Hayne Palmour IVSan Diego Union-Tribune
Joel RosenbaumVacaville Reporter
Kelly PresnellArizona Daily Star
Judges: Stephanie Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Allie Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jessie Wardarski/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Noor
We had a little bit of a hard time deciding how to order these three images. We chose the clean image of the football players walking down the ramp because it is the most easy to read. Second place had such powerful emotion, but we wished the crop was more rectangular and that the medic's entire face was either in the frame or out of the frame. Third place has nice light and moment, but the long shape is unnecessary. We could have lost the sun and the arch shape on the right to bright the focus more on the other nice silhouettes of the players and coaches in the background.