Angela WilhelmAsheville Citizen Times
Allison Lee IsleyWinston-Salem Journal
Bruce AckermanOcala Star-Banner
1st - Everything works here. Well handled technically, cropped right, great action, great faces with just a little bit of tongue. 2nd - Great diagonal line here, needs cropping from right and top to further emphasize it and need some help w/ toning/exposure but overall great seeing in the moment. 3rd - Great job of being ready for whatever happens at the finish. The winner’s got a great expression, this could use some help w/ toning and I wonder what’s being cropped out that might add more energy to the composition, I feel like the square crop hurts the energy here but maybe it had to be.
Judges: Scott Lewis/Freelance, Craig Fritz/Freelance