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Winning Images 2004

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The ballots are in and the decisions have been made. We have a new leader, and his name is Forrest L. Doud. The winner of the Best of Show award for the Winning Images photo contest was a dark-horse candidate that emerged out of the pack to take the top honor.

Each year hundreds of photographers who live in this county take thousands of pictures for work, pleasure, or both. The readers of New Times reap the benefit of seeing the very best of these images in our annual photo issue, Winning Images. Every back road, alley, field, beach, animal, vineyard, and person is fair game when it comes to these image-makers. We are allowed and honored to see who and what creates the magic of the Central Coast. From the hills of Shandon and San Miguel to the bluffs of Nipomo, photographers have been capturing photographs of our place, of our time, or more simply put — us.

Selected from among the first-place winners of each category, the best of show was unanimously picked by the judges.

We started a new tradition this year of inviting the best of show winner of the previous year to be a judge for the next year’s contest. Barry Goyette filled that role admirably, and, along with two other judges, pored over 472 entries. As for the other judges, we brought in some outside experts.

John Tonai teaches still photography at the world famous Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. John holds an M.F.A from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado, and a B.A. from the University of Sioux Falls.

Barbara Parmet, from Santa Barbara, holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and has been a fine-art photographer for over 20 years with numerous exhibitions to her credit around the world.

As usual our favorite sponsors are still involved. First Bank’s Business Development Representative Ligia Vargas states, “We love to support our local community by getting involved … it’s amazing how many talented photographers enter the contest … it must be a very hard decision for the judges.�

New Times is also pleased to welcome as a sponsor local ad agency AdMinds, run by Finney Smith. When asked why he decided to be a sponsor this year rather than a participant, Smith responded, “All of us at AdMinds want to support and promote the local arts community. We want to let folks know about our large-format printing services for photographers and other visual artists in the area. Our goal is to integrate art into commerce.� ³

Christopher Gardner was the coordinator of the event, not a judge, so don’t whine to him.

