Vincent A. Das, St. Louis, Missouri
This is just a great shot, plain and simple. Feels very journalistic in style. Perhaps a bit blurry, but for whatever reason, it doesn’t distract. I also think the saturated color (intentional? not sure) works well. This shot might say “friendship” more than any of the other entries to me.
Terrible color, great photo.
Joyful expressions, with a clear context of fun in the pool. I like the composition with plenty of pool in the “canvas.” Color balance could be adjusted a little.