Southeast – March 2019 – Spot News

Judges Comments

The winners made it to the top immediately. Spot news is one of those categories that you don’t schedule and are completely at the whim of the scanner. Some would say a slow month in spot news is a good month! First Place: A naked man on the roof pursued by police. What is that call number on the scanner? I need to know! Great picture. The bemused officer, a naked man on a roof and the unique moment, circumstance and great hustle by the photographer to get the shot. Second Place: Volatile and dangerous situation rewarded with a picture of the moment of arrest. Thank goodness for a 600 mm lens at f10 and a clear shot. Third Place: The most intimate of the winners. The photographer gave the viewer a more emotional connection to a victim of a tornado. It would have been nice to see additional pictures showing different facets of these events. Overall, the winners showed great hustle and tenacity.

Judges: Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel, Jim Evans/Freelance