Hot Shots

Amanda Durbin took this photo of her father enjoying the beauty of a fall day in Amwell Township.

Andrew Pitcock of Houston spotted this squirrel taking a break in a tree to munch on an apple core.

Ed and Bonnie Thomas of Burgettstown got a close-up view of some free-range bison while visiting Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

Doris Aggers of Cross Creek sent us this photo of her husband, Keith, with the result of his first attempt to grow a really big pumpkin. They estimate that it weighed in at between 250 and 300 pounds.

Cathy Mohney of North Franklin Township took this sunrise photo on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine.

Pam Aquilino took this photo of a sunset over Lake Erie after a storm.

Richard Harris of Washington sent us this photo of a flower his daughter, Koron, made from fallen leaves to give to her mother, Wendy.

Tina Lasko took this photo from an observation deck after a long hike at Seneca Rocks in West Virginia.

Dan Cohen took this photo of the "Subway" along the left fork of North Creek in Zion National Park, Utah.

Brook Ward took this photo of the Alcoa headquarters building on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.

Craig Stephan took this photo of the recent partial solar eclipse from the parking lot of the Washington County Health Center.

Orloff Sims took this photo along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Smoky Mountains.

A small rainbow crosses a stream at Blackwater Falls in Davis, W.Va., in this photo taken by Tina Lasko.

Stephen Ezarik spotted this colorful fall leaf resting in the middle of a field in Scenery Hill.

Kali Adams, 14, took this photo on her way to school at Trinity Middle School. She used her iPhone 4 to capture the image.

Sandy Thomas took this photo on a beautiful fall day at the pond in Washington Cemetery.

Robin Richards/Observer-Reporter When your last name is Wolfe, the perfect Halloween costume might be Little Red Riding Hood. Tabitha Wolfe of Fayette City swirls into her cape Friday afternoon at Halloween Dreams to Screams inside Valley Pool and Spa in the Old Mill Mall in South Strabane Township. Wolfe is an emergency medical technician for Arcelor Mittal coke plant medical facility in Monessen, and she is also a volunteer firefighter for Washington Township. She said she and her mother planned to wear matching costumes for Halloween.

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And you could win a $25 gift card! Here's how it works: Submit a photo (original work only, please), and we will publish it in our online Hot Shot gallery. The very best will earn the daily Hot Shot spot on the Quick Read page in the print edition. Then, every month, the editorial staff will vote for the best Hot Shot, and the winner will receive a gift card. Click to submit your photo Or, if you prefer, mail them to: Hot Shot Photos Observer-Reporter 122 S. Main St., Washington, PA, 15301. Please include your name, phone number and some information about your picture. Start snapping!

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