FOR this month’s feature, members of Malton Camera Club are showcasing a mixed bag of pictures, taken either close to home, indoors or pre-lockdown.

A spokesperson for the club said: “With lockdown slowly easing, the club members are beginning to get out and about again.

“It has been a long couple of months for us as a lot of our members are in the more at risk groups.

“As a consequence our pictures this month are a mixed bag of indoor, close to home or pre-lockdown efforts. However, as always we hope they please or amuse you.

“Hopefully our shots will cheer you up a little and we will all be able to resume normal life before too long.”

  • Chris Cooper has taken a shot earlier in the year of Slingsby in the soft evening light.
  • Ron Pickering has been playing with Lego during lockdown. I’m sure other people out there have been doing the same.
  • Helen Smith has taken a cute shot among the bluebells of her dog Bokeh after we were allowed to go and exercise further afield.
  • Nick Webster found this very colourful coot chick nearby.
  • Sue Hogarth has been experimenting with shadows and balls at home in this monochrome shot.
  • Tony Malt’s shot is of a nuthatch that he took before we were all confined and our club shut down.
  • Tony Horsfield’s shot is of a deserted Castle Howard where the rhododendrons and azaleas can only be glimpsed from the outside this year.

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