Matthew Chown August 29, 2012
Chris Harwood's photo of a foggy sunrise over south Canberra taken from the hills around Theodore.
It's been a tough winter for Chris Harwood and his dog Lucy when they take their early morning walks.
This winter has been the coldest since 1997, a mark officially reached when yesterday's temperature dropped to minus 5.6 degrees - the 48th freezing morning this winter.
According to Weatherzone senior meteorologist Brett Dutschke, that was five more than last year, but well short of the 61 achieved in 1997 and the all-time record of 65 sub-zero days, set in 1982.
But as Mr Harwood's picture, taken from a hill near Theodore, shows, braving a cold Canberra morning has its rewards.
''I just felt very privileged to see it,'' Mr Harwood said of his sunrise.
Another magic moment captured for The Canberra Times' winter photo competition was a ''romantic'' interlude between two kangaroos in Weston Park.
There is still time to secure a chance to win a share of $1000 prizes. Just send your photos in as attached jpeg files, to firstname.lastname@example.org before 4pm on Friday, August 31. The three winning entries will be revealed on Friday, September 7. The first placed picture will receive $500, second placed $350 and the third placed $150. Entries must include your name, address, phone number, photo title, a brief description and the date the photograph was taken. Photos must be a minimum of 150kb and a maximum of 1mb. A maximum of three photos per person may be entered