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Calling on any U3A members who want to join in our new online photographic project.

U3A EYE is a project to celebrate our budding U3A photographers and encourage them to submit pictures of their surroundings during this unprecedented time.

The theme to launch the project was Yellow but that theme will change every fortnight. This is not a competition and it is not about your photographic skill – what we want from you are interesting photos, possibly different ways of viewing things, anything which has captured your imagination or caught your eye.

We are looking for photos of objects or concepts (not people) that interpret the theme and only new photos please. Photos you have taken during these times. But besides that – please be as creative as you wish.

At the end of every fortnight we will choose and publish up to 15 photos on an online gallery for each theme so that all of members can enjoy the images.

To take part in the project visit the U3A Eye page in our Learning area where you can upload your photo for the new theme '3'.


Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to submit a photo on the theme of Yellow. We had so many great pictures and it has been an extremely difficult job choosing only 15. We hope you enjoy this selection.

'Duck And Banana' by Tony Pelham of Warrington U3A

'Duck And Banana' by Tony Pelham of Warrington U3A

Our duck guarding our last banana before the next delivery

'Lemons' by John Bolt of Balsall Common U3A

'Lemons' by John Bolt of Balsall Common U3A

When searching for a subject I decided to avoid daffodils and any other yellow flowers.  I noticed we had some lemons and arranged them on a plate.

'Plane' by John Richardson of Cramlington U3A

'Plane' by John Richardson of Cramlington U3A

As a plastic scale modeller I try to make my models appear as life-like as possible, the "Yellowjack's" aerobatic team colours are also very striking in the sunlight.

'Sewing' by Stella Crockard of Baddow and Galleywood U3A

'Sewing' by Stella Crockard of Baddow and Galleywood U3A

One of my main hobbies is sewing so thought I would use that for my photo.

'Toy Ducks On A Bank' by Jenny Roberts of Honiton U3A

'Toy Ducks On A Bank' by Jenny Roberts of Honiton U3A

Specially for Easter - a chick resting within a Devon bank.

'Celandine' by Diane Stoner of Horndean U3A

'Celandine' by Diane Stoner of Horndean U3A

I just love celandines.  My favourite spring flower - resplendent in my garden this morning.

'Doors' by Hugh Melvin of Saltburn U3A

'Doors' by Hugh Melvin of Saltburn U3A

Cycling through our now-deserted streets I came across this abandoned bookshop. It used to be so vibrant but the owner passed away a few years back and no one has taken it back on.
The morning sun was just coming round but I would have  to wait til evening to get it fully lit.

'Yellow Box' by Eve Coomber of Liskeard and District U3A

'Yellow Box' by Eve Coomber of Liskeard and District U3A

This was taken, today, 4th April 2020, in a street near my home - as I was on my daily walk. I'm not sure what the very-official-looking box was for - maybe Telecoms, or power... but it fitted the theme. 

'Cleaning' by Janette Stevenson of Falkirk U3A

'Cleaning' by Janette Stevenson of Falkirk U3A

Keeping  busy during Coronavirus.
Spring cleaning and a snack for after.
'Scrambled Eggs' by Val Mackey of Duns U3A

'Scrambled Eggs' by Val Mackey of Duns U3A

Got to love a sunny yellow breakfast to start the day off with a smile?

'Daffodils' by Golda Gibson of Bramhall U3A

'Daffodils' by Golda Gibson of Bramhall U3A

I have a love of daffodils but being yellow they can be difficult to photograph. Having asked a fellow photographer in Bramhall U3A he gave me some tips and I produced what I think is a good photo.

'Watch Face' by Ray Westfield of North Walsham U3A

'Watch Face' by Ray Westfield of North Walsham U3A

Unusual shape and colour for a watch.

'Glass Flower' by John Owen of Worcester U3A

'Glass Flower' by John Owen of Worcester U3A

Fragile Spring.
Spring sunshine and a promise of hope.

'Minions' by Jim Lloyd of Warrington U3A

'Minions' by Jim Lloyd of Warrington U3A

Bored due to lock down 3 weeks gone 9+ yet to go. WOW!

'Sponges' by Julie Dyer of Turriff U3A

'Sponges' by Julie Dyer of Turriff U3A

It's amazing what you can do with household sponges and a little bit of photo shop when you are bored.