Reader photos: Shadows

From Michael Trotman of Isle of Palms: A ghost crab casts a long shadow as she pauses on the beach to watch the sunrise.

We found plenty of light in the darkness when we asked readers to share their pictures of “shadows” with us this week.

From cats lounging in the shade to stairsteps hidden from the sun, readers submitted a total of 29 entries.

In the end, it was Michael Trotman’s picture of a ghost crab scurrying along in the sand that impressed our editors the most.

“Even though the shadows are the not main focus of the picture, those shadows lead you into the image,” one editor said, noting the low-level angle and near-symetrical composition of the photo was impressive.

Thank you to all who submitted entries.

Send us your best shot of whatever this abstract term conjures up in your mind. It could be a new photo or an old one.

- Send just one (1) photograph to yourphotos@postandcourier.com by noon on Thursday, Feb. 11. 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 selected picks will appear on The Post and Courier Facebook page.