The lively debate between Villa’s photograph of a goose attacking a high school cross country runner as she nears the finish line and Miralle’s black and while image of a sumo wrestler standing on a up side of an escalator as a gawking woman passes on the down side had Brown and Hanashiro voting for the action photo with Rickman and Skalij opting strongly for the feature.
Skalij: “The escalator (photo) is such an immediate read, you laugh right away. With the goose (photo) you had to read the caption to actually see what’s happening.”
Brown: “I didn’t have to read the caption! That animal’s (obviously) gone wild! I knew immediately that a goose was slapping her. I didn’t have to read the caption!”