Welcome to AP Picture of the Week! Every week we select the best of your photography on social media to be featured in our Good to Share segment in the magazine. 3-4 photographers are selected to be published each week, with one lucky photographer being selected as our Picture of the Week – who will also feature here on our website and social media. We’ll be updating this page every week with a new winning photo, so be sure to come back and see the latest winner.

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Week 8: Fiery Skies Over the West Pier by Michael Steven Harris

Nikon D780, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2, 240sec at f/11, ISO 200

Fiery sunset Skies Over the West Pier by Michael Steven Harris
Image: Michael Steven Harris

‘Countless photos have been taken of Brighton’s West Pier, so it’s always a challenge to capture something unique. For this photo, I decided to take an ultra-long exposure of the final moments of an incredible sunset – the longer exposure time creating smooth waves of blended colour across the sky behind the static pier.’

Instagram: @michaelstevenharris
Website: www.michaelstevenharris.com

Week 7: Swerve by Lloyd Lane

Sony Alpha 7R IV, Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens, 1/250sec at f/9, ISO 1000

Brighton’s Palace Pier to watch the starlings at sunset
Image: Lloyd Lane

‘During January and February, I often go down to Brighton’s Palace Pier to watch the starlings at sunset. On this occasion there was a low tide so I opted to photograph them from the beach; it felt like I was almost underneath the murmuration.’

Website: www.lloydlane.uk
Instagram: @lloydlanephotography
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lloydlanephotography

Week 6: A Reedbed’s Gentle Secret by Ashleigh Shreeve

Nikon Z 6II, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary, 1/800sec at f/5.6, ISO 3200, 1.3EV

Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Hickling Broad Nature Reserve. Bearded reedling
Image: Ashleigh Shreeve

‘Taken during high floods, feeding at the reed seeds at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Hickling Broad Nature Reserve. Bearded reedling so, perched upon the swaying reeds, nature’s tiny king. A reclusive soul, master of camouflage, secret in the reeds.’

Instagram: @ashleighmae_photography

Week 5: Morning Frost by Kieran Morgan

Canon EOS 77D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM + extension tube, 1/200sec at f/8, ISO 1600

macro morning frost close-up of a spiders web
Image: Kieran Morgan

‘My usual subjects are insects, which become very scarce in the winter months, so I took advantage of the morning frost in my garden. I was aiming to photograph the delicate ice crystals formed on this spider’s web. Picking a moment to fire the shutter when the wind was calm enough.’

Instagram: @kdm_macro

Week 4: Double Vision by Maruša Uranjek

Canon EOS R10, Canon RF 70-200 F4 L IS USM, 1/15sec at f/22, ISO 100

ICM photography (intentional camera movement). This image was taken in a palm tree oasis in the Draa Valley. It merges ICM with double exposure to mimic palm leaves overlapping in the wind
Image: Maruša Uranjek

‘Morocco has been a great source of creative inspiration for me and where I discovered my passion for ICM photography (intentional camera movement). This image was taken in a palm tree oasis in the Draa Valley. It merges ICM with double exposure to mimic palm leaves overlapping in the wind.’

Instagram: @marusauranjekphotography

Week 3: Journey Through the Golden Hills by Charles Ames

Canon EOS 250D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, 1/500sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

golden hour hills through a train window
Image: Charles Ames

‘Photography is my escapism, and this impromptu Scottish Highland adventure away from university was no exception. I was incredibly lucky with the golden hour light during the train journey, which highlighted the contours of the hills beautifully. A wider aperture and manual focus helped to contrast the foreground, as well as allowing my camera to “see through” the dirty windows!’

Instagram: @charlesamesphotography

Week 2: Daytime Harmony by Maria McGrath

Canon EOS R7 with Canon RF 100-500mm lens, 1/5000sec at f/8, ISO 3200

two short eared owls flying in synchronisation picture of the week
Image: Maria McGrath

‘This was taken in the middle of the afternoon at Staines Moor nature reserve, where I witnessed this unique moment of two short-eared owls flying in synchronisation. I was photographing a passing kestrel when my attention was caught by these two owls who appeared, squabbling at first and then flying in close harmony.’

Instagram: @bizz2018

Week 1: An Autumnal Owl by Thomas Roberts

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon 500mm F4 L IS USM, 1/500sec at f/4, ISO 500

owl sat in tree trunk surrounded by autumnal leaves ap picture of the week week1
Image: Thomas Roberts

‘I set off with a fellow photographer to find this tawny owl. I’ve seen plenty of nice close-up images but with the leaves in wonderful autumnal colour I thought bringing them into the image with a slightly wider scene would help create something special!’

Instagram: @spottedthroughlens

How to enter AP Picture of the Week:

Tag us in your photos Instagram or Twitter @ap_magazine with the hashtag #appicoftheweek or email your best shot to us at ap.ed@kelsey.co.uk

Your photos can be taken on a digital camera, film camera or smartphone. All genres are accepted.

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