Xavier MascareñasThe Sacramento Bee
Kent NishimuraLos Angeles Times
Daniel KimThe Sacramento Bee
First place was a pretty easy decision, but lots of discussion on places after that. 1. Great expression on the face. Clear focus despite wide shot, narrow depth of focus was done well. The lights are very interesting and create contrast and add dimension. Strong and detailed caption. 2. Tones very nice, colors are great, see the emotion on servers face, big human interest photo, the mask vs no mask, one way or another of looking at the photo, very clear image, good description 3. Image is very different than most submitted, the layering is really nice, toning is also pretty nice, composition is good with her eyes and the Virgin Mary, nice to see people with some masks on in the photo.
Judges: Regina McCombs/University of Minnesota, Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune, University of Minnesota students