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Gallery: Wish you were here

October 19, 2009|By JULIE E. GREENE

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While we prefer to feature readers' photos of the Tri-State area every week, we've received a number of photos taken outside the area, often during readers' vacations.

Since school is back in session and, for many of us, vacation season has come to a close, we'll share many of these vacation photos with you.

We frequently feature readers' photos on this weekly photo page. So we're looking for the best recent photographs -- preferably from the Tri-State area.

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This is a chance for amateur photographers to share their best images.

Send us a variety of subjects. Avoid family portraits, posed scenes or news photos. And please help us avoid repetition. We get lots of photos of deer, flowers, butterflies and sunsets, so submit something different.

Quality is key. Sharp, large 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 large in the photo.

Digital photos must be sharp, 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.

Please do not submit images with writing on them, and if there is a datestamp, try to remove it.

To submit a photo for the Gallery page, use one of these options:

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

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

Send it via e-mail to gallery@herald-mail.com with "submitted photo" in the subject line.

With the photo, tell us your name, a daytime phone number and a brief description of the story behind the photo.

If you want your mailed photo returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

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