The honorable mention for this week's Reader SunShots series "Tombstones" goes to Amanda Patterson for her picture taken at Arlington National Cemetery. Here is a critique by Baltimore Sun director of photography Robert Hamilton. "The gentleman in the picture is playing 'Amazing Grace' on the bagpipes for a fallen soldier. It would be easy for the photographer to get enamored with shooting the soldier with bagpipes, but she appropriately placed the focus on the headstones and thus delivered a more powerful image. However, I would have cropped the image from the top and got rid of the sky, which is distracting."
Credit: Amanda Patterson