First place was an obvious choice. The shape of the tube and the vibrant colors made it stand out quickly. Also, we liked how close the photographer was able to be. Second place is a graphically interesting image. The contrast is perfect and the eyes solidify its award. We decided to not place a third entry because of the weak selection besides these two. There were a few images that may have been toned a little beyond our liking as well.
Judges: Stephanie Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Allie Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jessie Wardarski/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Noor