Claudia Peterson, of San Jose, CA, won with her first place Star Color image Winter Berries. James Baker, FPSA, PPSA, this month's judge, says that this is:
"A stunning portrait of young girl with all elements contributing to a successful image. The arrangement of the berries, draping of the hair, folded hands and catch lights in her eyes all support a winning composition. Her face is simply charming. This image will hang on her family walls for years to come."