There are so many landmarks in the area that say “Charleston” that it’s hard to settle on just one.
As participant Chuck Hooker wrote: “Charleston in a single photograph? Where do we start? At the Angel Oak? Or maybe the old Powder Magazine, or the Exchange Building, Rainbow Row, Four Corners, Basket Ladies, the Battery, the Pineapple Fountain, Charles Towne Landing ... the view from the belfry of St. Michael’s or maybe Cousin Arthur’s Bridge ... or Magnolia Cemetery or Ft. Sumter at twilight? How do you define a historical culture in a singular image?”
That’s what we asked you to do.
And you came through with a great variety of landmarks this week, from the Ashley River bridges to the Cooper River bridge, from White Point Gardens to Magnolia Gardens, your entries were great, and not easy to judge.
Ultimately, our editors chose G. Donald Frey’s photo of the Yorktown taken at dawn on Sept. 27 from the Aquarium Wharf. Pick up a copy of Saturday’s paper and read the People section to find out why the editors chose that photo.
We’re going to go with a similar artistic theme this week in hopes of more great, diverse photos.
The assignment: Hidden gems. Interpret it as you will. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.
The rules: Send your best picture to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Tuesday (Oct. 8). Include your name, town and where the photo was taken.
If you want your photo to be eligible to run in the newspaper, it must be at least 1,500 pixels and not have a commercial watermark. Our editors will select which photo will appear each week. We reserve the right to not publish any photo for any reason.