We might be on the same calendar as everyone else but fall definitely arrives a little later here in the Lowcountry.

The bright yellows, oranges and browns readily seen by our neighbors to the north and west of us don’t appear here until a little later, if at all.

That’s what made this week’s assignment all the more challenging as you, the reader, had to decide whether to shoot the obvious signs of changing seasons found in the mountains or try to find something a little more obscure around here.

We had a very close decision this week as, ultimately, our editors came down to two photos, one from the mountains and one from the shores of Lake Moultrie. They decided on the latter, which means Michael Holt’s photo from Bonneau Beach will appear in the People section of Saturday’s editions of The Post and Courier. Be sure to pick up a copy to read why.

Overall, everyone did a great job and we’re very excited to see what you do next week.

Assignment: Birds of the Lowcountry.

The rules:

- Send one (1) photograph to yourphotos@postandcourier.com by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26. 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. Our editors will select which photo will appear each week. We reserve the right to not publish any photo for any reason.

- We will allow photographs with reasonable watermarks to run in the gallery but for the winning photo that runs in the newspaper we must have a photo that does not have a watermark. If you want to send us one with the watermark (to run online) and one without (to possibly run in the newspaper) please feel free.