POTW 30 - Kay Brandist - Rainbow Over The North Atlantic

POTW 30 - Kay Brandist - Rainbow Over The North Atlantic

POTW 29 - Karen Gregory - Bermuda Lake, the calm after the storm

POTW 29 - Karen Gregory - Bermuda Lake, the calm after the storm

POTW 28 - Brian Woods - Cragside

POTW 28 - Brian Woods - Cragside

Cragside, a view of one of the many lakes at Cragside, Northumberland one of the first great houses to have electric lighting

POTW 27 - Paul Stokes - Diving Gannet Experience

POTW 27 - Paul Stokes - Diving Gannet Experience

A morning out at Bridlington, sailing around Flambourgh Head to the gannet colony at Bempton Cliffs. The skipper was chumming to encourage the gannets to dive into the water.

POTW - Week 26 - Mike Tustin - The Moon's a balloon

POTW - Week 26 - Mike Tustin - The Moon's a balloon

The UK has claimed the moon and caged it in Derby Cathedral.

This is infact an artwork by Luke Jerram.

Measuring seven metres (23 Ft) in diameter, At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the spherical sculpture represents 5km (3.125 Miles) of the moon's surface.

POTW Week 25 - Robert Morris - Autogyro in Flight

POTW Week 25 - Robert Morris - Autogyro in Flight

We’re now in Autumn but there are many events associated with Summer still taking place thanks to the hot weather. This photo is of an autogyro performing a display at the Blackpool Air Show a few weeks back.

POTW Week24 - Brian Wood  - Lunch in the beak, a pied wagtail with a beak full of insects Ben Nevis, Scotland

POTW Week24 - Brian Wood - Lunch in the beak, a pied wagtail with a beak full of insects Ben Nevis, Scotland

POTW Week24 - Brian Wood - Lunch in the beak, a pied wagtail with a beak full of insects Ben Nevis, Scotland

POTW Week 23 - Brian Wood  - Union Chain Bridge, Berwick

POTW Week 23 - Brian Wood - Union Chain Bridge, Berwick

POTW Week 23 - Brian Wood - Union Chain Bridge, Berwick

POTW  Week22 - ES - HMS Warrior

POTW Week22 - ES - HMS Warrior

POTW Week22 - ES - HMS Warrior

POTW Week 21 - Kay Brandist - Many Happy Returns

POTW Week 21 - Kay Brandist - Many Happy Returns

This is a fun sculpture by Matt Smart entitled Enjoy life, dive in! Taken at Leamington’s annual Art in the Park event.

POTW Week 20 - Rex Coleman - Coventry Economic

POTW Week 20 - Rex Coleman - Coventry Economic

This is an image taken on a recent Club Night walk about in the village of Bulkington.

Certain criteria were set on of which was the colour blue.

The Coventry Economic sign was my choice.

POTW Week 19 - Mike Tustin - Old Southwell Workhouse

POTW Week 19 - Mike Tustin - Old Southwell Workhouse

A section of the kitchen in a one room emergency accommodation from the 1970’s . The gas and the electric meters are both coin in the slot, there were 3 single beds and a shared bathroom. It looked very grim.

POTW Week 18 - Neil Pettipher - Graffiti

POTW Week 18 - Neil Pettipher - Graffiti

A day out at the Custard Factory Birmingham taking photos of the graffiti

POTW Week 17 - Dave Dewis - Crab Boat Coming Ashore

POTW Week 17 - Dave Dewis - Crab Boat Coming Ashore

If you like crab meat then Cromer's the place, a crab boat coming in.

POTW Week 16 - Karen Gregory - Nuneaton Festival of Food 2019

POTW Week 16 - Karen Gregory - Nuneaton Festival of Food 2019

Did you go? It was very good and some of the food was outstanding.

POTW - Week 15 - Paul Stokes - Filming At Compton Verney

POTW - Week 15 - Paul Stokes - Filming At Compton Verney

Antiques Roadshow came to Compton Verney on Tuesday 2nd July 2019.

This to be televised later in the year. Great setting on a lovely day.

All eyes and cameras (phones) on Fiona Bruce.

