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Winning Images 2004 

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.

click to enlarge BEST OF SHOW ABSTRACT - COLOR: - FORREST L. DOUD
  • Forrest L. Doud
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  • Alice Robertson
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  • Deborah Denker
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click to enlarge “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TRISTEN� SECOND PLACE KIDS - BW: - ALLYSON MAGDA
  • Allyson Magda
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click to enlarge “HOME ON THE RANGE� FIRST PLACE ANIMALS - COLOR: - LYNDA ROELLER
  • Lynda Roeller
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click to enlarge “WADING EGRET� SECOND PLACE ANIMALS - COLOR: - WALTER MOORE
  • Walter Moore
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click to enlarge “BIRDS IN FLIGHT� THIRD PLACE ANIMALS - COLOR: - GARRY JOHNSON
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click to enlarge “BEE #2� HONORABLE MENTION ANIMALS - COLOR: - GARY GARRETT
  • Gary Garrett
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click to enlarge “GREEN CLASSIC� SECOND PLACE ABSTRACT - COLOR: - CURTIS HANDLEY
  • Curtis Handley
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click to enlarge “CYCLAMEN� FIRST PLACE FLORA - COLOR: - MARLIN HARMS
  • Marlin Harms
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click to enlarge “YELLOW� SECOND PLACE FLORA - COLOR: - DEBORAH DENKER
  • Deborah Denker
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click to enlarge “CANNA POP ART� THIRD PLACE ABSTRACT - COLOR: - TERESE MARIE
  • Terese Marie
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click to enlarge “GLADIOLUS CLOSE-UP� HONORABLE MENTION FLORA - COLOR: - NANCY KOREN
  • Nancy Koren
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click to enlarge “BIRTHDAY CAKE FLOWER� THIRD PLACE FLORA - COLOR: - DEBORAH DENKER
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click to enlarge “CONNER� FIRST PLACE KIDS - COLOR: - JEFF NEWSOM
  • Jeff Newsom
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click to enlarge UNTITLED SECOND PLACE KIDS - COLOR: - ANASTASIA KONTAXAKI
  • Anastasia Kontaxaki
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click to enlarge “TIMMY� THIRD PLACE KIDS - COLOR: - ROB WILKINSON
  • Rob Wilkinson
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click to enlarge “TIPPY TOES� HONORABLE MENTION KIDS - COLOR: - SUSAN DUNKER
  • Susan Dunker
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click to enlarge “FORMAL DINING� HONORABLE MENTION FLORA - COLOR: - STEPHEN PETERSON
  • Stephen Peterson
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click to enlarge “STRIPED CLASSIC� HONORABLE MENTION ABSTRACT - COLOR: - CURTIS HANDLEY
  • Curtis Handley
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click to enlarge “MOUNTAIN MAN� HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE - BW: - PREM ANANDA
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click to enlarge “WELL-ACQUAINTED STRANGERS� HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE - BW: - ROSALINE JO RANCOUR
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click to enlarge “HANDS AT REST� FIRST PLACE OPEN BW: - MARCY A. ISRAEL
  • Marcy A. Israel
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click to enlarge “SANTA MARIA RIVER� FIRST PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE BW: - DEAN CULLY
  • Dean Cully
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click to enlarge “SPARKLER� FIRST PLACE KIDS - BW: - MARCY A. ISRAEL
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click to enlarge “PISMO DUNES #2� THIRD PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE BW: - CRIS MITCHELL
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click to enlarge “NEAR PASO ROBLES� THIRD PLACE OPEN BW: - DEAN CULLY
  • Dean Cully
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click to enlarge “EAVESDROPPING IN THE MIST� FIRST PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - NANCY A. WATTS
  • Nancy A. Watts
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click to enlarge “PISMO DUNES #1� THIRD PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - CRIS MITCHELL
  • Cris Mitchell
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click to enlarge “MONTANA DE ORO BLUFFS� HONORABLE MENTION LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - JONATHAN SHAPIRO
  • Jonathan Shapiro
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click to enlarge “CARRIZO GRANARIES� SECOND PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - BONNIE HEIKES
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click to enlarge “HUERHUERO CREEK� SECOND PLACE LAND/SEASCAPE BW: - DEAN CULLY
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click to enlarge “LOS OSOS OAKS� HONORABLE MENTION LAND/SEASCAPE BW: - BOB WILKINSON
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click to enlarge “CAMBRIA CEMETARY� HONORABLE MENTION OPEN BW: - MARCY A. ISRAEL
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click to enlarge “WORK� JUDGE’S PICK PEOPLE - COLOR: - CHARLOTTE WHITAKER
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click to enlarge “FROM ART’S KITCHEN AT NITT WITT RIDGE� HONORABLE MENTION OPEN - COLOR: - NANCY KOREN
  • Nancy Koren
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click to enlarge “WHERE’S ELLA?� HONORABLE MENTION KIDS - BW: - DUSTY KENNEY
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click to enlarge “FINGER OF GOD - MONTANA DE ORO� JUDGE’S PICK LAND/SEASCAPE COLOR: - CRIS MITCHELL
  • Cris Mitchell
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click to enlarge “GRANDSON OF MAN� SECOND PLACE OPEN - COLOR: - ROBERT PETERS
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click to enlarge UNTITLED FIRST PLACE OPEN - COLOR: - GORDON RICE
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click to enlarge “GRANARY� THIRD PLACE OPEN - COLOR: - ANN FOSTER
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click to enlarge “SPRING IN SAN MIGUEL� HONERABLE MENTION OPEN - COLOR: - BARBARA DAVIS
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click to enlarge “DEUCES WILD� FIRST PLACE ANIMALS - BW: - BILLY FREDLUND
  • Billy Fredlund
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click to enlarge “MR. DREADLOCKS� HONORABLE MENTION ANIMALS - BW: - NANCY KOREN
  • Nancy Koren
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click to enlarge “COOPER’S HAWK� SECOND PLACE ANIMALS - BW: - NICK KOPP
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click to enlarge “TIMELESS� THIRD PLACE ANIMALS - BW: - ROSE ASPELIN
  • Rose Aspelin
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click to enlarge “THE STREET CLEANER� FIRST PLACE PEOPLE - COLOR: - ANN FOSTER
  • Ann Foster
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click to enlarge “TO THE POINT� HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE - COLOR: - JIM DEBRAUWERE
  • Jim deBrauwere
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click to enlarge “MANTLE PLACE� THIRD PLACE PEOPLE - COLOR: - CAMERON INGALLS
  • Cameron Ingalls
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click to enlarge “SUN BATHED� SECOND PLACE PEOPLE - COLOR: - ALICE ROBERTSON
  • Alice Robertson
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click to enlarge “FEAR� SECOND PLACE ABSTRACT -BW: - JUSTIN COUTO
  • Justin Couto
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click to enlarge “COME CLOSER� THIRD PLACE ABSTRACT -BW: - MONIQUE SNOW
  • Monique Snow
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click to enlarge “TASTE OF CANDY� FIRST PLACE ABSTRACT -BW: - JUSTIN COUTO
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click to enlarge “THORN TORN� THIRD PLACE FLORA - BW: - PREM ANANDA
  • Prem Ananda
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click to enlarge “HOLE IN THE SKY� FIRST PLACE FLORA - BW: - ERIC MEADER
  • Eric Meader
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click to enlarge “GLADIOLA� SECOND PLACE FLORA - BW: - LESLIE BRYSON
  • Leslie Bryson
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