Kevin RivoliThe Citizen
Harry Scull Jr.The Buffalo News
Mark GutmanThe Batavia Daily News
Again, winners rose to the top quickly but depth of options after the top three were pretty thin. First - Sometimes personality steals the show. In this case, a great moment maybe with a few compositional issues, still won us over instantly. Second - Great play of light, great take on a very common moment during a sports game. Kudos to photographer for recognizing potential and capture the moment in a different way. Third - Great moment of reaction enhanced by dramatic lighting. Photographer got both reactions, winner and looser.
Judges: Ryan Mercer/Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell/Burlington Free Press