Weekly photo contest: Sunset

This week we're going to go out and capture sunset with our Windows Phones for the weekly photo contest. Our very first photo contest started way back in July! The theme then was sunrise and a lot of you wanted to see a sunset theme at some point in the future. As 2014 winds to a close I figured we better sneak in a sunrise contest. So let's do that this week.

Winner from last week

We had a ton of good entries into last week's "animal" contest, but I had to settle on the one I liked the most. Thanks to all who entered, you're all very talented! Head to the forums to check out all the other entries. This week's winner is...



Congrats to leachie for the winning shot of this little frog! It's Paul the "Disco-Tree-Frog" who lives in the trellis above leachie's terrace. Taken on my 920 this summer, and edited in fhotoroom, which he thinks is the best photo editing app ever.


Sunset is that time of day when the sun disappears below the horizon. It's the end of the day and the start of the night. The sun is slowly setting on 2014 so we're going to look for your best sunset photos. If your photo has the green flash you might automatically just be that winner. Joking, but that's a very cool optical phenomena if you happen to catch it.

The sunset above was captured by yours truly on my Lumia 1520. It's from a recent trip up the California coast. Lightly edited in Photoshop Express for Windows Phone.


Rules are going to be just like last week. Here they are:

  • Picture must be taken with a Windows Phone
  • Picture must be uploaded to the contest thread (linked below)
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software or apps you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine, this is art
  • Feel free to add a little back story, we want to know how the picture came to be
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at Windows Central, so I know how to contact the winner
  • Only ONE entry per week per person

How to use Tapatalk to post images in the Windows Central forums


We're going to continue our social experiment from last week. Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram, Twitter and Fhotoroom using the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers!

Here's how it looks this week.

  • #WCpc
  • #SunsetWC

This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!


One winner will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store. You can use it to buy apps and games in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox Store.

We'll pick a winner Tuesday night (December 16) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in a blog post for the contest next week.

Quick PSA: We've set up dedicated sub-forum in the Windows Central forums to keep the photo contests in one location going forward. You should bookmark this page, so you never miss a contest.

Good luck and have fun!

  • Two more contests before the year is over. What themes do you all want to see? Something new years related? Christmas/Holiday related? Let me know!
  • Fireworks ofcourse, who masters the pro settings on Lumia camera.
  • Fireworks should be a theme after the new year's night, right?
  • right
  • Color pop!
  • Best Winter scenery:3 that would be amazing
  • Christmas tree of course
  • Yeah, definitely has to be Christmas tree It will be amazing to see Christmas tree pics from all around the world :)
  • You got that right! :)
  • any christmas-theme before doing new years theme  =)
  • Christmas tree theme would be nice.
  • Ironically, its pouring down In SF Bay Area. The drought has ended. When it rains, it storms....
  • For this theme I have some great pics. Lets the competition begins. :)
  • Nice photo
  • cheers Shams
  • A shame it isn't "sunrise"... I have loads of possibles for that, take one almost daily :D (Instagram: ilmiont)
  • Cant see the link , good comp lets get snapping
  • Christmas lights. This time of year everyone wraps their trees, houses and city's in twinkling ✨ lights to celebrate the joy of Christmas. Contest on Christmas light displays is everywhere lets capture this joy and have a little contest ourselves.
  • Sam, I haven't been contacted yet for my prize; will it be possible to have it before Xmas, just to enjoy the store during the holidays? Thanks ^_^
  • Will check the status for you.
  • Cheers Sam ;)
  • I can't seem to upload my photo even though it's in the right format :(
  • I can't upload because in Tapatalk there is no longer the "reply" button!Can anyone show me the right way?
  • I'm unable to upload - keep getting "Failed to upload file" error message. Any suggestions?
  • Flowers
  • Lumia 1520 with Lumia Camera
  • Many churches do christmas up pretty big with decorations and stuff. I think that would be something fitting for the season.  The best Christmas scene or even the best Griswold house. This way we could take advantage of our LOW LIGHT capabilities. 
  • I think there need to be more people involved in the voting process here because some of your choices for a winner are dreadful. This photo is barely even in focus.
  • I didn't get the choice this time either.  If they didn't tell me what it was, I wouldn't have known what I was looking at it was so badly out of focus.
  • I think it is one of the best photos out there
  • thanks Fahmi
  • thanks Jazmac
  • all criticism gratefully received...I shall try harder next time...although if you didn't like Paul, you probably wouldn't have liked his pole-dancing girlfriend, but that's another picture!  
  • Frankly, I don't see phones with mid range or lower end cameras having any luck in these. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • I feel you.
  • you can always resort to filters  =)
  • Sam, the link"how to use tapatalk"is not working
  • What about some abstract theme such as joy happiness ! ?
  • We already did this
  • Hey, do this contests apply for everyone/everywhere?
  • Yes
  • How he could take this photo for the frog?
  • Easy, Its a selfie.  JK
  • lol, I'm a lot greener...and uglier!
  • wow, thanks a lot guys! I can't believe I've won with a picture not even in focus!