Christmas is over for another year but our pets made the most of the big day if this final selection of images from our Camera Club members is anything to go by.

‘Christmas in Watford 2020’ has been the theme for the past four weeks, but it is now time for a change as we look forward to the start of 2021 with some light at the end of a dark tunnel.

A new year always brings new hope but it feels even greater as the vaccination programme offers real optimism that a return to a form of normality is now within reach.

'New year, new hope' is the new theme for members of the Facebook-based Watford Observer Camera Club. It is open to all photographers – from those who snap pictures on their phones, to professionals who capture perfect shots with specialist equipment.

Every month, the camera club is set a new challenge, a theme is selected and then the work starts.

Search for Watford Observer Camera Club on Facebook. Ask to join the group and we’ll accept you.

In addition to Alison Robson's montage of her dog at the top of this page, this week’s selection of images are from:

Anita Crawley

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Stephen Danzig

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Eric Johnson

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Jackie Massara

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Ionut Murariu

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Tracey Phillipps

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Angela Scott

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Robert Stapleton

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