We all want something to look forward to in normal times but that need for hope is even stronger now we are have to contend with the challenges that winter, the coronavirus pandemic and a national lockdown bring

'New year, new hope' is the new theme for our Camera Club and members, before or since lockdown was imposed, have been taking pictures that can hopefully provide a ray of hope to us all at these difficult times.

You can scroll through their pictures on this page and see the scenes they have captured.

The Watford Observer Camera Club is a Facebook-based group. 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 Stephen Danzig's picture of a winter sun reflection off the canal, this week’s images were taken by:

These two from Sarah Clarke

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Johanne De Luca

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Another from Stephen Danzig

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Rabindranath Martins

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These two from Robert Stapleton

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Mark Ward

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