Ed CrisostomoORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Terry PiersonThe Press-Enterprise
Ken SteinhardtOrange County Register
"Cairn Rocks" has all the elements we find appealing and essential. Great use of framing, timing, color and background. Just a beautiful image that made it the obvious choice as the winning image in this category. What a wonderful angle on the second place image "Transfer Student" with nice clean background color. Third place could have used a tighter crop at the top to really bring in the hilarious moment with this dog. Just a fun image.
Judges: Suchat Pederson and Kyle Grantham