It seems like I say this every week but it was a very difficult week to pick just one photo to appear in Saturday’s newspaper.

Our editors - we actually brought in several across the newsroom to help us shed some light on which was the best shadow pic - each had their favorite photo.

After considerable debate everyone agreed Rod Stadum’s bicycle shot had everything we were looking for this week. Read the front page of the People section in Saturday’s newspaper to read more about their decision.

Next week’s assignment: City life.

The rules:

- Send just one (1) photograph to by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Include your name, town and where the photo was taken. If you send us multiple photos we will select one randomly.

- 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.

See past reader galleries here.