Katy Perrin, "Time Warp"
Katy snapped this shot in an abandoned house owned by some of her friends, without the help of electricity since it's been out for years. She captured the character of this dilapidated kitchen with her Canon Digital Rebel. Judges liked the photographer's awareness of the elements and how she chose to pull them together. They also commented on how alive the environment is even though there are no people present.
Dan Xeller, "Puerto Lopez Fishermen"
Every morning in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador fishermen gather their nets and get ready for the day. Dan captured the morning anticipation by including the dangling feet of locals in the background. The juxtaposition of the land and sea through the aqua blue truck and boat is divided by the human element. The judges liked the freshness of the blue, even though both foreground objects are weathered.
Robbie Silver, "Friday Night"
Robbie has been shooting for four years but turned pro less than a year ago. He snapped this photo to capture the busy cars and energy of a Friday night at the corner of East Bay and Broad Street. The judges particularly liked the movement of the photograph.
Dan Xeller, "Store Front, Ecuador"
Dan shot this colorful photo with a digital Canon 1DF, showing a vibrant painting on the streets of Ecuador. Judges enjoyed the general warmth of the picture, commenting on the balance of color, the clean look of the photo, and the inviting feeling it evokes.