Wow. What a sendoff.

Last week we asked you for photos that embodied 'My Charleston' to wrap the My Charleston magazine submission period and you responded in a big way: so many beautiful pictures of so many parts of our beautiful home.

We challenge you to look through them all and pick a favorite because it wasn't easy. In the end the editors chose Brent Paape's paddle board picture from Shem Creek. Great shot. We also saw quite a few that we'd like to use for the magazine, which comes out in August. We're still sorting through them all but stay tuned.

Next week's assignment: Shady spots. Be creative.

The rules:

- Send just one (1) photograph to by noon on Tuesday, June 24. Include your name, town and where the photo was taken. If you send us multiple photos we will select one randomly.

- 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 assignments and galleries at