NY/International – April 2022 – Sports Feature

Judges Comments

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