Stephen SwoffordWatertown Daily Times
Howard OwensThe Batavian
Lori Van BurenTimes Union
Visually striking images from a night fire was an easy choice. Second showed photographer clearly worked the scene, but could have used a tighter edit. Emotional, storytelling image for third. Excellent captioning helped.
Judges: Jeremy Drey/Reading Eagle, Harold Hoch/Reading Eagle, Ben Hasty/Reading Eagle