BEST OF SHOW ABSTRACT - COLOR: - FORREST L. DOUD
  • Forrest L. Doud
  • BEST OF SHOW ABSTRACT - COLOR:
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“HALO� SECOND PLACE PEOPLE - BW: - ALICE ROBERTSON
  • Alice Robertson
  • “HALOâ€? SECOND PLACE PEOPLE - BW:
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“HERLINDA� THIRD PLACE PEOPLE - BW: - DEBORAH DENKER
  • Deborah Denker
  • “HERLINDAâ€? THIRD PLACE PEOPLE - BW:
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“A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TRISTEN� SECOND PLACE KIDS - BW: - ALLYSON MAGDA
  • Allyson Magda
  • “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TRISTENâ€? SECOND PLACE KIDS - BW:
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“HOME ON THE RANGE� FIRST PLACE ANIMALS - COLOR: - LYNDA ROELLER
  • Lynda Roeller
  • “HOME ON THE RANGEâ€? FIRST PLACE ANIMALS - COLOR:
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“WADING EGRET� SECOND PLACE ANIMALS - COLOR: - WALTER MOORE
  • Walter Moore
  • “WADING EGRETâ€? SECOND PLACE ANIMALS - COLOR:
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“BIRDS IN FLIGHT� THIRD PLACE ANIMALS - COLOR: - GARRY JOHNSON
  • Garry Johnson
  • “BIRDS IN FLIGHTâ€? THIRD PLACE ANIMALS - COLOR:
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“BEE #2� HONORABLE MENTION ANIMALS - COLOR: - GARY GARRETT
  • Gary Garrett
  • “BEE #2â€? HONORABLE MENTION ANIMALS - COLOR:
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“GREEN CLASSIC� SECOND PLACE ABSTRACT - COLOR: - CURTIS HANDLEY
  • Curtis Handley
  • “GREEN CLASSICâ€? SECOND PLACE ABSTRACT - COLOR:
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“CYCLAMEN� FIRST PLACE FLORA - COLOR: - MARLIN HARMS
  • Marlin Harms
  • “CYCLAMENâ€? FIRST PLACE FLORA - COLOR:
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“YELLOW� SECOND PLACE FLORA - COLOR: - DEBORAH DENKER
  • Deborah Denker
  • “YELLOWâ€? SECOND PLACE FLORA - COLOR:
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“CANNA POP ART� THIRD PLACE ABSTRACT - COLOR: - TERESE MARIE
  • Terese Marie
  • “CANNA POP ARTâ€? THIRD PLACE ABSTRACT - COLOR:
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“GLADIOLUS CLOSE-UP� HONORABLE MENTION FLORA - COLOR: - NANCY KOREN
  • Nancy Koren
  • “GLADIOLUS CLOSE-UPâ€? HONORABLE MENTION FLORA - COLOR:
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“BIRTHDAY CAKE FLOWER� THIRD PLACE FLORA - COLOR: - DEBORAH DENKER
  • Deborah Denker
  • “BIRTHDAY CAKE FLOWERâ€? THIRD PLACE FLORA - COLOR:
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“CONNER� FIRST PLACE KIDS - COLOR: - JEFF NEWSOM
  • Jeff Newsom
  • “CONNERâ€? FIRST PLACE KIDS - COLOR:
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UNTITLED SECOND PLACE KIDS - COLOR: - ANASTASIA KONTAXAKI
  • Anastasia Kontaxaki
  • UNTITLED SECOND PLACE KIDS - COLOR:
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“TIMMY� THIRD PLACE KIDS - COLOR: - ROB WILKINSON
  • Rob Wilkinson
  • “TIMMYâ€? THIRD PLACE KIDS - COLOR:
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“TIPPY TOES� HONORABLE MENTION KIDS - COLOR: - SUSAN DUNKER
  • Susan Dunker
  • “TIPPY TOESâ€? HONORABLE MENTION KIDS - COLOR:
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“FORMAL DINING� HONORABLE MENTION FLORA - COLOR: - STEPHEN PETERSON
  • Stephen Peterson
  • “FORMAL DININGâ€? HONORABLE MENTION FLORA - COLOR:
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“STRIPED CLASSIC� HONORABLE MENTION ABSTRACT - COLOR: - CURTIS HANDLEY
  • Curtis Handley
  • “STRIPED CLASSICâ€? HONORABLE MENTION ABSTRACT - COLOR:
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“MOUNTAIN MAN� HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE - BW: - PREM ANANDA
  • Prem Ananda
  • “MOUNTAIN MANâ€? HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE - BW:
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“WELL-ACQUAINTED STRANGERS� HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE - BW: - ROSALINE JO RANCOUR
  • Rosaline Jo Rancour
  • “WELL-ACQUAINTED STRANGERSâ€? HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE - BW:
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“HANDS AT REST� FIRST PLACE OPEN BW: - MARCY A. ISRAEL
  • Marcy A. Israel
  • “HANDS AT RESTâ€? FIRST PLACE OPEN BW:
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“SANTA MARIA RIVER� FIRST PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE BW: - DEAN CULLY
  • Dean Cully
  • “SANTA MARIA RIVERâ€? FIRST PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE BW:
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“SPARKLER� FIRST PLACE KIDS - BW: - MARCY A. ISRAEL
  • Marcy A. Israel
  • “SPARKLERâ€? FIRST PLACE KIDS - BW:
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“PISMO DUNES #2� THIRD PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE BW: - CRIS MITCHELL
  • Cris Mitchell
  • “PISMO DUNES #2â€? THIRD PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE BW:
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“NEAR PASO ROBLES� THIRD PLACE OPEN BW: - DEAN CULLY
  • Dean Cully
  • “NEAR PASO ROBLESâ€? THIRD PLACE OPEN BW:
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“EAVESDROPPING IN THE MIST� FIRST PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - NANCY A. WATTS
  • Nancy A. Watts
  • “EAVESDROPPING IN THE MISTâ€? FIRST PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR:
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“PISMO DUNES #1� THIRD PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - CRIS MITCHELL
  • Cris Mitchell
