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Vote: Best Summer Picture

Check out all these summer pictures from your neighbors and vote on which one you think is the best.

Summer means something a bit different to each of us.

Thanks to everyone for all your great summer pictures.

All the pictures are numbered in the caption area. Please vote by giving the photo number in the comments below. We'd also love to know why you think that is the best photo, but all we need for the vote to count is the number.

Voting will end at 9 a.m. Monday. So get in your vote. One vote per person, please.

Preview: As we gear up for the summer Olympic start next Friday, next week's topic is pictures of local athletes, so if you have some great candidates, find those pictures and check back on Monday.

This is part of Patch’s summer Picture of the Week series, where we ask you for your best pictures on a certain topic each week. We love seeing the pictures you've shared so far and are looking forward to more. The winning submission will get a Patch prize pack, which includes a very soft Patch Tshirt, a baseball cap and maybe some other Patch stuff, but more importantly, you’ll get bragging rights.

We’ll be taking photo submissions each week from 4 a.m. Monday through noon Friday.

Jackie August 09, 2012 at 01:57 PM
I've been to Crater Lake and it is breath-taking! You just wish you could convey with a picture how gorgeous it is. The lake is like glass and reflects the sky. I think Josh captured it as close as you can without seeing it in person. Great job, Josh.
Todd Wilkinson August 09, 2012 at 02:18 PM
I fail to see how a "contest" that's is flawed in it's judging is celebrating anything but underhandedness. I am embarrassed now to have been a part of it. I expected more from my community and it's moderator. Clearly, popularity is trumping talent. If I was to vote I would have picked several submissions ahead of mine due to their artistic merits. Like the butterfly picture. Like the Ferris wheel picture. Like many others that involve great composition, color, focus, subject matter and technique.
Bob Byrne August 09, 2012 at 03:08 PM
'What is art' is a timeless question, isn't it? This is not an art contest nor is it an artisitc photography contest. It's simply an invitation for Patch readers to share their photos and to vote on which one they think is best. We also invite and encourage artists to post their work and accomplishments. Simply click on "announce something to everyone" which you will find under the big green "Contribute" headline toward the bottom of every Patch home page. I know that some of my own favorite photos are "lousy" tehnically but they are among the ones I've taken that I treasure the most because of the memories they bring back or the emotions they evoke. For the more art-oriented, please feel invited and welcome to upload announcements about art exhibitions and classes in the events section. EVERYONE is welcome, invited and encouraged to post photos in our weekly Picture of the Week galleries, whether they are first time photogrpahers or skilled, trained artists.
Keir Politz August 09, 2012 at 03:25 PM
"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary." --P. Picasso
Roxborough Area Man August 09, 2012 at 03:26 PM
We are suprised, shocked even, when the internet isn't fair and unbiased? *rolls eyes* It's the best of, and worst of, the internet. Anonymity allows one to express one's deepest, often darkest thoughts, to see what sticks or sucks...but it allows these popularity contests, in which someone pads their own ego by voting for themselves, or promoting themselves... I mean, this is almost as bad as that dog competition (which was one of the most pathetic things I've read on the internet, ever). Put your photos up, and ignore the nonsense about the polls. People who care about photography will be easy to distinguish from the trolls....

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