Bob SelfThe Florida Times-Union
Mike BrownThe Commercial Appeal
Steven MantillaBurlington Times-News
There were some great shots but a good deal of routine weather art. We liked both the shot of kids sledding but the emotion and shared joy of the dog and girl made it stronger. We both liked our 3rd and 4th picks for artistic merit. Both have strong light and mood. One of us liked #4 for the fact that it was depicting people but in the end we decided the moon was the stronger photo and more unique. Our winning photo elicited an immediate and unanimous response. It reads very clearly both in subject and technical execution.
Judges: Staff of the Lodi-News Sentinel