Tameside Captured: looking through your lens

THERE may still be a chill in the air but once the sun comes out there is enough to warm the soul.

And people have been out and about capturing Tameside’s beauty on camera.

The lighter nights, clear days and stunning sunrises and sunsets proved too good to resist for many of you.

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STAR PHOTO by Alan Bishop

The changeable conditions even provided their own stunning backdrops, as you can see.

The Correspondent asked its readers and social media followers to get out and send in the finest photographs of the area.

And it is there were so many to choose from, we had difficulty whittling it down to the final nine.

Star Image and winner of our £20 prize, however, goes to Alan Bishop for his stunning shot catching Hartshead Pike in silhouette against a backdrop of a dramatic sky.

There were plenty of contenders, though, including Chris Reedy’s photo of Portland Basin while Lee Whitehead used techniques to capture the rotation of the earth behind Mossley Cross.

Rick Loader caught the mist on the Longdendale Trail perfectly while Matthew Metcalf’s photo reminded us that spring really is on the way.

Animals provided great shots with Phil Combs catching a horse doing its best to block out the sun while Katie Adcock caught a cow that certainly gave the impression it was not enjoying the conditions!

The area can be beautiful enough on the ground but aerial photos catch it from a different perspective as Debbie Owen did above Carrbrook while Ian Winterbottom framed part of Mossley perfectly.

• If you want to contribute to Tameside Captured, you can either email photos as a JPEG attachment to gary@localcommunications.co.uk

Or you can post them in our Tameside Captured Facebook group. Search for ‘Tameside Captured’ or head to www.facebook.com/groups/881890929224452

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