Ruins winner

The winner of this week's Reader SunShots theme "Ruins" is Amy McGovern for her photo "Needs Cleaning" of a dilapidated bathroom in a vacant Baltimore rowhouse. The photo was made with a Nikon D5000. McGovern writes, "This photo was taken in an old abandoned house. Looked like no one had ever cleaned the tub."<br /><br />Sun photo editor Christopher T. Assaf's critique: "A picturesque photograph of an unpleasant scene, which shows how the photographer's point of view is important to the viewer's experience. The subdued light, nearly monochromatic except for the pop on the red bricks, adds to the feeling of decay that comes through clearly."

( Credit: Amy McGovern / March 19, 2014 )

The winner of this week's Reader SunShots theme "Ruins" is Amy McGovern for her photo "Needs Cleaning" of a dilapidated bathroom in a vacant Baltimore rowhouse. The photo was made with a Nikon D5000. McGovern writes, "This photo was taken in an old abandoned house. Looked like no one had ever cleaned the tub."

Sun photo editor Christopher T. Assaf's critique: "A picturesque photograph of an unpleasant scene, which shows how the photographer's point of view is important to the viewer's experience. The subdued light, nearly monochromatic except for the pop on the red bricks, adds to the feeling of decay that comes through clearly."

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