Striking sunsets were a big part of this week’s Suffolk iWitness weekly challenge

Winner - Burnham Overy Staithe sunset. Picture: PETER CUTTS

Winner - Burnham Overy Staithe sunset. Picture: PETER CUTTS - Credit: peter cutts

This week’s iWitness weekly challenge of silhouette showed that not everything that lurks in Suffolk’s shadows has to be spooky.

Our weather vane against the sunset. Picture: JULIE KEMP

Our weather vane against the sunset. Picture: JULIE KEMP - Credit: Julie Kemp

Sunsets provided the perfect backdrops as wildlife, landscapes and man made structures captured in perfect silhouettes in this week’s challenge.

Blythe River Swans. Picture: ROBERT MCKENNA

Blythe River Swans. Picture: ROBERT MCKENNA - Credit: robert mckenna

We had a deer out at dawn and an owl taking flight from a branch just as the night was drawing in, as well as swans moving downstream.

Owl on Fen Farm. Picture: FRANCES CRICKMORE

Owl on Fen Farm. Picture: FRANCES CRICKMORE - Credit: Frances Crickmore

This week’s challenge was tough to judge, but Peter Cutts stole the winning title with his picture from Burnham Overy Staithe as the sun was setting.

Trees in a field near Alton Water. Picture: SIMON PAGE

Trees in a field near Alton Water. Picture: SIMON PAGE - Credit: Simon Page

The vibrant blues and oranges of the sky, the perfect still water and the boats in silhouette together created a stunning photograph.

Watch how the clouds move and the sun sets in our time lapse video of Ipswich. Picture: BARRY PULLEN

Watch how the clouds move and the sun sets in our time lapse video of Ipswich. Picture: BARRY PULLEN - Credit: Barry Pullen

Next week’s Suffolk iWitness weekly challenge is transport.

Silhouette of stag at dawn. Picture: PAMELA BIDWELL

Silhouette of stag at dawn. Picture: PAMELA BIDWELL - Credit: Pamela Bidwell

We want to see your creative pictures of any mode of transport you can find, from bikes laying against a fence as the sun sets to boats travelling in the sun and everything in between.

To take part, become a Suffolk iWitness member - and you could see you pictures online or in one of our newspapers.