Frank Becerra Jr.The Journal News
Steve RussellToronto Star
Kevin RivoliThe Citizen
First place was probably our favorite image of the month. The peak jubilation here is awesome, but the frame could’ve used a bit tighter crop. We see the two baseball players are in the air, so coming up and over from the left would be nice since the ump is a little distracting too. Second place was a great isolated moment and the use of color stood out but a bit more static. Third place was nice because the photographer was thinking about the use of light, although the emotion is a bit lower than the other two ahead, which knocked it down to three for us. A strong balance of these main elements makes an image stand out: composition, moment, light and color.
Judges: Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio, Jessica Gallagher/The Baltimore Banner