The votes are in for the CHStoday 2023 Picture of the Year contest. Check out the finalists below, including the winner that you, our readers, voted for.
Winner: The Ravenel Bridge blossoms on a peaceful morning in the Lowcountry
A moment of zen — we can feel the quietness this photo captures on a calm Charleston morning.
* Note: The photos are in order based on number of votes received
Finalist #1 Lightning Over The Ravenel
It’s electric. Storms are typical during the spring and summer, and this picture captures an electric display of lightning.
Finalist #2 Surfing on Sullivan’s at sunset
We love the sense of peace this photo brings while showing off a beautiful Charleston-area beach.
Finalist #3 Charleston Coal Tipple
We love how this photo captures some of the city’s beauty and history all in one.
Finalist #4 Golden Hour in the Holy City
Charleston is beautiful from any angle at any time, but this photo from Golden Hour just hits different.
Finalist #5 Dolphins in the Cooper River
Nature is a huge part of Charleston’s culture, and this photo captures some frequent + friendly visitors.
Finalist #6 The Call of the Waves
This picture takes you on the journey of a surfer. You can almost hear the sounds of the waves.
Finalist #7 Shem Sunset Sweetness
We can feel the wind in our hair. No matter the time of year, this photo transports you to the front of the boat for that after-dinner cruise.
Finalist #8 Corps Day Parade at The Citadel
This photo shows the tradition, excitement, and discipline of the age-old Charleston tradition celebrating The Citadel.
Finalist #9 The Sun Setting Over Downtown
No caption needed. Sunsets are just different in the Holy City; this photo explains why.