West Region – April 2016 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

The winners in this category immediately jumped out. First place had nice composition. The photographer made the most of a rainy day by using the reflection in the water and we liked the tennis ball included in the foreground. Second place showed amazing and dramatic control of lighting with a baseball player holding a glove in front of him. Third place had beautiful lighting with an underexposed sky. The honorable mention also had nice lighting and composition of a baseball player hold a bat in front of a wall.

Judges: Phelan M. Ebenhack/Freelance, John Raoux/Associated Press, Stephen Dowell/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel