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Time to put summer in focus

Call goes out for budding snappers to frame a scene for Telegraph competition

By Anna Maguire

Published 18/05/2012

Ronnie McClelland This Duck and its ducklings enjoying a dip in the stream at my favourite beach Downhill
Ronnie McClelland This Duck and its ducklings enjoying a dip in the stream at my favourite beach Downhill
The arresting image by Robert Henry from Belfast was the winner in the adult category of the competition. Taken from the summit of Black Mountain overlooking west Belfast.
The winning picture in the primary school age category of our One Summer’s Day competition was taken by eight-year-old Aidan Kilmartin from Belfast. Mum Nuala says Aidan took the picutre of his three-year-old sister Emer on a day trip to Helen’s Bay beach in Co Down.
Youth catagory: - MAI WILSON (11yrs) - Strathearn SchoolFunfair at Bangor Marina, introducing the new, must see, fascinating, funto experience - 'Human Hampster Zorbing Balls floating on water'  
Adult category entry Tall ships always fascinate visitors, and such was the case at The Eisenhower Pier, Bangor, to see the 'Pelican of London'-- Trevor Moffet
This view was part of my childhood and continues to be a delight. From Jim Archer age 70 years
From: Victor Corrie - An adult member of the canoe club that meets at Shaws bridge on Sat. mornings and provides lots of fun and training to young members, prepares to enter the water.A walk around here on a Saturday always provides plenty of activity and entertainment with so many enjoying water sports,especially when the river is high.
By Victor Corrie - Along the Lagan is one of my favourite places, great to see it now being well used by young people learning the art of canoing on a Saturday morning.
This is a picture of my young labrador Bailey having an early morning swim in the cool and tranquil waters off Gibbs Island on the shores of Strangford Lough. Violet Stockdale
TOM BOWDENAGE - After all the rain I was just in the right spot to catch the sun light glint off these leaves - that's what a summer day is all about!Seize the day!(taken in Cave Hill country park)
Dungannon park is such a beautiful place for families to visit. The park covers a total of sixty acres with magnificent scenery and offers a wide range of facilities including a twelve acre lake which is stocked with rainbow trout. It is situated on the outskirts of the town just a short distance from the end of the MI motorway. It also boasts a high class camping and caravan park. By William Clegg
WILLIAM MCGIVERN - Summer cruise on the River Lagan at Stranmillis.
By WILLIAM MCGIVERN
Yolanda McClintock
By Yolanda McClintock
Sherril StewartAdress: What it is: Raindrops on an Acer in my back garden during a short spell of sunshine after a shower of rain. Why it is special: I like the photograph because the light suddenly illuminated the leaves.
Sheila Curry, Rostrevor.Ollie's breathtaking view of Rostrevor.
Sophie StewartAdress: Age:14Category: What it is: A picture of the lagan meadows on the 18/6/11Why it is special: It shows nature on a summers day
Shimna River in Tollymore Forest Park. Photo by Sam Anderson
This is a picture of my lovely girlfriend Annie, at lisburn train station after our exhausting cycle along the tow path from carrickfergus!!!!Sent from my HTC
I took this picture on route to the top of Slieve Donard in Newcastle!! Stephen McMillenste
By Susan Corbett.
