Robert KirkhamThe Buffalo News
Kelly MarshFor the Times Herald-Record
Kevin RivoliThe Citizen
Lighting and composition detracted from several promising images in this category. The top choice was a simple raw environmental portrait and the use of a long lens helps pull all the background elements into a sense of space of where the subject lives. Again, in a theme for this region, photojournalists took the time to make interesting images in otherwise difficult setups.
Judges: Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire, Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire