You showed us lots of “Metal,” now show us what “Patriotic Spirit” looks like

By Michael D. Summer, Sumter, SC. - Old car rusting away on the side of the road.

Metal is all around us in many shapes and forms. Readers sent in a fair number of good photos about metal, and it was hard to pick the very best, but our editors ultimately selected Michael Summer of Sumter’s photograph of a rusty old car on the side of the road. Pick up a copy of Sunday’s Arts & Culture section to find out more about why the editors liked that particular photo.

Next assignment: Patriotic Spirit.

The rules:

- Send just one (1) photograph to yourphotos@postandcourier.com by noon on Thursday, July 9. 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.

- The top pick each week will be featured in the Sunday Arts & Culture section and appear on The Post and Courier Facebook page.