TWO amateur photographers are under the spotlight after having their work published in this year's Examiner calendar.
Shots by Barry Lockwood and Ian Gold have been used to illustrate three months of the full-colour publication.
Barry's snapshot of Castle Hill on a frosty morning features for February and ducks swimming on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal between Slaithwaite and Marsden is for January.
Ian's shot for May features the Ramsden reservoir, near Holmbridge.
Barry, 56, of Reservoir Side Road, Linthwaite, is a keen walker and takes regular snapshots on route.
He said: "I was on my way to work when I saw the mist at Castle Hill and I drove round in the car to find the right shot."
Barry's photos were chosen for the calendar after one of them came third in the Examiner's Photograph of the Year competition.
"It was nice to win the prize and I'm pretty pleased to see my work in the calendar," said dress fabric merchant Barry.
Retired assistant bank manager Ian Gold, 67, also had his photograph picked after he submitted it to the Examiner's Photograph of the Year competition.
He said: "I'd only bought a new digital camera three days before a friend mentioned the competition and I took the picture and sent it in just before the closing date."
Mr Gold, of Laithe Bank Drive, Holmbridge is the president of Holmfirth Camera Club. His interest in photography goes back more than 40 years since he got his first camera at the age of 21.
Examiner chief photographer Julian Hughes, editor Roy Wright and managing director John Griffith were among the panel who chose the pictures by staff and readers for the 2004 calendar.
"It was a difficult task as the standard was really high," said Mr Wright.
The calendar can be purchased for £3.95 from the Examiner at Queen Street South or from most local newsagents.