Capturing Suffolk's beauty

SPECTACULAR Suffolk has inspired Evening Star readers to get out their cameras and take these fantastic photographs.From the poppy fields of summer, to snow-covered woodland, wildlife to landmark buildings, readers have sent in many stunning images over the past year.

SPECTACULAR Suffolk has inspired Evening Star readers to get out their cameras and take these fantastic photographs.

From the poppy fields of summer, to snow-covered woodland, wildlife to landmark buildings, readers have sent in many stunning images over the past year. Now they have been made into calendars which you can by from Evening Star offices and selected newsagents from today .

The calendars cost £1.50 each and there are six versions with the same pictures but different advertisements, for Ipswich, Sudbury, Woodbridge, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, or Leiston areas.

The winning photographers will also have the opportunity to spend a day out with the Evening Star's picture editor Andy Abbott in the month that their photo is featured.

Pupils and staff at Thurleston High School in Ipswich will be looking forward to seeing school caretaker Barry Pullen's photograph of the Orwell Bridge which graces the page for May.

Barry, from Norwich Road, Claydon, said: “I often send photographs in to the letters page and several of the teachers at school cut them out the paper for me.

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“The bridge picture was taken on the day Freston Tower was open to the public. I walked down to the shore after the tour and took a picture of cattle on the riverbank then turned the camera in the other direction to picture the bridge. I think the Orwell Bridge is quite a status symbol for Ipswich and architecturally I love it.

“I'm looking forward to my day with the Evening Star photographers. I've always been into photography. I started taking black and white pictures at the age of six or seven, in my dad's makeshift darkroom in the bathroom with blackouts and a UV light. Then when I was a teenager 'girls' got in the way but now I always take my camera with m wherever I go. You never know what you might see and I'm always looking for that ultimate picture.”

January - Stephen Barrett

February - Colin Payne

March - David Turner

April - Mike Whight

May - Barry Pullen

June - Robert Drane

July - Helen Clarke

August - Andy Graves

September - David Turner

October - Tracy Root

November - Lynette Bullard

December - James Meadows

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