CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On Sept. 15, 2012, hikers were ascending Dolly Sods, kayakers were riding the New River rapids and shoppers were descending on a Charleston flea market.
Photographers were there to record them and others. Hundreds of photographers.
They caught children feeding ducks on the Kanawha River and picking apples near Wellsburg. They shot Pete Burris giving a haircut in his New Haven barbershop and Tom Kees tending his bees in Millersville.
In all, 984 photographers submitted 5,000 photographs taken on the same day for Wonderful West Virginia magazine's special all-photograph issue -- its first in 25 years.
In celebration of the state's 150th anniversary, the magazine published 100 photographs taken throughout the day throughout West Virginia for its "A Day In The Life" issue, now on the newsstands.
Clayton Spangler, the magazine's photography director, said it took the staff more than three months to consider all of the photographs.
"In the end, there were far more outstanding ones than we had room for in the issue. Deciding which ones to publish was very difficult," he said.