Despite his experience and professional achievements, our judge, James Worrell, admitted that he had a tough time making his final choices. And on top of that, "It was really tough to pick 3 out of my top 10!"
But choose he did, and here are the results:
FIRST PLACE - $100
"This image jumped out at me on my very first look through," James said. "I flagged it and knew it would make my Top 10. I love the simplicity of the composition and the excellent use of negative space. Well done!"
SECOND PLACE - $50
"This image didn't make my Top 10 at first, and then it did," according to James. "I kept coming back to it and looking at it again, which is one of my criteria for judging images. A very clever composition with a touch of humor -- always very important to me."
THIRD PLACE - $25
"There were a few images in the bunch that used depth of field effectively; I found this shot to be among the most successful. It also uses nice composition and has a very good quality of light."
Here's a full-screen gallery of all Top 10 winners, with comments on all from James. We added his comments for all 25 finalists to the existing gallery, too. Congratulations to all the winners!
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