Castlewellan Lake by Teresa McClean
By Terry Shawe
By Terry Shawe
By Terry Shawe
This photograph was taken in Donard Park in Newcastle, Co. Down during the Pipe Band Championships held on Saturday 18th June 2011. The visiting Bands and supporters created a warm and inclusive family atmosphere where it was possible to walk into Donard Park and listen to a range of musical jigs and reels, sample some great local hospitality and enjoy the shops and seafront in Newcastle town. A great day out for the entire family! Thank you. Tim Littler
By Trevor Moffett
Ryan Simpson Taken at Millbay, Cranfield County Down. Sunset over carlingford lough. The picture celebrates everything that is great about the area, encapsulating beauty, peace and tranquility
I have sent a photo I took of my sister's 7th birthday party on 18th June.We had a balloon maker and then decided to have a sword fight in the gardenI hope you like itBruce Deyermond (13) Ballyclare High School - S Deyermond
My grandson Charlie who brightens everyone's day - Sadie Baxter
Kacey baking apple tarts with her nannie, sent in by Samantha Curran
Taken from the train at 0915, travelling from Great Victoria Street Station to Coleraine. I have taken photographs of the River Lagan in all its moods and in different seasons and in Belfast and walking along the towpath to Lisburn. There was just a glimmer of sun as the train crossed the river so I grabbed my camera and got this picture showing how the Lagan has become integrated into modern Belfast - very different from my childhood.Sandra Conn
Hidden among my garden plants was this little grub. It intrerested me because of the fresh rain fall which can be seen on the flower petals and the grub seems to be looking for food or drink. Sandra Stafford
Maisie the cairn terrier doesn't like looking at the camera! View of the Mourne mountains from Dundrum harbour. Name - Sarah Malcolmson
The three pals - Maisie, Ben and I enjoying the sun in my Mum's back garden in Dundrum. Name - Sarah Malcolmson
Name: Mrs Sarah Magee Address: The Reader George's Market, 18th June 2011. This image captures what Saturday mornings are all about in Belfast, the great atmosphere of a market in the centre of town with people enjoying the simple things in life such as relaxing and enjoying reading The Belfast Telegraph!
Paddling at Cranfield beach, County Down Sarah Trainor
After the wind and rain against all odds the flowers still shine example of life . Selwyn Stafford
This is an update of a picture I sent last year. It is an arch typical old iron gate, once so common in Northern Ireland, but now replaced by ugly but practical aluminium gates. It reminds me of simpler days and I fear it will disappear when the building site which is creeping up the fields below the gate reaches it. It symbolises the agricultural roots so many of us have or had which are now being lost to modern life's pressures. So I photograph my gate at different times when I am walking up the tree lined lane with my dog, to show the seasonal changes. From Mrs Sharman Finlay
By Mr. Sharon Y. Cuatriz
The photo is a view from a picnic we had on 18th June in our garden at home in Rathfriland, County Down. Rebecca McConnell
Belfast by Rebecca McClean
Belfast by Rebecca McClean
Swan Song I walk our Golden Retriever Bonnie on Bangor Marina most mornings. Lindsay Conway
Robert Bashford - Cushendun Goat.
Robert Bashford - Glens of Antrim
Robert Bashford
Robert Stevenson - Beloved family pet, Bronte, feeds between my wife's strawberry and tomato plants, our first home grown vegetables.
The Beat Initiative Summer Carnival, Botanic Avenue Robin Cordiner
This is Sam, our six year old golden retriever, and great friend,taken at sunset on Ballygally beach before we lost him to cancer this month. By Roy McCarthy
Angeline Lucas. This picture is special to me, as it is of my two grand daughters Chloe and Connie having fun at Sea Bangor Festival
Samantha Royston-Woods age 11
By Kev O'Toole
By Emer O'Toole. This is my cat, Luna, deciding whether or not to eat this leaf in our back garden!
Peter Soult. Photo taken down at the docks in Belfast over looking the weir. It was a lovely quiet morning and you wouldn't think Belfast docks could offer a Serene and peaceful view like this, you would think it belonged to another part of the world!I couldn't resist the temptation to capture it on film as Ireland is re-noun for its landscape and glens. Its a nice change!
Hi, Those Armagh apples do STRANGE things!! From Peter Thompson
My Daughter Emma with her best friend, (Sassi the Doberman) at our home in Dromara. From: Peter Thompson
My son Scott and his best friend (Chance the Doberman) at our home in Dromara. From: Pete Thompson
Our two Doberman's chillin in the summer sun. From Peter Thompson
Our two children, Scott & Emma Thompson bearing the cold water and enjoying the summer sun overlooking Slieve Croob, County Down. From: Peter Thompson
Picture by Matt Mackey/Presseye.comPresseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2011.The Boat building and Obel Building on the River Lagan.
