The winner of this week's SunShots series "The Water's Edge" is Shannon Taylor, 14, for her picture of a leaf floating down a stream near her home in Catonsville. The photo was taken with a Nikon D3100. Here is a critique by Baltimore Sun director of photography Robert Hamilton: "This picture has an abstract quality to it, but at the same time is somewhat serene. Two things contributed to the leaf being the center of attention. The first is the photographer caught the leaf against a lighter background giving it separation. The second is the limited field of focus kept the picture from being busy and difficult to read."
Credit: Shannon Taylor
Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times