FIRST: Compared with some other straight on fire photos, this provides a sense of closeness to the scene and great layering. This photo is well composed with a frame within a frame that uses firefighters in foreground to provide context. SECOND: We can infer that the assistant chief is calling for help, but his calm and casual demeanor is an interesting juxtaposition to the burning house in the background. The background shows a situation that should convey a sense of urgency, yet the assistant chief seems unfazed. THIRD: A well-composed shot with a mysterious, smoky atmosphere. Nice use of reflections and silhouettes, especially with the wreckage and smoldering remains of the building in the background.
Judges: Patrick Connolly/Orlando Sentinel, Sarah Espedido/Orlando Sentinel