Karen Pollock. This is a photograph taken in the Parterre of the Castle Grounds, Antrim Castle Gardens.
View from the restaurant at Castle Espie Wetlands towards Scrabo.. Ronald J T Fails
By Jennifer McClelland.
:The scene at the Waterworks always has it's own beauty and is special to me.At all times during the year one can enjoy the peace and tranquility of this magnificient view in the midst of a very busy and sometimes troubled  North Belfast.Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter at Belfast Waterworks can bring peace of mind to anyone who appreciates nature,   it certainly does for me. Nuala Kelly
Dunluce Castle - Norma Gray
Larne Harbour; by Norma Gray
Toby Baxter.
hi this photo was taken at the dalriada festival on sat june 18th.as it rained all day there were very few people here to watch these athletes perform their amazing feats of strength,but they gave their all as this guy's expression shows just after he threw the hammer.if you sit in the house waiting for the rain to stop ,you could sit all day!!! pic by Bo Davidson from Kells
By Patricia McPolin
Photo 136 - Castleward House, Strangford
By Patricia McPolin
Boy & his dog enjoying the surf in Murlough Bay with the spectacular backdrop of the Mourne Mountains , it might have been a showery day but that is no reason not to go out and enjoy the best of Northern IrelandName : Paul Warwick
Attached is my entry for the 'One Summer's Day' competition. My name is Paula Mc Gurk Drum Manor Forest Park, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Hi my name is paul Flynn , I live in co fermanagh for the last 20 years ,originally from belfast ,I love the lakes and forest walks and believe me I have found some hidden gems that the normal fermanagh person would nt appreciate . Like this competition look forward to the 8th of June .
Photo of lack windmills Co Fermanagh Paul Flynn
A tent in the back garden. Ashton tries to persuade his mummy to look at the camera. "Not without makeup", she says. Mike Pringle
Just like my father before me, my favourite retreat will always be the Cavehill. Michael Shields
Mildred Martin . Catherdral Armagh.on a wet saturday afternoon.
By Billie-Jo Mc Kenzie
Delphiniums in full bloom in Beth Cheney's garden,Rathfriland.Photo by Beth Cheney
Why drive to lunch when you can fly! A light aircraft lands at Aughrim airstrip, Kilkeel by Des Cheney, Mourne Flying Club.
Muriel Hughes. Archie trying to climb and stay on one of the unusual shaped trees in Lady Dixon Park
This pic was taken by Neill Russell . I think I captured people relaxing and enjoying what Newcastle has to offer as its us the people who make it happen.I like Newcastle as its our second home and its great to see the new sea/street scape
Nicholas Kennedy . The day of the photo competition had some awful weather so there was no sunshine available for any nice blue sky shots.My favourite photography is of long exposure, clear skies and plenty of stars. There was little prospect of any clear skies that day, so no point in waiting for stars. Although I do like this photo because it shows the cloud formations very well and in a better light than at any other time that day. This is a photo of the locks at the civic centre in Lisburn. Nick
By Noel Blaney
Hi, My name is Noreen Van der Velde(age45) from 2c Lime Kiln Lane,Aghalee,Co Armagh.Bt67 0ez.(entering adult section). What is so special about this picture is that it is of my best friend Angie at our weekend hobby-Car booting!It is a time when we spend a few hours together,catch up,have a laugh and make a little money at the same time...... Thank you
Sender Norman Gray,
I like this photo of the children walking their dogs on the beach at Whiterock showing their reflections in the wet sand.. It looks like the dogs are in charge!!!! Marian Mateer
By Maureen Robinson
Anna irvine - i am 10 years old, this is a photo of my cat stripe who i saved as a stray kitten
My name is anna irvine i am 10 years old this is a photo of my cat stripe who i saved as a stray kitten he had been lying out first thing in the morning enjoying the heat
Annalong by Mark Maguire
At Carryduff Gaelic grounds on saturday 18th June and we heard a story that an old woman had left the land to the Gaelic club with the condition that they never sold alcohol on the land. With views like this, who needs a drink? Ms Mary McAnespie
