A seasonal selection from Gary

GARY Kester has captured at least two of the seasons in this great selection of shots taken in the North East.

The Hartlepool College of Further Education worker did not have far to go to get these images as this countryside is not far from his home in the Penshaw area of Sunderland.

He told us: “This set was taken on the abandoned railway line that runs immediately behind my house in Penshaw and across the Wear about a half mile down over an old viaduct at Mount Pleasant. Since the autumnal photos were taken in November and February, all the tracks and sleepers have been retrieved to deter metal thieves.

“So although I didn’t know it when I took them, even only a month ago in some cases, this is kind of the last time the landscape will look like this. It is now just a dirt track.”

But as well as the seasonal images, Gary also got a snap of his cat Chester experiencing snow for the first time. He said: “Never seen such a look of wonder on a cat’s face!”

Thanks go to him for all of his submissions.

* Would you like to have your work featured in the Hartlepool Mail?

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Contact head of features Chris Cordner at chris.cordner@northeast-press.co.uk or telephone (01429) 239377.