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Winning Images 2006 Two out of three kids agree: New Times’ annual photo contest rules! [20] FILM It’s not easy being Queen [50]

Oil and cancer mix to create a dirt-related lawsuit [11] Listen up: Pink Martini mixes amazing music at Cal Poly [40] Poets gather to bring words to life in San Luis Obispo [43]


2006 Feast your eyes on this Winning Images is looking good BY RYAN MILLER

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verything’s new at New Times this year: the editor, the staff photographer, the best-of-show winner. Yes, the 11th annual Winning Images contest has arrived, brought to bear by a group of people who never brought such a thing to bear before. But still, here it is. More than 60 images rose to the surface of 526 entries, thanks to help from this year’s judges: Deborah Denker (last year’s Best of Show winner and a professional photographer), Doug Highland (head of the Cuesta College photography department), Holly Peterson (a local photographer), and Jesse Acosta (New Times’ very own staff photographer). The group struggled and sweated and turned a critical eye on shot after shot. Fueled by dinner from Mama’s Meatball, they gazed on row upon row of fantastic photos. In the end, after debating and tallying—and with logistical help from Shelby Kapka and myself—the winners emerged. We extend thanks to all who entered, and a particular nod to office manager Michael Antonette, who handled each photo as it came in. Enjoy! ∆

California Quail, Kay Petterson, Amateur, Animals, First Place

Editor Ryan Miller mentally agreed with some of the judge’s decisions. Luke & The Creek, Stephanie Huerta, Amateur, Animals, Second Place


Ribbons, Dawn Sanders, Amateur, Animals, Honorable Mention Searching For My Home, Richard Bastian, Professional, Animals, First Place

My Favorite Things!, Andrea Euphrat, Amateur, Animals, Third Place

Perro, Lisa Maksoudian, Professional, Animals, Second Place

Gypsy, Robyn Burgess, Professional, Animals, Third Place


Smart & Final, Susan, M. Owen, Amateur, Flora, Third Place October Poppy On Mt. San Luis, Bruce Johnson, Amateur, Flora, First Place

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Grandma’s Yard, Lisa A. Davis, Amateur, Flora, Second Place

untitled, Cordelia Roberts, Amateur, Flora, Second Place


Callalectric, Marlin Harms, Professional, Flora, Third Place

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Bare Naked Ladies, Marlin Harms, Professional, Flora, First Place

Bird Of Paradise, Bob Wilkinson, Professional, Flora, Honorable Mention

Nice Pad, Forrest L. Doud, Professional, Flora, Second Place


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Looking Up, Prem Ananda, Amateur, Land/Seascape, Third Place

Egret In Backbay, Cliff Mathieson, Professional, Animals, Honorable Mention

The Swing, Katie DiSimone, Professional, Kids, Third Place

untitled, Susan Pyburn, Amateur, Open, Second Place


The Gov, Mark Nakamura, Professional, People, Third Place

Young Man Putting On His Belt, Jordan Getz, Amateur, People, Third Place

untitled, Colby Bridges, Amateur, Land/Seascape, Honorable Mention

Lucky Charms, Rosaline Jo Rancour, Professional, People, Honorable Mention untitled, Colby Bridges, Amateur, Land/Seascape, Honorable Mention


Camo Kewpie, Miss Lindy, Professional, Kids, Honorable Mention

Squeel Of Delight, Christopher Culbreath, Amateur, Kids, First Place

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untitled, Susan Pyburn, Amateur, Flora, Judge’s Pick

Abe’s Banana Tree, Mimi Ditchie, Professional, Flora, Honorable Mention


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Boy With A Cape, Lisa Maksoudian, Professional, Kids, Second Place

Hero, Lisa Maksoudian, Professional, Kids, Honorable Mention

Self Portrait, Jane Culbreath, Amateur, Kids, Second Place

Afternoon Solitude, Curtis Essen, Amateur, Land/Seascape, Honorable Mention

A Cookie Day With Jonus, Karen Lynch, Amateur, Kids, Third Place


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The Drive Home Past The Salt Marsh, Marlin Harms, Professional, Land/Seascape , First Place

Guidetti Ranch, SLO, Lance Kinney, Professional, Land/Seascape, Honorable Mention

Favorite Hill, Curtis Essen, Amateur, Land/Seascape, Second Place

Snow Where There Isn’t, Harrison Harbers, Amateur, Land/Seascape, First Place

Spooner’s Cove, Montaña de Oro State Park, Kevin Daugherty, Professional, Land/Seascape, Third Place


untitled, Timothy Borjas, Amateur, Open, Judge’s Pick

Nailed, Miss Lindy, Professional, Open, Honorable Mention

Eve’s Choice, Deborah Cash, Amateur, Open, First Place

San Luis Obispo ‘05, Barry Goyette, Professional, Land/Seascape, Second Place

untitled, David Maksoudian, Amateur, Open, Honorable Mention


Powerline, Colin Michael, Professional, Open, Honorable Mention

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White Door, Lisa Maksoudian, Professional, Open, First Place

Lox Luna, Dennis Kish, Amateur, Open, Third Place

Lots Of Ammo, Forrest L. Doud, Professional, Open, Second Place

Abstract Pot, Donna Johnson, Professional, Open, Third Place


The Consolation Of Catherine, Barry Goyette, Professional, People, First Place

Kick’n It, Marynn Vilarino, Amateur, People, Honorable Mention

Self Portrait, Marynn Vilarino, Amateur, People, Honorable Mention

Shane Stoneman, Trevor Povah, Professional, People, Honorable Mention

Morro Rock Sunrise, Dave Wilson, Amateur, Morro Rock, First Place


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untitled, Lisa Maksoudian, Professional, People, Second Place

Release, Luisa Zoblisien, Amateur, People, Second Place Wind Tunnel, Peter Ayer, Amateur, People, Second Place

Avila Soak, Angela Henderson, Amateur, People, First Place

untitled, Susan Pyburn, Amateur, Morro Rock, Third Place


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Incoming! Morro Rock, Lance Kinney, Professional, Morro Rock, Third Place

Evanescent Evening, Steve Udell, Professional, Morro Rock, First Place

Sunset Rock, Jose Orozco, Professional, Morro Rock, Honorable Mention

Blue Serenity, Katie DiSimone, Professional, Morro Rock, Second Place

Dusk At Morro Rock, Karen Hilchey, Amateur, Morro Rock, Second Place

Snow Day, Scott Cusick, Amateur, Morro Rock, Third Place

Winning images 2006  
Winning images 2006