This latest selection for GreaterPatchogue’s Around Town photography series comes from loyal reader Laura Ann, a local teacher and nature photographer.

It was taken at sunset, around 7:11 p.m., on March 26, from the banks of Patchogue Lake.

“I love the picture because the lake and swan creates tranquility as the sun goes down,” Ann tells us.

She also captured a second beautiful image, below, of two mute swans.

“These two were together,” said Ann. “But I only got one in front of sunset.”

“But the other was near!”

Just off camera.


Through Around Town, GreaterPatchogue encourages local photographers of all skill levels to submit scenes from the area for possible publication. Email submissions of 2MB or less to, along with a date and time of photo, as well as a description that includes some short, personal thoughts. 

Photos should be somewhat recent (within two months) and can be from Patchogue, East Patchogue, Bellport, Brookhaven, Blue Point or Bayport. 

You can also send photos through Facebook.