This shot of Castlerock Beach by Mark Winning
My friend Mai MacKenzie which was taken during the Lord Mayor's Parade on Saturday June 18th 2011. Matthew Humphreys
This picture is special because it combines two separate photographic topics( the Mournes and colourful bagpipers) in one photo.Sincerely,Miss Maureen Robinson
Scones at Dawn! The Gilmour Family of Enagh Farm preparing 12 dozen scones and cupcakes for a coffee morning to raise funds for the Riada Rockets cheerleading squad By Maurice Gilmour
This photo was taken at the Bangor Maritime Festival. It was raining but inside the marquees different crafts were being shown. This talented artist was engrossed in his work. Eileen Stevenson
The Plumbs at Castle Espie The Plumbs, an old County Down word for ponds, is a very special place that I would visit on a regular basis There is nothing more therapeutic or relaxing than having the birds here feeding straight out of your hands It recharges the batteries and is good for the sole. Michael Graham
This photo was taken on Saturday the 18th June. It is Niamh Race aged 2 years. She is my grand daughter. She is enjoying her ice cream at Morreli's ice cream parlour in Portstewart. You can't go to Portstewart without a visit to Morelli's even though it was a very wet day. From Bernadette Hanvey
Buddy captured in mid-flight diving into the water to cool down @ ShawsBridge.....a special dog! Vincent Kennedy
Attached is a photograph taken on 18th June 2011 and is to be entered into the adult section. I believe this photograph is special because it makes you feel you are in your own private world. A world that is peaceful and tranquil. This is a beautiful setting of the over hanging leaves and how the light escapes through onto the lake, reflecting back to highlight the vibrant colours of the leaves. Kenneth Skillen
Name:Kevin McQuadeAge: Ballygally Head on the Antrim Coast RoadReason: my favourite place in all weathers where the sea makes for an ever -changing view
"Wild Honeysuckle in a Country Hedgerow" Each Spring, I watch the wild honeysuckle climber, without fail, come into leaf.The.past two Winters have been a big test that the Honeysucklle plant has passed with flying coloursThere is a sense of anticipation as I watch the flower petals develop, culminating in their full flowering intensity in mid June.The added bonus of strongly scented flowers, enhanced by the evening dew. Is such a simple pleasure to enjoy.This small example of the natural world, as untouched by human hand, never fails to reinforce my sense of wonder. In the works of natureKieran Daly
Dear Sir/Madam, Please find attached my entry for the 'One Summer's Day' Belfast Telegraph photograph competition. Laurence Speight
Glenariff Forest Park near myhome in the Glens of Antrim. I have juststarted taking photos.A sign at the entrance says "You are now entering a stress-free zone."This place keeps its promise.I never tire of the noise of the tumbling water and the lush foliage,For me it is really special - no wonder people from all over the worldcome to look at the park. I am really lucky to be living so close t oit. Elizabeth Weir
This was my first ever visit to Ireland and the view across Donaghadee harbour/ bay will remain with me for a long long time I will be back Lorraine Lorraine Saville
This image was taken on the 18th June, it is the silhouette of a marker on the top of Cavehill. I have chosen this photo because it is a view which many people never notice. On the way down Cavehill, very few people look back to admire this beautiful view. Louise Dornan
"Let me introduce Rochester, my duck friend. I was at Mountstewart in Co. Down, with a picnic and a battered copy of Jane Eyre. This little chap came to keep me company whilst I read, and even ventured to sit on my leg at one point! His forwardness reminded me of Jane Eyre's beau Edward Rochester, so I subsequently named him thus."Name: Lucy Finlay
"This photograph was taken in my garden in Ballyclare, Co. Antrim. It is simple in its composition and shows the contrast of hope of summer in the rose despite the looming sky. On a another level, it shows the contrast between the vivid pink of the rose and the hopeless greyness of the sky." Name: Alan Finlay
Scrabo: This is the view of Scrabo from Castle Espie.   Category: Adult. All photos taken by Lucy Shields at Castle Espie.
