FOR this month’s feature, Kirkbymoorside Camera Club has branched out to turn its focus on tree. A club spokesman said: “Trees contribute to our environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality and climate, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife.

“Without them our world would be a different place. As photographers we spend many hours among them, trying to capture their beauty and significance in our landscape.”

The club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Moorside Bar and Club, Shaw Drive, Kirkbymoorside, at 7.30pm.

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Harry Kingman - Conifer, Delphi

This lone, columnar conifer was taken against a striking blue sky at Delphi last April.

Paul Stephenson - Winter Morning

Taken during the last snowfall of January 2018 at Nunnington Bank, Howardian Hills. A Crisp walk before breakfast and not a footprint in sight.

Mike Ward - Rievaulx Abbey

A line of trees at Rievaulx Abbey, with the autumn sun falling on the leaves just for a few seconds, giving these amazing colours.

Julie Cowdy - The Chosen One

This image was captured on an early autumn walk in Ray Wood at Castle Howard. I was attracted to the way the shafts of light were spotlighting the fallen leaves.

Colin Dilcock - Textured Trunk

The lovely texture of the lichen on the tree trunk was taken at the Helmsley Walled Garden.

Joyce Kingman - Reaching for the Sky

Taken in January, the crown of this Eucalyptus in Ray Wood is catching the winter sunshine.

John Clifton - Under the Ivy

I have something of an obsession with trees - and particularly the graphic patterns made by their bark. This shot was made in my garden in Pickering, and shows the contorted stem of an aged Ivy killed off in a harsh winter. I love the way the low winter light emphasises the gnarly texture of the outer bark and contrasts it with the smooth stem wood beneath.