10th place - Carril Thomas - JUDGES COMMENTS: "Causes me to think, 'What is he feeling?'" :: "Sad, forlorn man trying to sell his colorful and happy looking art--what a contrast. You hope for him to sell it and wonder about his struggles. You are drawn to his expression as your gaze pushes past the shoulders in the foreground."
9th Place - Will Hoyler :: JUDGES COMMENTS: "Nicely lit, powerful image, culturally timely." :: "A great facial expression, could be excitement or yelling, probably many of us feel like doing this right now."
8th Place - Ted Wilcox :: JUDGES COMMENTS: "Pure, innocent elation." :: "A shot of pure joy. The little girl in red's expression is priceless." :: "Pure joy!"
7th Place - Kyle Post :: JUDGES COMMENTS: "Though we can’t see his face, we can still feel a sense of despair." :: "Great composition, location and body position." :: "There is a tension in this image. Is he sad? Is he anxious? Is he reverently praying? The absence of context in this is what makes it powerful."
6th Place - Selegna Diaz :: JUDGES COMMENTS: "The man's expression with the pigeons in the photo plus the colors creates a good balanced photo." :: "Love how he is just hanging out and enjoying the moment." :: "Love the low perspective here -- and the vibrant colors."
5th Place - David Eng :: JUDGES COMMENTS: "Cool lighting. Plus the pensive pose of the subject makes you feel just the right amount of emotion." :: "Great exposure, atmosphere, composition, and texture on the wall." :: "This image feels so deep! The expression and the contrast of the light shining through makes a wonderful composition. Emotion is not just with the person, but connects to the space as well."
4th Place - Billy Altman :: JUDGES COMMENTS: "Perfectly whimsical." :: "Just a great photo. I can see how it could have played out with the child wanting the tree and then not wanting the tree; great emotion." :: "I love everything about this photo: rich colors, centered composition, and blurred foreground/background. It's the strong juxtaposition of expected emotion and apparent emotion that sets it apart. Sometimes things don't work out the way we want them to.