u3a - u3a Eye - Numbers and Letters

Theme is: Numbers and Letters

'Postbox' by Serena Neish of Sherborne u3a

'Postbox' by Serena Neish of Sherborne u3a

I love unusual post boxes, I came across this one on a lockdown walk from home. It’s so bright and cheerful, just what we need.

'In control' by Carol Greatrex of Broomfield & District u3a

'In control' by Carol Greatrex of Broomfield & District u3a

Looking around the house for a suitable subject, these everyday items seemed to fit the bill.

'One to Ten' by Jim Melville of Balsall Common u3a

'One to Ten' by Jim Melville of Balsall Common u3a

During a game of Scrabble, I got the inspiration to combine these numbers into interconnecting words.

'3 Ps' by Trevor Hosking of Knutsford & District u3a

'3 Ps' by Trevor Hosking of Knutsford & District u3a

Thinking about the theme Numbers and Letters I thought at a constructed image based upon 3 and Ps (3 Ps) would fit the bill. I used images of the scrabble letter P (worth 3 points), 3 pennies (3 ps) and 3 peas.

'Game Plan' by Angela Owen of Worcester Area Group u3a

'Game Plan' by Angela Owen of Worcester Area Group u3a

Been there, done that, paid the bills, and oh how I long to do it again. I’ve visited all the places on the property cards and the area depicted in the background and many many more. I live in hope of re-turning to do it all again. I used photoshop processing on my photograph of the “America’s National Parks Monopoly” game to create this swirling image.

'Appearing from within the chaos...' by Ian Weatherley of Witham & District (Essex) u3a

'Appearing from within the chaos...' by Ian Weatherley of Witham & District (Essex) u3a

In this colourful jumble of letters and numbers the only thing that stands out is the 'u3a'.

'Wurlitzer' by Karen Coates of Solihull Central u3a

'Wurlitzer' by Karen Coates of Solihull Central u3a

I took this using my Sony bridge camera at Scarborough Fair - a beautiful little museum dedicated to funfair rides, pipe organs, retro vehicles and much more. I liked the enormous range of buttons and keys in sweeping curves.

'O D T Q' by Angela Deane of South Leicestershire u3a

'O D T Q' by Angela Deane of South Leicestershire u3a

Detail of stevedore sundial sculpture in the canal basin near my home.Viewed through the surrounding railings, which form the letter 'O', I can also see the letters 'D', 'T', and 'Q'.

'Below zero' by Lynn Toms of North Cotswold u3a

'Below zero' by Lynn Toms of North Cotswold u3a

When it's freezing in the garden it's so nice to look through the kitchen window to see the temperature outside.

'Milestone' by Jill Cornwell of Hartley Wintney & District u3a

'Milestone' by Jill Cornwell of Hartley Wintney & District u3a

A contrast to the high tech signs seen today on our roads; this milestone is situated on the A30 just outside our village and is a reminder of the writing style of the past.

'Hydrogen, No.1152' by John Guiver of Blackwater Maldon u3a

'Hydrogen, No.1152' by John Guiver of Blackwater Maldon u3a

My inspiration for taking this image of a 1906 Thames sailing barge was that she is up on blocks for her annual inspection. This presented an opportunity to photograph her from an unusual perspective and due to the presence of a rickety pontoon, not get too muddy in the process.

'Ticket To Ride' by Barbara Lansdell of Todmorden u3a

'Ticket To Ride' by Barbara Lansdell of Todmorden u3a

The Tornado (60163 "Ticket To Ride") came through Hebden Bridge in September. It was built by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and completed in 2008 . Nice to see old skills still in existence.

'Crossword' by Brian Snelson of Hockley & Hawkwell u3a

'Crossword' by Brian Snelson of Hockley & Hawkwell u3a

Daily enjoyment - cryptic crossword and coffee.

'Busy Still Life' by Shirley Ford of Merton u3a

'Busy Still Life' by Shirley Ford of Merton u3a

I decided to look around my home and record the things I’m enjoying doing at the moment that also fit the theme of letters and numbers. It’s a still life photo but represents a lot of pleasant activity such as playing through my book of 50 piano classics or getting out in the garden.

'Racing numbers and letters by post' by Chris Brennan of Winsford u3a

'Racing numbers and letters by post' by Chris Brennan of Winsford u3a

The only time Royal Mail got involved in Motorsport. Not as reliable as my postman though who has never let us down in lockdown.