Few things are more spectacular than a Minnesota sunset. (Well, maybe a Minnesota sunrise.) Add in one of our 10,000 lakes and you now have the not-so-secret recipe for a picture-perfect postcard that could beckon even the most skeptical of travelers. But as the sun sets on another season — fall begins on Thursday — we asked readers to send us their best shots so we could bask in summer's glow for just a few more days. See more photos online at startribune.com/infocus.

Now let's turn our attention — and cameras — to fall. We're accepting submissions for Autumn, up close: We want a close-up view of fall colors. Think more artistic, less landscape. Deadline: Oct. 10. Send high-res photos to infocus@startribune.com. Please include your name and hometown.