Reflections in salt water and footsteps in the sand - a scene that will become familiar to many Canberrans over the Christmas break - is one of a series of striking shots entered into The Canberra Times photo competition.
The shot, titled Walking through Clouds by Rachael Axelby, shows a young boy and a woman, walking along a beach in the first days of summer, their reflections coming alive in the thin layer of salt water covering the sand.
A series of vivid images were also submitted by Brian Dunne, of Watson, who captured agapanthus buds and two bright-orange bugs, which are cast beautifully against green leaves.
The competition gives budding snappers the chance to have their favourite shots published for everybody to enjoy, with prizemoney up for grabs.
For your opportunity to win, all you have to do is snap one of those magic summer moments and send it in to The Canberra Times.
First prize is $500, second $300, and third $200. A selection of entries will be published in the newspaper and on canberratimes.com.au throughout the summer holidays.
Photographers must send their snaps, attached as JPEG files, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The images must be a minimum of 150Kb and a maximum of 1Mb. There is a maximum of three photos per person.
The competition will close at 4pm on January 20.