Unsurprisingly, given that the theme was ‘summer’, most of the entries involved the beach or water in general, but hey, that’s what summer’s all about, no?
Have a good look at all of the submissions, and at the end cast your vote for the photo that you think best encapsulates the season.
So without further ado, the finalists are:
This is just so unbelievably sweet.
I love the intention here. The desire to join the big boys but still content at this stage to hang ten on the beach.
A classic shot of a place I know very well. Parson’s Beach, Maine. The depth of field is fabulous.
Underwater shots are always way cool, and this one captures the details nicely. If you could see her face, it would contain a look of joy and wonder.
I’m a fisherman, so I absolutely adore this shot. Perfect timing. My older son loves catching fish, but he too finds the release problematic.
I love the way the whole scene has been composed. You can imagine the girl collecting all of those shells in a bid to build a sandcastle, but the exuberance of childhood can’t be corked.
“Mom, I need some money! Moommm, I need money NOW, the ICE CREAM TRUCK IS HERE!.” What says summer more than the ice cream man? The desperation and expectancy are right here for us to see. Fabulous.
Sun-kissed water and a kid on the beach with a stick. Summertime indeed.
For those of us who love camping, nothing says summer more than a campfire after a long day of swimming, fishing, hiking, and general summery stuff. Bring on the ‘smores, my friend.
I simply love the dissonance of sunlit shores and penguins. Replace those birds with human sunbathers and the shot would be essentially the same. Fantastic.
So, there are your ten shots to choose from. It’s been difficult whittling them down, but I absolutely love all of the submissions that made it to the final cut.
If you need another look, here’s a slideshow that might help you in casting our vote. Again, a huge thanks to everyone who submitted (even if you didn’t make the final cut), and best of luck to you all!