North East photographic gallery: December

PUBLISHED: 14:52 21 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:14 20 February 2013

By George Ford of Trimdon Station

By George Ford of Trimdon Station

The region's top amateur photographers showcase their work

Were heading for the darkest day of the year in December but thats no reason to put the camera away until the clocks go forward and
the days get longer.
In fact, many photographers prefer the winter lighting in which to shoot pictures of the fabulous North East at its moody, atmospheric best.
So, heres a challenge. No matter what the weather is like on the shortest day of the year, December 21, go out and take some pictures. Then send your best - one per entrant - to North East Life and we will display it on the introductory title page of the February magazine.
All you have to do is to email a good quality jpeg image (usually 1MB to 2MB in size at 300dpi is ideal) to Darkest Day Picture at
Lets hope for a crisp, bright winters day, but if its dark and gloomy, dont be deterred. Go out and take pictures of the reflections of Christmas lights in wet pavements, the cosy snug of a local pub, a busy shopping centre or a lonely figure walking along the beach. There are loads of pictures to capture and we look forward to seeing them.
You can also continue to contribute to the Readers Gallery feature in the magazine by uploading your photographs to our website or sending them on disk. We are nost interested in pictures from within the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Cleveland. Readers whose pictures are selected will be asked to recognise our right to publish the pictures in North East Life at a date or dates to be decided by the co-editors. We also reserve the right to use photographs for North East Life promotional features. The name of the photographer will be credited on all published pictures.
To submit your pictures to North East Life, please go to, register your name, if you havent
already done so, and follow the guidance under the Reader Photos tab to upload your pictures.

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