Family winner

Michelle Zahn is the winner of this week's Reader SunShots contest "Family" for her photo of her newborn daughter Avery being held by her husband Jason shortly after her birth at St. Joseph's hospital. Zahn documented the moment using a Nikon D700 with an 85mm lens and available light. "My husband Jason snuggled with her on the hospital bed and I grabbed my camera to get one of their first moments of peace together." Here is a critique from senior photo editor Jerry Jackson: "Michelle did an excellent job capturing this cherished moment. Her choice of presenting the photo in black and white eliminates the color shift issues of hospital lighting and gives the photo a more intimate feel."

( Credit: Michelle Zahn / June 26, 2013 )

Michelle Zahn is the winner of this week's Reader SunShots contest "Family" for her photo of her newborn daughter Avery being held by her husband Jason shortly after her birth at St. Joseph's hospital. Zahn documented the moment using a Nikon D700 with an 85mm lens and available light. "My husband Jason snuggled with her on the hospital bed and I grabbed my camera to get one of their first moments of peace together." Here is a critique from senior photo editor Jerry Jackson: "Michelle did an excellent job capturing this cherished moment. Her choice of presenting the photo in black and white eliminates the color shift issues of hospital lighting and gives the photo a more intimate feel."

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