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!

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