Amateur snappers becoming hooked on latest competition
Some reflections photographed for our latest competition are so perfect it's hard to tell which way up the photo goes.
This shot from Barry Chamberlain of his brother-in-law, Jim Atkins, fishing at a carp pool was taken 25 years ago.
When Barry, 73, of Wigston, heard about our reflections competition, he dug it out of the photo album.
He said: "Jim and I had gone to the pool near Newton Burgoland where the Clarendon Carp Club used to fish.
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"They were mostly older men who worked on Leicester Market and Jim and I used to drive them over there when they got too old to drive themselves.
"We'd have a day's free fishing and the pool was well stocked so you always caught plenty.
"The day I took this picture it was absolutely still and there wasn't a single ripple on the surface of the pool.
"I was using a Mintola Autofocus 7000 but I didn't realise how good a picture it was until I got it developed.
"I took it out of the album when I heard about the Mercury competition and I've been showing it to people I know and I always ask them which way up it should be. I'd say only about half of them get it right."
Other pictures submitted recently include a shot of three-year-old Callum Tranter enjoying himself in the breaking waves at Weymouth in July, sent in by his parents, who live in Mountsorrel.
David Lyon, 60, of Fleckney, sent in another seaside picture, which he took at Heacham, Norfolk, with the sun setting over the sea.
He said: "It shows the sun setting through the clouds over the Wash in Norfolk and it's the only part of the east coast where you can see the sun set over the sea." Mick Freakley, of Kilby, sent in a picture of a heron wading in shallow water above an almost perfect reflection.
Margaret Rose, 67, of Syston, submitted a shot she took of Sileby Cricket Club pavilion during a flood in 2007.
Readers have until midnight on September 16 to send in photographs.
There are £100 of Jessops vouchers up for grabs for the winner, who will be chosen by Leicester Mercury chief photographer Andy Baker. Entrants are allowed to submit up to six photographs.
Include a short caption explaining each, as well as your name, address and contact details. Put "Reflections Photo Competition" in the subject box.
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