Acrobatic Duck: This duck is in training for the olympics.Grampa contemplating: This is my grandfather getting caught up with the daily news.Scrabo: This is the view of Scrabo from Castle Espie.   Category: Adult. All photos taken by Lucy Shields at Castle Espie.
I attach an entry for the adult section of the competition. The picture was taken at Castle Espie near Comber, which for many years has been a favourite place for my family to visit. We particularly enjoy visits in the early summer to see all the various babies! Castle Espie has undergone extensive development over the past few years, and the signpost in the photo points to two such areas: Stoat Town, the children's play area in the woods, and the Limekiln Observatory, which has beautiful views over Strangford Lough.Lesley Wilson
:This is a picture taken of a group of people having a picnic on the bandstand and children playing at Jordanstown Loughshore Park.It was not a particularly good day as you can see but at least the bandstand gave them some shelter!I think the picture is special because regardless of the weather the band played on! Kate Cheddy
Puddles the cat goes for a morning stroll in front of an interested onlookers in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone. : Bridge over muddy waters for Puddles the cat as summer takes its time reaching the Sperrins high in Co Tyrone.DSCF0026: Puddles the cat knows who's boss on the farm in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone.From Michael Gormley
Please find attached entries for the One Summer's Day 2011 competition.DSCF0025: Puddles the cat goes for a morning stroll in front of an interested onlookers in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone.DSCF0023: Bridge over muddy waters for Puddles the cat as summer takes its time reaching the Sperrins high in Co Tyrone.DSCF0026: Puddles the cat knows who's boss on the farm in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone.From Michael Gormley, Pomeroy, Co Tyrone.
Please find attached entries for the One Summer's Day 2011 competition.DSCF0025: Puddles the cat goes for a morning stroll in front of an interested onlookers in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone.DSCF0023: Bridge over muddy waters for Puddles the cat as summer takes its time reaching the Sperrins high in Co Tyrone.DSCF0026: Puddles the cat knows who's boss on the farm in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone.From Michael Gormley, Pomeroy, Co Tyrone.
Kate McCann Me and My children walked up for ice cream at the local sweet shop, this photo shows them eating ice cream in the back garden along with their dog!
My photos of Saturday 18th June are special because it was the girls' first get together of the summer after our GCSE exams. This fun, damp walk in Castle gardens, Antrim will hold memories for us all.Kathryn Hamilton
The girls' first get together of the summer after our GCSE exams. This fun, damp walk in Castle gardens, Antrim will hold memories for us all.Kathryn Hamilton
My photos of Saturday 18th June are special because it was the girls' first get together of the summer after our GCSE exams. .Kathryn Hamilton
This photo was taken whilst walking aloong one of the many walking paths through Peatlands. It reminds me of walking to primary school so many years ago, along past the birch trees and ferns so fresh soft and green - the simple, gentle beauty of the countryside at this time of the year - it hasn't changed, Name : Kathryn Lavery
Can I please submit this photograph on behalf of my grandfather. William Wallace. it was taken of Livingstone daisies, which were worth the wait as they only bloom on sunny days.
Hi this photo was taken as i was out walking around the cliff path walk in Portstewart where i live and i just think that it captures the beautiful coast in all its glory no matter what the weather. The picture not only depicts the Mussenden Temple coming out of the mist in the background but also the Crannagh Cup boat race that was also taking place at the time. Ken Cox
This photograph, of the bridge at Florencecourt, Co Fermanagh will always be special to me as it was taken by me whilst celebrating our Ruby wedding anniversary weekend staying in the area. To me it is reminiscent of the impressionist painting The Water-lily Pond by Monet. Ken Robb
Buddy captured in mid-flight diving into the water to cool down @ ShawsBridge.....a special dog! Vincent Kennedy
The Dark Hedges near Stranocum. Even on a damp day It is like walking through a fairytale forest. John McKnight
John Meikleham1. This is an image taken in the waterworks in North Belfast on the 18th June 2011. North Belfast often gets bad press but the Waterworks is a real haven from the world. In summer you can find families having picnics, children playing, cyclists, joggers, etc. You can also see a range of wildlife. All making use of the wonderful facility. I love it as I have to walk every day and this wonderful place is on my doorstep. John Meikleham
By John Shaw
By John Shaw
By John Shaw
By John Shaw
From: JOHN STEVENSON
I wish to enter the One Summers Day competition.I have attached a picture of myself, and my competition entry to this email.The picture was taken on Saturday the 18th June.My picture is of Belfast Titanic exhibition centre. I feel that this picture is an iconic image of Belfast on the 18th June 2011. It could not be anywhere else in the world. I feel it is important as 100 years ago the Titanic was built in Belfast Docks. This makes the picture special to me.Your sincerely,John McManus
Downhill beach from Mussenden Temple.John Shaw
Joseph Downey
The attached photo was taken in Royal Avenue, Belfast on the afternoon of the 18th June during the Lord Mayor's Parade. Joy Griffin
This picture reminds me of my own sailing days, it is of very youngchildren learning to sail, I only learnt to sail when I was in my 40's andam now a pensioner, I think this is a very good thing for young children totake up as it teaches them how to be competitive and get on with others in agroup, every time I see the young people on the water I am remembered of myown young days and the excitement on the water and of when we nearly won arace. This picture was taken at the sailing Club in Carrickfergus on Belfast Lough a wonderful place to learn to sail. Joyce Kernohan
By Karen Tilson
By Jeff Mullen
By Jeff Mullen
By Jennifer Willis
By Jennifer Willis
By Jennifer Willis
By Jennifer Willis
By Jennifer Willis
.'Susan considers whether to finish the hot-dog now or get dried out first 'This photograph, taken at a church barbecue, is a reminder that 'summer'does not necessarily equal 'warm and sunny' in Northern Ireland. But wego ahead in hope anyway. And we did enjoy ourselves really - including Susan!. Jim Stothers
I attach four photographs of my nieces and their Dad at the Ulster Museum on Saturday 18th June 2011, . By Joanne Glasgow
I attach four photographs of my nieces and their Dad at the Ulster Museum on Saturday 18th June 2011, . By Joanne Glasgow
I attach four photographs of my nieces and their Dad at the Ulster Museum on Saturday 18th June 2011, the children had had a ball in St George's Market with their Mum and Dad where they had their faces painted and then really enjoyed the Interactive History Zone in the Ulster Museum. Joanne Glasgow14 Kensington CourtBelfast BT5 6NE[ Adult] Regards Joanne
Hello my name is Joel Conlon and i would like to enter the secondary schools category. My grandma and i moved permanently to Northern Ireland last September and this is our favorite spot on the Ulster way, near where we live. My grandma has had MS for many years but we get the wheelchair where water wouldnt go!! My grandma always says " You dont need Spain with views like this"-everytime we go which is almost daily. Unfortunately my camera is a present for my recent birthday and i was so busy taking photos all day i hadnt realised i hadnt set the correct date but honestly this was taken on Sat 18th June- my grandma and mum would vouch for this.M any thanks Joel
John Fields. No matter how wet, there is always beauty to be found These lilies have grown from cuttings taken from cuttings which were taken from cuttings from the garden of my late, mother in law; reminding me of the pleasure she enjoyed when seeing her display of sometimes up to 25 heads at one time.
Derry city gardens by Heston Kelly
Hi. Took this photo today of St George's market. I've been going there for many years. The sights, sounds, tastes smells are always a delight to the senses. There is always something new to try or a new stall selling something interesting unique.Many thanksIain Bryson.
Ian Carr, 16, Orangefield Park
From Ian Carr Lord Mayor,s parade day at the City Hall Belfast 18th June 2011Three young lads going through a practise routine prior to taking part in the parade.This photo depicts the willingness of the citizens to come together to celebrate a fabulous occasion on a summers day .
Ian Mccullough.
Ian Mccullough
Hi, hope you like my photo of Annalong harbour, with the Mourne mountains in the background. This place is so quiet and peaceful you can just sit back , enjoy the view , watching the small boats coming and going and literally let the hassels of life just float bye. Ian Kelly
This was taken on a day out with my local North Down and Ards National Trust group to the Roe Valley Park.This is a view through the arch across the old bleaching green to the mountain from inside the remains of the beetling shed. Lisa Hernderson
Captured at the Ballynure Fair on 18th June 2011.While attending the tug of war competition, I captured my 3 year old son Joshua crossing the field, just as another summer shower began to fall.It was a special family day out and the picture means a great deal to me as I captured him naturally in a quiet moment, enjoying the freedom and expanse of the village field in which the event was held, Ivan Lewis
Typical Northern Irish, making the most of the weather, most of the landscape! J Hall
Description: Photo of a Morris Minor Covertible, ideal for a summers day, taken at Castlederg Vintage Rally, Saturday 18th June 2011. It reminds me of my first car, which was a Morris Minor, purchased in 1970 (brand new) for the princely sum of £695 (which included wing mirrors and mud flaps). Category: Adult Kind Regards James A Emery
By Jamie Larkin
This is a picture of Strangford Lough taken at Delemont Country Park. Jamie Larkin
Some shots of the black mountain......Henry Robert
Some shots of the black mountain......Henry Robert
Dear Sir or Madam, my name is Helen Francis, I am a student at Victoria College, Belfast. I am  13 years old .I took this photo on my dad's phone today of a girl called Lydia Hamilton at Bloomfield Presbyterian Church in Cyprus Avenue, Belfast.Lydia'smum, Karen, runs a cross community youth club for children with  severe learning difficulties, and every year they havea barbeque in the church grounds for the kids and their parents.It's a very happy day andmy Mum Carmel and my dad David and I were invited because we raised money by  fundraising.We raised over a thousand pounds and some of it went towards buying a specialtricycle for the children to ride on.That's the tricycle Lydia is riding in the photograph.Some of these special children do not speak, walk or talk.Some are severely autistic.It isLydia's 10th birthday today and she gave up a party to be with these special children.Lydia's mum says it is okay for Lydia's photgraph to be used.The children all love riding on the three wheeled bicycle as they cannot ride twowheeled bicycles.The club is called Charis and they have a webpage at:http://www.bloomfieldpresbyterian.org/charis.html I hope you like the photograph.Yours Sincerely,Helen Francis
Priesthill Girls' Brigade enjoying an afternoon tubing at Craigavon Dry Ski Slopes. And the sun shone while we were there!! Heather Irvine
This photo was taken in the Lagan Meadows on 18th June. Sapphire is aguide dog pup who has spent her first year of life in Northern Irelandbeing puppy walked by the Gilmore family. She has also been apart-time student in Methodist College. She leaves on 4th July to goto Scotland for her 2nd years training. It would be wonderful to haveher photo in the paper as she will be very missed in Northern Ireland.As you can see, she is a beauty!
Hello, My name is Hayleigh Russell I'm a schoolgirl aged 14. I think this photograph shows up the new seascape in Newcastle with the sun- a typical summer day, with the token gesture cloud!
