Arctic conditions continue to inspire

Frosty enclaves and icy landscapes proved irresistable for our Life Thru the Lens snappers, as for the second week entries were heavily influenced by the weather.

Arctic conditions on the outskirts of Holbrook prompted Steve Moorcroft, of John O’Gaunts Way, Belper, to get snapping.

Also featured this week is William Street’s photograph, taken during a foray into the bushes along Crich Lane, Ambergate.

We want you to send in your pictures which get to the heart of what the Belper and its suurounding villages are all about, in your opinion.

We want you to show us how beautiful the town and surrounding villages really are.

It could be the history behind the mills, the community spirit which brings the Strutts Centre to life, or a fun event being held in the River Gardens.

The limit is your imagination!

Winning this competition could be a dream come true for any amateur snapper wanting to become that little bit more proficient at their art — because of the fantastic first prize.

Up for grabs is a £300 SLR digital camera thanks to our sponsor Specsavers. Second prize is a digital camera worth £100, while third prize is a pair of free designer glasses at Specsavers.

Whatever you choose as the inspiration for your photo’s, make sure you get your entries in to be in with a chance of winning.

You can submit up to 10 entries, with the winners to be determined by our judges.

The pictures must be your own work and not have been enhanced or manipulated on a computer.

Entries can be sent by email to in jpeg format or hard copy to Belper News, 8 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8 ER. However you send your entry you must include, your full name, address, and day and evening contact phone numbers.

Be sure to tell us whereabouts you took the picture too.

And good luck!