John StarksDaily Herald
Timothy TaiColumbia Daily Tribune
Matt GadeThe Daily Republic
First place is a terrific image. The image was either shot from a long distance or the photographer was under lensed. It's pixilated, technically not the best, but the moment is very strong, a tragic ending.Second was almost first. The moment feels very intimate, we really get to see the intensity of the rider. Third place doesn't feel as intimate as the first and second place. The only fault we found in the frame was the lack of separation betweenthe ball and the forearm of the fielder. A little burning would have helped the image.
Judges: José Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee, Paul Kitagaki/The Sacramento Bee, Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee