Summer is here, sort of, and it's great to see the beach photos readers have sent in.
Peter O'Carroll sent in a great shot of a friend's son at Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel.
Although it looks as if the boy is chasing seagulls, Peter says the child had no idea the birds were nearby, and neither did he until reviewing the photo the next day.
Anna Wilton has an eye for a good scene. In one photo she shows seagulls taking advantage of a resful spot near Parade Cafe on Oriental and in another a pair of plastic spades denoting playtime at Waikanae Beach.
Meanwhile, Eva Kaprinay captured Island Bay on a glorious blue-sky day.
And Catherine Bailey took a wonderful photo of Joel, 8, with "seaweed fingers".
From the UK, Joel, 8, and his brother Elliott , 5, are holidaying in New Zealand.
Catherine's mother sent the photo in. She said Joel was fascinated by the seaweed on the beach and it kept him amused for quite some time!
Don't forget, these photo galleries are being sponsored by Event Cinemas and Photography Woolf.
Each month we will select the best from that month's galleries, and readers will then votes for which of those they like the most.
The winner will receive an Event Cinemas double pass. Each winner will then be eligible to win the Grand Prize - their photo reproduced by Photography by Wolf.
Each week we want you to send in your photos on a set theme. A selection of these will be published on thewellingtonian.co.nz on Fridays.
Next week's thems is Festive Season (Christmas, Hannukah, Diwali, etc).
The best photo or photos from each themed gallery will be selected for a "best of" gallery, which will be posted online on the last Friday of each month.
Readers will then be able to vote for their favourite image. The winner will receive an Events Cinema pass and will go in the draw for the grand prize, their photo reproduced by Photography by Woolf.
Send your imags to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our Facebook page.
The Wellingtonian does not have an Instagram account, so Instagram photo must be emaile to us as jpegs or posted to our Facebook page.
Do not forget to include your name and some background information about the image.
- The Wellingtonian