Crave readers' Instagram creations, part 1

In our first of five galleries of Crave readers' Instagram photos, we check out some beautiful shots from Seattle, Denver, Scotland, Greece, and India.

Crave reader Rick L. sent in this great Instagram photo of a hail storm in Denver. Instagram user hansrico

Ask and you shall receive.

On Friday, we asked all of you Crave readers to send in your favorite Instagram creations after Apple named the photo-sharing service its iPhone App of the Year . Since then, we've received an embarrassment of photographic riches--more than 200 submissions from Crave readers all around the world, including coast to coast in the U.S. and countries including Korea, India, Turkey, England, Mexico, Pakistan, and Colombia.

It's been inspiring to see such beautiful photos of everything from portraits to landscapes to everyday objects, and fascinating to see how you're all using the various Instagram filters to enhance your images. Believe us when we say picking our favorites has not been an easy task. (The submission window is now closed; thanks much to all who sent in photos.)

Due to the overwhelming response, we will post a gallery each day this week with five of our favorite photos, starting with the collection below. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

About the author

Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

Bonnie Cha

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California. See full bio


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