The winner for November is Coco Black Floppy Hat, by Larry Cowles, FPSA, GMPSA. It is the Star Color first place winner. I believe that this is the first time in my tenure that one person has won POM five times in a year, and I know it is the first time that someone has won five times in a row.
Darrell Gulin, the judge, said “Coco Black Hat was just an outstanding print. It stood out to me and even I had my wife, my best critiquer, review the images and it stood out to her also. Impact was another thing that I look for in print competitions and this had it in aces. Also, in doing a lot of wildlife photography I always look for simple backgrounds so you concentrate on the subject itself and this was the same with this wonderful portrait. Printing was top notch and the paper selection was ideal for the print itself. Black held up really well and the print had a richness about it. Overall the competition was really good, but this image did stand out in this month’s competition.”