Thank you for sending us your ironwork photos. We received 35 entries, many of which artfully depict the beauty of the region's ornamental ironwork.

We must confess, the original assignment was wrought iron, but in hindsight, that proved too narrow a topic. Readers submitted many fine examples of decorative ironwork but not all were technically "wrought."

The judges took their time looking over the entries before settling on the photo submitted by Arthur C. Ellis of North Charleston, which appears to have been taken looking downward over a staircase. His photo will appear in the People section in Friday's paper, along with the judges' comments about the photo.

For next week, the topic is "close-up," which can mean whatever you think it might mean.

Be creative. Move in close. Hit us with your best shot.

The rules:

- Send just one (1) photograph to by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11. 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.


Earlier versions of this story described the topic as wrought iron, but as is explained in the second paragraph, the title was changed to reflect the entries.