Weekly Photo Contest: Sunset

Capture that magical time when the light is just right

We're back into the swing of things again with another weekly photo contest, and this week we're actually going to go with a similar topic to last week. Going through the submissions in our "skylines" contest, we saw quite a few that also took place at sunrise or sunset. Building on that, we're going to go with the prompt "sunset" this week (sunrises are okay, too!). Taking great pictures in the low light of a sunset or sunrise can be difficult, but we're excited to see the entires to this one.

We'll be picking out one winner this week, and that lucky photographer will receive a BRAVEN 570 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, in your choice of color.

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (November 26) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

  • Pictures must be taken with an Android device
  • Pictures must be uploaded to the contest thread. I'm not running all over the Internet to track them down.
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine — this is art.
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at AC, so I know how to contact the winner.
  • Only one entry per week per person.

Good luck, everyone!


Reader comments

Weekly Photo Contest: Sunset


I just took a pretty neat sunrise photo this morning. I guess I'll have to get a sunset tomorrow night.

Posted from the awesome new Nexus 7

As long as it was taken on an android device you are good to go.

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Here's a shot I took on my Samsung Galaxy S3, last year of the setting Summer Solstice Sun over a loch in Glasgow, Scotland. I used the stock camera app & the only software used was Pixlr Express and I added just a hint of Vibrance/Saturation.

Not sure how to upload to the competition thread, could someone advise please?

Here it can be downloaded:


Embarrassingly noob question. How does one attach pictures to a post? Am not seeing any 'attachment' button here or on the forum page!

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Sign in from your web browser and enter the contest from there. Its a work around but it works

Posted from my Lg O.G. over Sprint in Orlando

I will go home and do it from my PC. There is no sign of any attachment option on the website. Or I am dyslexic.

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I would, but I live in Germany. Sunsets and sunrises don't exist. It's a shame, I'm sure I would have won.

..it's easy to post a picture, just sign in and then click on "Enter this week's photo contest" (it's above at the top of the page in the introduction of the contest), there you'll find the place to comment and insert picture from your computer.

Well, that leaves me out. I have a Nexus 4 and the camera kinda blows. I do take fantastic pics of sunsets regularly, but it's with my Micro 4/3 Olympus E-Pen. Guess I'll have to wait for the next contest. Good luck to all those participating though. I can't wait to see what the pics will look like, as there is an abundance of different Android phones out there that will be participating. My 2 cents, water always makes the sunset pics extra special as it adds that contrast. 99% of the sunset pics I take feature water in them. Have fun with it everybody!

How do I upload my photo so it qualifies for the contest ?
I cannot see a way on this article to attach a file. All I can do is to comment here.
Do I need to upload it somwhere and post a link to that file as a comment here ? Does that qualify ?

Here is the link to the full size image shot which I want to submit --


I captured this sunset moment in Bali near Tanha Lot Temple from my Samsung Galaxy S2 last year using stock camera for sure and default mode and settings I think.

My take on the shot - The enlightened figure in the sea is like a baby soaking in all the sun that he/she can, only to be separated by a dark rock and wordly formations. But, "Light trickles through for those who have a child-like desire for enlightenment"

Shashank from India

Hi, this is Minakshi.

I wanted to submit this photo which I had taken while on a houseboat in the back-waters in Alleppey Kerala, India.


I had taken the other pics with my digicam, but luckily I had captured it with my Sony Xperia S too :) I used the camera interface that comes pre-installed with this phone.
It was as serene and picture-perfect a setting as it could get with the sun setting from between coconut trees and houseboats calmly settling down on boundaries after whole day's work and sky colors changing as if an artist was at work.