Jeffrey D. AllredDeseret News
Don SeabrookThe Wenatchee World
Philip B. PostonSentinel Colorado
A wonderfully composed moment the photographer captured. Great emotion. The judges did discuss the toning as being a little heavy-handed without need, but it wasn't enough to not award this the hands-down first place. Second place's crazy moment and graphic shadow play made this image standout. Love the angle. Wonderful perspective in the third place image. The light is great, too, as it makes the composition work and really make the subject standout from the massive crowd.
Judges: Denny Simmons/Courier & Press, Mike Lawrence/Courier & Press, MaCabe Brown/Courier & Press, Sam Owens/Courier & Press