SLIDESHOW: A fitting selection from Colin

GAS fitter Colin Kitching has a pastime which he certainly excels in.

The 53-year-old, who is “Hartlepool born and bred”, told us: “I have been into photography for longer than I care to remember.”

Colin added: “My main focus in the past has always been landscapes.”

But Colin decided to take a break from taking photos and said: “After a break of a few years I needed something to rekindle my interest and the best thing I ever did was join the Hartlepool Camera Club.”

Colin is now a keen member of the club which meets in the People Centre in Raby Road.

“They are a very friendly and knowledgeable bunch and since joining two years ago I have taken more interest in pretty much every aspect of the art, although finding the time to fit it all in is not so easy,” Colin admitted.

These photos show Colin’s passion is well worth sharing and if you want to find out more about Hartlepool Camera Club, visit

In the meantime, we want to hear from more people wanting to submit their photographic work. We want pictures on any theme, whether it’s landscapes or portraits, events or wildlife.

All you have to do is send an email with lots of details about yourself such as your age, name and background on your family, occupation, interests and hobbies – plus a photograph of yourself.

Also, send us nine or ten examples of your photography work and we will make sure you get the publicity your efforts deserve.

So come on you talented lot. Get in touch and let’s show the world just how skilled our local camera men and women are. Contact head of features Chris Cordner at or telephone (01429) 239377.