POTW - Week 14 - Julie Wheatcroft - Waterfall

POTW - Week 14 - Julie Wheatcroft - Waterfall

Friends and I go to Northern Ireland for a holiday every other year.

This picture is a waterfall taken in Country Antrim

POTW - Week 13 - Robert Morris -  Dragon Boat Race

POTW - Week 13 - Robert Morris - Dragon Boat Race

It’s summer now and lots of events are taking place around the country. This photo is from the annual Dragon Boat race which is held in Brindley Place and raises money for charity.

POTW Week 12 - Paul Stokes - Women's Cycle Tour

POTW Week 12 - Paul Stokes - Women's Cycle Tour

The OVO Energy Women Tour is six stages of cycling across England and Wales of the worlds elite women cyclists. The forth day (stage 4) came through Bulkington, Bedworth and surrounding areas. This is the Peloton group coming through Bulkington. The stage was 158 km long and took just 4 hours and 35 minutes to complete. They came and went in a flash!!

POTW Week 11 - Rex Coleman - Audley End

POTW Week 11 - Rex Coleman - Audley End

Audley End House

One of the greatest house's in early 17th century England . In about 1605-14

Thomas Howard 1st Earl of Suffolk built it on the site of the former Walden Abbey.

Robert Adam rebuilt it for Sir John Griffin in 1760 while Capability Brown remodeled the surrounding parkland.

POTW Week 10 - Paul Stokes - Porthleven Quay

POTW Week 10 - Paul Stokes - Porthleven Quay

Porthleven is a pretty small Cornish Costal Harbour tourist resort.

On a short break I took this picture at the end of the quay, this happens twice a day every day. Unfortunately the tide height was reasonably low but managed to get this image.

The quay is about 100 yards long and it was built to provide safety from the Atlantic waves. Other defences have to be positioned when winter storms and high tides are forecast to protect the harbour and surrounding properties. Many hours are spent by people watching and dodging the waves.

Very high tides in winter can produce some fantastic photographic pictures.

Google Porthleven Storms

POTW Week 9 - June Davis - Veronica

POTW Week 9 - June Davis - Veronica

This picture is in memory of my friend.

We were out taking some shots for a future competition and I decided to take a picture whilst Veronica was enjoying the view, this was taken on 26th March 2019 and Veronica passed away suddenly on the 28th March 2019.

I miss my friend.

Levi Watts - Grand Central

Levi Watts - Grand Central

POTW - Week 8 - Street view by Levi Watts

Chris Baker - Sunlit Tulip

Chris Baker - Sunlit Tulip

The tulip was enjoying the sun in the back garden as much as I was. It was shining back brightly, and was wide open to catch the rays. It therefore had to be photographed... not even on macro setting, fore-arms on knees for stability, whilst sitting in front of it. A polarising lens prevented reflected glare. A watering can provided the "dew-drops".

Chris Baker - Knife Angel

Chris Baker - Knife Angel

I happened to be in Coventry at the same time as the Knife Angel, and couldn't resist the shot.

The sculpture was made at the British Iron Works in Oswestry, Shropshire by sculptor Alfie Bradley using over 100,000 knives/blades etc provided by (eventually) all the police forces in the UK. It has toured several British cities as part of a campaign to highlight/reduce knife-crime.

Colin Hambridge - Wales

Colin Hambridge - Wales

POTW Week 5 Entry.

Painters and Deggorators

Painters and Deggorators

POTW Wk 4 - This time from Stephen Hill, decorating his Easter eggs, with a little help from his friends.

Easter Egg Ride

Easter Egg Ride

Each year at Easter the Bedworth Saints Scooter Club assemble and ride to distribute Easter Eggs to Fairfield Care Home and George Eliot Hospital.

POTW - Week 2 - Chris Robertson - Pelican

POTW - Week 2 - Chris Robertson - Pelican

Lamb and Sheep - © Robert Morris

Lamb and Sheep - © Robert Morris

For the first photo of the week I thought of where I'd been and what photos I have of the start of Spring. I chose this one to represent the many lambs being born across the country at this time of year.