Dear friends and readers, it's that time of year again to make a decision on what to submit to the DCist Exposed photography show. I've submitted for the last two years and am ashamed to admit that I've put a lot of energy into hoping to be picked and then not being picked. This is my year! I've chosen the following three images, but are they my best from the year? Each submission is allowed three photographs. Would you choose these three or some of the others that follow? Please let me know what you think in the comments! If you choose a photograph (aside from one of my first three) selected for the show, I'll do something awesome for you, promise. My selections, which can change: I'm also considering: Inserted by request from the very talented (and hard to beat Aziz): Ack! Good thing I just went with my gut first, otherwise I'd still be sitting here mulling these over like crazy. If you have any opinions, please please share. It is always difficult for me to decide which of my photos are best - I become attached to certain images and can't seem to let them go, even if everyone is telling me there is better stuff in my portfolio. Also, each of these images has been blogged by either DCist itself (in most cases) or one of the other local blogs, except for the very last image from the Chinese new year parade. The photo of the storm received, by far, the most attention, even being featured on the Capital Weather Gang blog - but I am not sure to attribute this to the newsworthiness of the image or its quality. Thank you so much for helping me!