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: Stars

Reader SunShots: Stars

Share your pictures for this category through Sept. 20.

Cityscape winner

Cityscape winner

Kevin Creaney of Baltimore is this week's SunShot winner in the "Cityscape" category with his photo of Baltimore's waterfront. Made with a Fujifilm X100 and an exposure of 15 seconds at f/5.6 for a personal book project called "MOBTOWN: No Claim to Order." Visuals editor and judge Christopher T, Assaf writes "The low angle of this striking image adds to the impact. The stark, yet luminescent, black and white creates an eerie mood. The out-of-focus elements in the foreground have an industrial feel and create leading lines to the tugboat and its symbolism for Baltimore's past against the shining skyline. Beautiful photo."

More Reader SunShots winning photos

Summer Vacation winner

Summer Vacation winner

The winner of this week's Reader SunShots theme "Summer Vacation" is Randy Holter for his photo taken at Lake Atitlan in Panajchel, Guatemala in June. The photo was taken with an HTC Android phone. "The trip was 10 years in the making for my wife, daughter and I to visit our daughter's homeland. After a busy week in bustling Guatemala City visiting friends," Holton writes, "I stood by myself on the pier of Lake Atitlan and just took it all in--the beauty of the volcanoes, the crisp clear water,...

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