Orange is a funny color. People love it or hate it.

It conjures up comfort and warmth at times but can be  crass and tacky in other instances. It's the hue of sweet goodness, as in the many citrus fruits that wear it. It's a color that can convey ferocity, evidenced by the many sports teams that use it— our own Clemson Tigers for one.

Orange is the color of fall, too, in pumpkins and leaves and rosy sunsets, as seen in two of our photo picks of the week. Carl Miller's shot of cypress trees in seasonal color is breathtakingly beautiful. And Janet Myder's photo of the Ravenel Bridge spires in silhouette against the orange glow of a Lowcountry sunset is simply striking.

We're going in a different direction for the next assignment: Bicycles.

The rules: Send your best "bicycles" photo to by noon Thursday. Include your name, town and where the photo was taken. If you want your photo to be eligible to run in the newspaper it must be at least 1,500 pixels and not have a commercial watermark.

On Fridays, we first announce the editors’ pick of the week at and publish an online gallery. We also declare a topic for the next week.

On Sunday, the photo pick of the week will appear in this section, Life.

All photos submitted also will be considered for publication in The Post and Courier’s yearly magazine, My Charleston.

We reserve the right to not publish any photo for any reason.