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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 fortnightly project to encourage people to take and submit pictures of their surroundings during this unprecedented time. We are going to be posting a different theme each fortnight and inviting U3A members to submit their photos 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. The photograph must have been taken during the lockdown.

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 our members can enjoy the images. 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 this is me theme is now closed.

The current theme is:  ‘inside

Deadline for submissions: 1pm Thursday 4th June.

Submit your photos by clicking here. 


Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to submit a photo on the theme of this is me. We had so many great pictures and it has been great to see your many interpretations on the theme. We hope you enjoy this selection of some of our favourites.
 
This is Rosemary Brown of North Norfolk U3A

This is Rosemary Brown of North Norfolk U3A

I have always knitted and stitched and grown things all my life. I love colour, and get much pleasure from being creative, and from being outside in the garden as well.

This is Peter Marrs of Droitwich Spa & District U3A

This is Peter Marrs of Droitwich Spa & District U3A

Since retiring due to ill health I am now a fully qualified Chief Cook & Bottle Washer!

This is Marjorie Ann Lea	of Belper & District U3A

This is Marjorie Ann Lea of Belper & District U3A

I confess, I am a map addict. I would have been an explorer in another time. I can finally open up maps, lungs and doors and escape into the wild, blue yonder!

This is Bob Douglas of Edinburgh U3A

This is Bob Douglas of Edinburgh U3A

Cycling on a warm sunny day in the Pentland Hills earlier this month, I thought it was time for my bike to have a wee rest.

This is Angela Reid	of Balsall Common U3A

This is Angela Reid of Balsall Common U3A

Born in Wallsend on Tyne and loving the river and it’s industrial history I’ve selected items and significant books that are close to my heart. Enjoy painting, and photography to relax after recovering from cancer.

This is John Bolt of Balsall Common U3A

This is John Bolt of Balsall Common U3A

A while ago for a special birthday someone made this caricature of me. Oh to be playing cricket again!

This is Ruth Askew of Preston & District U3A

This is Ruth Askew of Preston & District U3A

This is me! Enjoying lockdown in the present, reminders of past adventures and future planning.

This is Ian Weatherley of Witham & District (Essex) U3A

This is Ian Weatherley of Witham & District (Essex) U3A

This is me feeling very protective towards a small part of our collection of bedding plants grown from seed and being given lots of care and attention during 'lockdown'. The hope is that they will provide a riot of colour in the garden and, perhaps, create a feeling of optimism over the forthcoming weeks and months.

This is Rosemary Gibbs of Rugby U3A

This is Rosemary Gibbs of Rugby U3A

Rosemary, my namesake, for Remembrance of close family for whom I mourn and also representing life and joy in my beloved garden together with scent and taste. No longer young, like me, the recycled frame offered a creative opportunity for appropriate embellishment in Photoshop which challenged my patience and skill with layers in Photoshop.

This is Carol Donald of Wearside U3A

This is Carol Donald of Wearside U3A

Anyone who knows me is aware that I am a pedant about the misuse of the English language. My particular bête noire is the misapplication of apostrophies. Takeaway shops advertise Pizza's and Kebabs. if Kebabs is written in the plural form why do they think that a pizza possesses something?! Another pet hate of mine is the lack of an apostrophe in words that are conjugated. 'You are' should be written 'you're' not 'your'. 'Invite' is a verb; invitation is a noun but everyone nowadays seems to say "I have received an invite to....... Grr! I could go on but you can see now why people would know that dictionaries and books on the English language represent me as a person.

This is Angela Owen of Worcester Area Group U3A

This is Angela Owen of Worcester Area Group U3A

This is me - fun and loving, healing and spiritual.

This is Christine Garrity of Mawdesley Villages U3A

This is Christine Garrity of Mawdesley Villages U3A

Even the most active gardener needs to take time out.

This is Jeannie Moore of Saltburn District U3A

This is Jeannie Moore of Saltburn District U3A

This is just simply two things I love: reading and flowers. The book is 'A God in Ruins' by Kate Atkinson, who is one of my favourite authors, and the flowers are ones I photograph regularly in my garden.

This is David Radford of Kennet U3A

This is David Radford of Kennet U3A

This is me staying at home during the pandemic.

This is Alan Meyrick of Droitwich Spa & District U3A

This is Alan Meyrick of Droitwich Spa & District U3A

"An Eclectic Man": Presented with the cartoon on my retirement which illustrates some of my influences and beneath a few more!

 
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