Scott P. YatesRockford Register Star
Wm. GlasheenThe Post-Crescent
Byron HetzlerThe Southern Illinoisan
There were 46 entries in this category and each one was interesting, but the one we liked best was a photo of a man attempting a freezing polar plunge looking like he was falling into a hole in the lake. We all know it was Henri Cartier-Bresson who discussed the famed "decisive moment." Well folks, This is it! Second place was just a weird moment that absolutely made no sense. None of us could remember ever seeing a guy floating in a pool playing a cello. Well we have now. Third place was an amazing photo of an airborne sea gull with a fish in its mouth. We all shouted at the same time, "Good get!" Fantastic picture that should have been cropped way tighter. Remember it's okay to be arrogant sometimes; if you get something that sharp.... don't be afraid to show it.
Judges: Robert Kirkham/The Buffalo News, Cathaleen Curtiss/The Buffalo News, Derek Gee/The Buffalo News