Current Reader SunShots contest

Each week, we pick a different topic and ask users to share their best photos with us. Then we pick the best image and display it online and in the Scene section of Sunday's print edition with a critique from a Sun photo editor.
Reader SunShots: Trees

Reader SunShots: Trees

Share your pictures for this category through Aug. 2.

Red winner

Red winner

The winner of this week's Reader SunShots theme "Red" is Marian Owens Clatterbaugh with her photo, "Cordelia in the Sun." "The little girl in the photo is Cordelia Justice," Clatterbaugh writes. "I used a Canon PowerShot S3 IS to take this candid shot in a hotel courtyard while waiting between shoots for an independent film. I was struck by how the sunlight spotlighted Cordelia's red hair and made for such a dramatic image." Photo editor Jerry Jackson comments, "With its chiaroscuro lighting, this photo could almost be mistaken for a painting. Proper exposure is key in such a high contrast situation. The camera did a great job holding detail in the white dress, even into the shadows.

More Reader SunShots winning photos

Reader SunShots: 2014 Winning Photos

2014 Winning Photos

Look through winning images.

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