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Vote in 'Front Page' Photo contest

The Oakland Press wants the public to vote on which reader-submitted photo best represents Oakland County. Vote for your favorite by "liking" it. The photo with the most likes (and repins on Pinterest) will be featured on the front page of The Oakland Press andselected as the winner. Votes will be tallied at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29. The winning photo will also be used as the cover photo for The Oakland Press Facebook timeline page. Learn more: http://bit.ly/GRQgfT

Dawn Turnbull of White Lake submitted this photo of Pontiac Lake shot during the historic blackout on August 14, 2003. Turnbull wrote: “That lake was a wonderful welcome on what otherwise was known as a very epic and hot day. Also, I chose this photo because Oakland County has some of the finest lakes in all of the country. We don’t have to be on a tropical island or at an expensive resort to enjoy this superior beauty that mother nature provides us daily in our own backyard.”

Resident Mike Podrasky captured this photograph coined ‘kissing chipmunks’ near his home in southwest Oakland County on Sept. 15, 2009. Podrasky writes: “I think it represents Oakland County well because it is a nature shot and there is a lot of greenspace and recreational areas in the county. To me, Oakland County is about its parks and wetlands.”

Misty King submitted this photo taken in October 2010 on the roof of Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac. King wrote: “Not all the news out of Pontiac has to be bad, this little guy is fighting crime and scaring the ‘yell’ outta Oakland County.

Linda Martin-Seng submitted this undated photo shot over Deer Lake in Clarkston. She wrote: “This represents all the beauty we have in our county and state — all colors, all sizes, all shapes — just nature and beauty at it’s best.”

Stacey Block submitted two photos of her son, Noah, shot by Angela Santoro at Elizabeth Lake in August 2010. “She really captures the essence of my son Noah enjoying a beautiful summer day on Elizabeth Lake,” Block wrote.

Resident Mike Podrasky captured this photograph of sand hill cranes nicknamed “Bob, Mary and the kids” at Kensington Metro Park on May 6, 2009. Podrasky writes: “I think it represents Oakland County well because it is a nature shot and there is a lot of greenspace and recreational areas in the county. To me, Oakland County is about its parks and wetlands.”

Resident Mike Podrasky captured this photograph coined ‘hawk angel’ at Kensington Metro Park on Dec. 27, 2010. Podrasky writes: “I think it represents Oakland County well because it is a nature shot and there is a lot of greenspace and recreational areas in the county. To me, Oakland County is about its parks and wetlands.”

Jean Bielski of Waterford Township submitted this undated photo of a swan between Loon Lake canal and Silver Lake.

Barb Piggott submitted two photos of the memorial for fallen heroes in Pontiac shot on March 22, 2012.

Barb Piggott submitted two photos of the memorial for fallen heroes in Pontiac shot on March 22, 2012.

Aaron Williams captured this image from Shepard’s Hollow Golf Course in northern Oakland County on March 17, 2012. Williams wrote: “Within minutes of the hustle and bustle of Detroit, you can get to the serene outdoors in one of the most actively played sports in the state and county.”

Jennifer Dust took this photo of Walled Lake in March 2011. “The attached photo was taken early in the morning,” Dust wrote. “Capturing both an early sunrise and the moon setting over Walled Lake.” Dust added that: “Living in Oakland County gives one many pleasures of all kinds.”

Stacey DeRoche submitted this photo taken on March 7, 2012. She wrote: “It is a quaint little church that sits upon a hill overlooking Walled Lake. I always think it is such a beautiful drive when I drive down this road.”

Aaron Williams submitted this photo shot on July 16, 2011 in Pleasant Ridge and wrote: “I believe it represents (the) start of a chapter of someone’s life and good times with friends.”

Michele Cornwell, who grew up in Walled Lake, shot this on Oct. 6, 2011, at Kensington Metro Park. Cornwell said: “I know Oakland County has a lot of commercial (business) and fast growing companies. People don’t move to Oakland County just for the jobs, they move there because the pure nature within the county is some of the most breathtaking in the world. Oakland County balances its cities with nature. To me, home will always be by the many ponds, trees, lakes and trails of Oakland County.”

Katherine Musser submitted this photo taken at Upland Hills Farm in Addison Township late in the summer of 2011. Musser writes: “I think this photo shows Oakland County because of all the farms and activities that people can do out in Oakland County. Everyone, nowadays, wants to be outside and enjoy life with the family. Going to a farm for a day is a great way to show the family what life was like back when everything was farm land.”

Highland Township resident Lynda Scullion captured this shot of a sunrise over White Lake in July 2008. Scullion wrote: “I believe this photo is very representative of Oakland County as White Lake at sunrise is indicative of all the lakes available in our county.”

Saginaw Valley State University photography student Amanda Abraham submitted this photo taken of Lake O’Brien in Holly. Abraham wrote: “We love this lake and I wanted to show you its beauty in the early fall. I took this photograph in 2010. This property means family to me.”

Luanne Stencil took this photo of Long Lake in White Lake Township in January 2012.

Luanne Stencil captured this photo of Long Lake in White Lake Township in December 2011.

Luanne Stencil took this photo of a sunrise over Long Lake in White Lake Township on Jan. 11, 2012.

Sharon Morris submitted this photo taken of a tributary of the Davis Creek Watershed in Oct. 2011. Morris wrote: “I feel it represents the untouched natural area that exists in Oakland County.”

Brett Leatherman also took this photo of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion on June 22, 2009. Leatherman wrote: “Oakland County has beautiful small towns with quaint buildings and architecture.”

Brett Leatherman took this photo of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion on June 22, 2009. Leatherman wrote: “Oakland County has beautiful small towns with quaint buildings and architecture.”

Jo Ellen Eldon of Rochester Hills submitted two photos of a hawk enjoying the bird bath in her yard. She writes: “The constant drone of cars and the chink of golfers teeing off ... I hear the birds chirp and insects buzz. Then, just outside my front door, I hear a splash and spy this hawk taking an afternoon bath. I was able to creep up on him and from 5-feet away, snap off five photos.”