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 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.