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  • Are you a budding photographer?
  • Keen to learn a new skill or simply interested in the world around you and how it appears? 
We are running a rolling project to encourage members to take and submit pictures of their surroundings during this unprecedented time. We post a different theme each fortnight and invite you to submit your photo on that topic. 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. 
 

At the end of every deadline, we will choose and publish up to 15 photos on an online gallery for each theme. All you need to do is upload your photo using the form below (you will receive an acknowledgement once submitted).

Please only submit one photo per person. Your photo should also not include any people.

The new theme asks for your best/most interesting photos on the theme of: "Words / Text"

Deadline for submissions: 1pm on Thursday 27th January 2022.
 

Submit your photos by clicking here. 


Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to submit a photo on the theme of "Of the Season" - view chosen images from this theme below and follow the links to view previous galleries. 

'Advent Calender' by Cynthia Morton of Sidcup u3a

'Advent Calender' by Cynthia Morton of Sidcup u3a

An advent calendar which I made to signify the Christmas season. My husband and I have set a challenge to find small items that fit into the pockets . No diamonds yet!!
'Sun Rise on Snow' by Bob Robertson of Sutton Coldfield u3a

'Sun Rise on Snow' by Bob Robertson of Sutton Coldfield u3a

This was taken in Sutton Park last January on my iPhone. The sun was just rising bringing warm colours to contrast with the overnight snow.
'End Of The Growing Season' by Angela Reid of Balsall Common u3a

'End Of The Growing Season' by Angela Reid of Balsall Common u3a

The end of the growing season brings with it the opportunity to bring together beautifully textured dried flowers for a wonderful display. And tidy up the plant pots in readiness for a new growing season!
'Winter Wonderland' by Denise Bailey of Shepton Mallet, Wells & Camelot u3a

'Winter Wonderland' by Denise Bailey of Shepton Mallet, Wells & Camelot u3a

I was inspired to take this photograph by the unusual weather conditions which turned Beacon Hill Woods into a 'winter wonderland'.
'Last of Autumn' by Brian Moore of Belfast u3a

'Last of Autumn' by Brian Moore of Belfast u3a

This was taken in the grounds of Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre outside Crossgar, not far from Belfast. I was walking through their woodland and was on the lookout for Autumnal photos when this scene came into view. For me, it summed up the Autumnal colours perfectly with interesting light and also managed to get a sunburst fin the image
''Tis the Season-ing' by Graham Wood of Sidcup u3a

''Tis the Season-ing' by Graham Wood of Sidcup u3a

A different take on the word "season", combined with the festive wreath.
'Three Seasons' by Sue Salmon of North Cotswold u3a

'Three Seasons' by Sue Salmon of North Cotswold u3a

A triptych of images all taken within 90 minutes on the morning of April 13th 2021 showing several seasons occurring in quick succession!.
'Santas Coffee Break' By David Bender of Chiltern u3a

'Santas Coffee Break' By David Bender of Chiltern u3a

This was outside a cafe in Rudesheim in Germany in early December 2014, when the then Christmas market was in full flow
'Holly' by Janet Rutter of Devizes & District u3a

'Holly' by Janet Rutter of Devizes & District u3a

A Different "take" on Holly. Instead of the vibrant red berries and shiny green leaves, we have the interesting and beautiful skeletal system of these leaves.
'Bright Leaves' by Jonathan Ruddle of Milford On Sea u3a

'Bright Leaves' by Jonathan Ruddle of Milford On Sea u3a

When walking through local woods last autumn I happened to glimpse this bright collection of (beech?) orange leaves surrounded by greenery. Too good not to photograph.
'When Snow Falls, Nature Listens' by Jim Melville of Balsall Common u3a

'When Snow Falls, Nature Listens' by Jim Melville of Balsall Common u3a

"When Snow Falls, Nature Listens" This quotation from Antoinette Van Kleeff came to mind as I saw this snow-covered gate whilst walking the lanes of Warwickshire in February.
'Pesky Penguins' by Brendan Gillan of Ballymoney u3a

'Pesky Penguins' by Brendan Gillan of Ballymoney u3a

Those Pesky Penguins
'Shapes In Melting Snow' by Sue Lee of Chiltern u3a

'Shapes In Melting Snow' by Sue Lee of Chiltern u3a

The sun was shining through the back of the bushes and the melting snow was forming shapes on the branches, and an interesting light.
'Christmas Toys' by Janet Oakley of Droitwich Spa u3a

'Christmas Toys' by Janet Oakley of Droitwich Spa u3a

Photograph taken at a Christmas toy display at a local garden centre.
'Christmas Lights' by Marion Clark of Mawgan Porth u3a

'Christmas Lights' by Marion Clark of Mawgan Porth u3a

'Tis the season of Christmas decorations in the garden.

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