Jane TyskaBay Area News Group
Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Beth SchlankerThe Press Democrat
First place was a clear winner. After that, it got closer. 1. The ambulance and sheriffs provide good framing. His face is very visible, you can clearly see his expression and emotion as well as the blood on his face -- it kind of pulls your eye towards him. 2. There's a clear foreground, midground, background. The colors are really crisp. The color of the fireman is a clear focus in the large photo. Almost had the feeling of a painting. 3. Strong composition, good emotion.
Judges: Regina McCombs/University of Minnesota, Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune, University of Minnesota students