Each moment in South County has a unique beauty that, with a little patience and a camera, can last a lifetime. Our readers shared their favorite snapshots with us, and now we are sharing them with you. From the abundant hues of autumn to boats bobbing in the last rays of a summer sun, these photographs let us relive the splendor of the seasons. We hope you’ll enjoy this collection of images and perhaps be inspired to seek out moments of your own to share with the world.

In this gallery are all 160 submissions from more than 60 photo enthusiasts. Pick up a copy of our Spring 2017 issue to see the top 23 photos as chosen by our panel of professional photographers

(Email sclife@independentri.com with questions about the Photo Challenge. Images cannot be copied or used without permission of the photographer.)