Sharon CantillonBuffalo News
Robert KirkhamThe Buffalo News
Mark MulvilleThe Buffalo News
All of the entrants including first through third suffered from wide edits. A few strong photos can tell a more effective story, then a story with redundant frames that don't progress the narrative. In first place fewer frames would have elevated the entry. Second place had a narrative arch, could have been three pictures, need to focus on background (there are a lot of poles coming out of peoples heads and bodies). Third place again had too many photos, detail photos of fish became redundant, but there are some nice singles in there.
Judges: Kayla Wolf/Lincoln Journal Star, Gwyneth Roberts/Lincoln Journal Star