  • “PISMO DUNES #1â€? THIRD PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR:
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“MONTANA DE ORO BLUFFS� HONORABLE MENTION LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - JONATHAN SHAPIRO
  • Jonathan Shapiro
  • “MONTANA DE ORO BLUFFSâ€? HONORABLE MENTION LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR:
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“CARRIZO GRANARIES� SECOND PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - BONNIE HEIKES
  • Bonnie Heikes
  • “CARRIZO GRANARIESâ€? SECOND PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR:
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“HUERHUERO CREEK� SECOND PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE BW: - DEAN CULLY
  • Dean Cully
  • “HUERHUERO CREEKâ€? SECOND PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE BW:
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“LOS OSOS OAKS� HONORABLE MENTION LAND/SEASCAPE BW: - BOB WILKINSON
  • Bob Wilkinson
  • “LOS OSOS OAKSâ€? HONORABLE MENTION LAND/SEASCAPE BW:
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“CAMBRIA CEMETARY� HONORABLE MENTION OPEN BW: - MARCY A. ISRAEL
  • Marcy A. Israel
  • “CAMBRIA CEMETARYâ€? HONORABLE MENTION OPEN BW:
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“WORK� JUDGE’S PICK PEOPLE - COLOR: - CHARLOTTE WHITAKER
  • Charlotte Whitaker
  • “WORKâ€? JUDGE’S PICK PEOPLE - COLOR:
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“FROM ART’S KITCHEN AT NITT WITT RIDGE� HONORABLE MENTION OPEN - COLOR: - NANCY KOREN
  • Nancy Koren
  • “FROM ART’S KITCHEN AT NITT WITT RIDGEâ€? HONORABLE MENTION OPEN - COLOR:
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“MOONLIT BRIDE� JUDGE’S PICK PEOPLE - BW: - GORDON RICE
  • Gordon Rice
  • “MOONLIT BRIDEâ€? JUDGE’S PICK PEOPLE - BW:
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“WHERE’S ELLA?� HONORABLE MENTION KIDS - BW: - DUSTY KENNEY
  • Dusty Kenney
  • “WHERE’S ELLA?â€? HONORABLE MENTION KIDS - BW:
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“FINGER OF GOD - MONTANA DE ORO� JUDGE’S PICK LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - CRIS MITCHELL
  • Cris Mitchell
  • “FINGER OF GOD - MONTANA DE OROâ€? JUDGE’S PICK LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR:
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“GRANDSON OF MAN� SECOND PLACE OPEN - COLOR: - ROBERT PETERS
  • Robert Peters
  • “GRANDSON OF MANâ€? SECOND PLACE OPEN - COLOR:
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UNTITLED FIRST PLACE OPEN - COLOR: - GORDON RICE
  • Gordon Rice
  • UNTITLED FIRST PLACE OPEN - COLOR:
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“GRANARY� THIRD PLACE OPEN - COLOR: - ANN FOSTER
  • Ann Foster
  • “GRANARYâ€? THIRD PLACE OPEN - COLOR:
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“SPRING IN SAN MIGUEL� HONERABLE MENTION OPEN - COLOR: - BARBARA DAVIS
  • Barbara Davis
  • “SPRING IN SAN MIGUELâ€? HONERABLE MENTION OPEN - COLOR:
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“DEUCES WILD� FIRST PLACE ANIMALS - BW: - BILLY FREDLUND
  • Billy Fredlund
  • “DEUCES WILDâ€? FIRST PLACE ANIMALS - BW:
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“MR. DREADLOCKS� HONORABLE MENTION ANIMALS - BW: - NANCY KOREN
  • Nancy Koren
  • “MR. DREADLOCKSâ€? HONORABLE MENTION ANIMALS - BW:
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“COOPER’S HAWK� SECOND PLACE ANIMALS - BW: - NICK KOPP
  • Nick Kopp
  • “COOPER’S HAWKâ€? SECOND PLACE ANIMALS - BW:
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“TIMELESS� THIRD PLACE ANIMALS - BW: - ROSE ASPELIN
  • Rose Aspelin
  • “TIMELESSâ€? THIRD PLACE ANIMALS - BW:
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“THE STREET CLEANER� FIRST PLACE PEOPLE - COLOR: - ANN FOSTER
  • Ann Foster
  • “THE STREET CLEANERâ€? FIRST PLACE PEOPLE - COLOR:
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“TO THE POINT� HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE - COLOR: - JIM DEBRAUWERE
  • Jim deBrauwere
  • “TO THE POINTâ€? HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE - COLOR:
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“MANTLE PLACE� THIRD PLACE PEOPLE - COLOR: - CAMERON INGALLS
  • Cameron Ingalls
  • “MANTLE PLACEâ€? THIRD PLACE PEOPLE - COLOR:
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“SUN BATHED� SECOND PLACE PEOPLE - COLOR: - ALICE ROBERTSON
  • Alice Robertson
  • “SUN BATHEDâ€? SECOND PLACE PEOPLE - COLOR:
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“FEAR� SECOND PLACE ABSTRACT -BW: - JUSTIN COUTO
  • Justin Couto
  • “FEARâ€? SECOND PLACE ABSTRACT -BW:
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“COME CLOSER� THIRD PLACE ABSTRACT -BW: - MONIQUE SNOW
  • Monique Snow
  • “COME CLOSERâ€? THIRD PLACE ABSTRACT -BW:
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“TASTE OF CANDY� FIRST PLACE ABSTRACT -BW: - JUSTIN COUTO
  • Justin Couto
  • “TASTE OF CANDYâ€? FIRST PLACE ABSTRACT -BW:
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“THORN TORN� THIRD PLACE FLORA - BW: - PREM ANANDA
  • Prem Ananda
  • “THORN TORNâ€? THIRD PLACE FLORA - BW:
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“HOLE IN THE SKY� FIRST PLACE FLORA - BW: - ERIC MEADER
  • Eric Meader
  • “HOLE IN THE SKYâ€? FIRST PLACE FLORA - BW:
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“GLADIOLA� SECOND PLACE FLORA - BW: - LESLIE BRYSON
  • Leslie Bryson
  • “GLADIOLAâ€? SECOND PLACE FLORA - BW:
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