10th Place (tie) - Tim McClure - JUDGES COMMENTS :: "Simply a beautiful image"
10th Place (tie) - Selegna Diaz - JUDGES COMMENTS :: "This photo is really begging some kind of story going on. Why is there only one eye? Is she putting on a pretty face, but only halfway in? Is there some kind of pain that she's masking?"
10th Place (tie) - Billy Altman - JUDGES COMMENTS :: "This image shows very well two sides of a person. The friendly, happy exterior mask the covers the contemplative, maybe even sad interior man."
9th Place - Mick Haupt - JUDGES COMMENTS :: "The image is simple in its presentation yet complex in its construction. I love that the dark figure is perfectly placed in the 3rd/3rd and is contrasted in the 1st/3rd by the bright sun… I like how the figure's head meets the horizon perfectly - not a pixel too high or too low. The figures hands are clasped at the golden mean. Brilliant!"
8th Place - Kelsey Rivers - JUDGES COMMENTS :: "A soulful peek through the misty glass. A really nice composition."
7th Place - Dan Ball - JUDGES COMMENTS :: "Dramatic. Like the emphasis on mood, and use of black and white." :: "The model's expression is great. The lighting is good. The shadow of the face is closest to the camera, and I think that's good because it's more emotive, like the subject."
6th Place - Wade Mantlo - JUDGES COMMENTS :: "I enjoy how he got the perspective just right to capture himself leaping over tall mountains. Photographic skill!" :: "Classic feel good image in the leap over a mound in the rainforest genre."
5th Place - David Eng - JUDGES COMMENTS :: "A creative capture using natural lighting elements, texture and distortion."
4th Place - Mick Haupt - JUDGES COMMENTS :: "Handiwork, a peek into passion." :: "I feel like I know so much about this man, his simple life, how he loves to work with his hands and bring life back to old things."