didn't hit the radar off the bat but the more we looked at it the more we appreciated the subtleness of how the image came together. It's a slow quiet image. We appreciated the thought put into the creation in the final product. Second place contains all the elements meant to convey the feeling, mood, and story. Nice expression and composition. Nitpick: the full range depth of field hurt the execution but still makes for a nice picture nonetheless. Third place we were just entranced but the eyes, color and mood. Well-done naturally lit.
Judges: Corey Perrine/Freelance, Joe Lamberti/Courier Post