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Theme is: Lights

'Light At The End Of The Tunnel' by Marion Clark of Newquay u3a

'Light At The End Of The Tunnel' by Marion Clark of Newquay u3a

The photograph was taken on our local beach, of light at the end of the cave.

'Skull' by Rosemary Gibb of Ruby u3a

'Skull' by Rosemary Gibb of Ruby u3a

It was at the time of Hallowe'en that I thought of trying to create something more imaginative than traditional pumpkin lanterns. This sheep's skull has a cluster of tiny led lights illuminating it from within and the orange light from a bonfine and smokey effects were added in PS.

'Daffodils' By Gillian Edwards of Wrexham u3a

'Daffodils' By Gillian Edwards of Wrexham u3a

These daffodils in my friend's woodland were very pale and delicate, but with the sun shining through them they appeared to glow like a light

'Pier' by Kate Farmer of Crewe and Nantwich u3a

'Pier' by Kate Farmer of Crewe and Nantwich u3a

This photo of the pier in Llandudno was taken on our first trip back to the coast since the rules on travel were relaxed. I loved how the lights stood out against the darkening evening sky.

'Satellight' by Ann Hooley of Ruddington u3a

'Satellight' by Ann Hooley of Ruddington u3a

I chose to photograph the light coming through these lampshades as I liked the illuminated curved patterns of the large one, but the image reminded me of photos taken of satellites in space. I converted the original to black and white as it looked more dramatic.

'Traffic Light' by Janet Rutter of Devizes & District u3a

'Traffic Light' by Janet Rutter of Devizes & District u3a

A different view of an important aspect of something taken for granted of our streets - when it fails, chaos quickly follows!

'Candles' by Chris Parnell of Bracknell Forest u3a

'Candles' by Chris Parnell of Bracknell Forest u3a

Thinking about the current challenge, I ferreted around in the candle box and decided on this arrangement. I like the way the flames have produced various shadows and distorted light through the candle holders onto the table.

'Lasers' by Trevor Hosking of Knutsford u3a

'Lasers' by Trevor Hosking of Knutsford u3a

This is a different representation of lights and was taken in a redundant above-ground reservoir in Toxteth, Liverpool during a laser light show which was part of the Liverpool Biennial Arts Exhibition. The show was amazing and the damp atmosphere in the building seemed to create even more atmosphere to the show.

'Ceiling Shadows' by Dianne Murray of East Lothian u3a

'Ceiling Shadows' by Dianne Murray of East Lothian u3a

I took the title quite literally so this is a shot of my favourite lampshade, with its wonderful ceiling shadows.

'Solar Light' by Maureen Gibson of Helston & District u3a

'Solar Light' by Maureen Gibson of Helston & District u3a

Just a simple solar light providing a colourful glow in a dark Hallway.

'Rainbow' by Marion Ridsdill of Castle Bromwich u3a

'Rainbow' by Marion Ridsdill of Castle Bromwich u3a

Storm at sunset Prestatyn last week

'Wood Light' by David Pechey of Bramhall u3a

'Wood Light' by David Pechey of Bramhall u3a

Spring sunshine lights up the bluebells in Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire. This has been a favourite location during lockdown to meet our family outdoors.

'Lampshades' by Karen Coates of Solihull Central u3a

'Lampshades' by Karen Coates of Solihull Central u3a

Lamps in the market. I like photos of collections and spotted these lampshades on a market stall.

'Light Dancers' by Angela Owen of Worcester Area u3a

'Light Dancers' by Angela Owen of Worcester Area u3a

The swirling of lights in a darkened room produces dancing lights, and the photo reveals my ‘Light Dancers’.

'Sky Light' by John Owen of Worcester Area u3a

'Sky Light' by John Owen of Worcester Area u3a

Shortly after receiving this theme a bulb went out at home. It got me thinking about the lack of light, and in contrast, sunlight. In this shot I’ve contrasted the silhouette of the lamp against the brightness of spring sunshine.