Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing people in motion, the variety of entries was outstanding! A big thankyou to guest judge David Beckstead. David was named “The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World” by American Photo magazine - March 2007 David is truly a mountain man at heart! He has traveled to over 80 countries and almost every state in the US. He has hiked thousands of miles of backcountry, including above the base camp of Mt. Everest. He was one of the first registered trackers for Arizona Search and Rescue. He worked for the US Forest Service for 12 summers as a Hotshot firefighter fighting fires around the US and Canada, all the while carrying a Nikon SLR with a 50 mm 1.8 lens. David is a fine art watercolor painter and lover of all things artistic.

Grand Jury Winner

"First off, this is just fun! Fun to look at and fun to move around and see all the action and movement. I feel I am getting wet ju standing here and laughing at and with these kids. The shot is all and I mean ALL about the energy of movement! Nothing in this shot is stationary. The photographers idea of balancing the shot by repeating the same couple of kids three times and using white water splashing to frame in the middle pair is great. Textures, patterns, contrast, lines…this is like the accumulation of every image in composition books rolled into one. This shot has incredible energy flow and ‘People in Motion’! I love it!" - David Beckstead

Runner Up

"This image shows amazing control of lighting by the photographer! Also a perfect frozen capture of a body in motion. You could not ask for better body positioning. So perfect, it almost feels like an assistant tossed a marble statue into the air already molded for maximum dance pose. Leaving a little more space on the left for the man to jump into and leaving more space on the bottom gives just enough room to ‘feel’ the leap. This image has powerful movement and energy!" - David Beckstead

Runner Up

"The color and movement hit me first! Then I started to see all the extra composition that makes this such a wonderful capture.
I love the movement all around the middle face which is sharp! I shoot a lot of blurred movement shots and I know how hard it is to get a great and interesting total image. This is it!! " - David Beckstead

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