Let there be light

September 11, 2009|By JULIE E. GREENE

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The sun provides us warmth, energy and light.

It also often provides us spectacular light shows as its rays break through tree canopies, paint the sky with gorgeous colors, and create with rain's help the illusion of a color spectrum in the sky.

Tri-State photographers captured several of these light shows, including a portions of a perfect, unobstructed rainbow - at times a double rainbow - that appeared the evening of Friday, Aug. 21.

The Herald-Mail runs readers' best recent photographs taken in the Tri-State area.

Quality is key. Sharp, large, color images look best.

Close-up photos show detail better. If the subject is small, get close or use a telephoto lens to make the subject appear large in the photo.


Digital photos must look sharp on your screen, be at least 6 inches wide and have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). Files should be in JPEG or TIF formats and sent as e-mail attachments.

We do not have space for family portraits, posed scenes or news photos that are published elsewhere in the newspaper.

There are three ways to submit a photo:

o Drop it off at The Herald-Mail office, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown.

o Mail it to The Herald-Mail Co., c/o Lifestyle, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

o E-mail it to with "submitted photo" in the subject line.

With the photo, give us your name, a daytime phone number and a brief description of the story behind the photo. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you mail us your photo and you want it returned.

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