Lori Van BurenAlbany Times Union
Harry Scull Jr.The Buffalo News
Kelly MarshFor the Times Herald-Record
Entries in this category would benefit from more robust captions. It takes more time but is worth the effort to inform the viewer. 1) It's impossible to compete with a perfectly composed real moment like this. And the puffy clouds in the background add to the perfection of this frame. 2) Judges wish this great idea with perfect execution was entered into Portrait category where it would have placed first. 3) The lineman challenge has a great reaction that elevated it from the rest of the category.
Judges: Caroline E. Couig/Independent Visuals Editor, Bradley E. Clift/Contract Photographer