Today, my sister and I visited Rathlin Island, and of course, it rained most of the day! I have attached two photographs taken today which are described below: PHOTO 1: Two Rathlin Island Rams. As we were walking back to Church Bay, my sister started saying 'Doh-ram-ewe' from 'Babe' (the movie) and the rams stopped eating, moved towards us and stared at us - it really must mean something to them! PHOTO 2: My sister walking back to Church Bay in the rain although the rain didn't ruin our spirits as we sang most of the way back! Thanks! Hayley Sherwin
Harry Bell. Our family has enjoyed many days out at Tollymore Forest Park, whether for a picnic, a walk or, more often, orienteering with good friends. This photograph was taken at the annual Weekend of Orienteering run by Lagan Valley Orienteers. Just as the food was served at the barbecue the heavens opened but, rather than take shelter, these two stalwarts simply put up a brolly. Sorted!
Photograph taken on Saturday 18th JuneAt Knock Methodist Church "FUN DAY" at Lorne House A wet June Saturday afternoon ....but it did not dampen the spirits of these young ladies and a good time was had by all.Big umbrellas add to the fun ... and protect the painted faces ! Harold Good
Dear BT, I enclose a snap of the Greyabbey carboot sale (Greyabbey & Kircubbin parish summer fete) last Saturday morning. H Price
Hello!I would like to enter the 'One Summer's Day' competition. Today, my sister and I visited Rathlin Island, and of course, it rained most of the day! I have attached two photographs taken today which are described below: PHOTO 1: Two Rathlin Island Rams. As we were walking back to Church Bay, my sister started saying 'Doh-ram-ewe' from 'Babe' (the movie) and the rams stopped eating, moved towards us and stared at us - it really must mean something to them! PHOTO 2: My sister walking back to Church Bay in the rain although the rain didn't ruin our spirits as we sang most of the way back! Thanks! Hayley Sherwin
Alan Stewartage Lagan Riverside: countryside in the heart of the city
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Statue of HarmonyAt the edge of Thanksgiving Square is this sculpture unveiled in April 2005 called the Statue of Harmony. It was created by the Scottish artist Andy Scott and made by P.F. Copeland. The sculpture is poised on a globe which symbolizes the oneness of mankind.The female figure represents various allegorical themes associated with hope and aspiration, peace and reconciliation and is derived from images from Classical and Celtic mythology.Donations for the project were provided by a cross-community group.The photograph stood out to me because it was a dark and cloudy day but as I approached the Statue, a small ray of light split through the clouds directly through the hoop. I thought this symbolised that with a future of peace and harmony we can all see the light at the end of the tunnel.Gavin Lynn.
The new Titanic Building this is special to me because it is an new unique iconic view coming to Belfast Adult entry Kevin Fredlander
Day out at the new Belfast Scateboard park at Belfast Docks this is special to me because it represents the new opportunities now available to us in Northern Ireland Adult entry Kevin Fredlander
I attach a photograph for inclusion in the One Summer's Day Competition. It is the view of The Mourne Mountains taken from my dining room window. This place is special to me because no matter what the season or the weather I can sit here and watch the ever changing colours of the sky and the mountains. Adult category. Retired. Geraldine Graham
A clay pigeon club (for illustration purposes, not connected with the tragic accident in Co Down)
Attached is a photo that I took of canoeists just past where the Minnowburn River enters the Lagan. The Lagan Towpath is an unspoilt jewel, great for a variety of relaxing walks, sighting wildlife, and other activities. Belfast is so lucky to have this on its doorstep. By Gerry Judge
Please see attached a photograph which shows an absolutely fabulous event I attended in Navan Centre and Fort Armagh. Indiana Jones Quest at Navan allowed me to become a real life archaeologist for the dayIndiana was fantastic and after showing us how to use the bull whip he set us on our way to solve the quest and save the artefects at Navan. This was a magical experience and a really fun day Ghilian CampbellMarketing OfficerThe Navan Centre & Fort, Emain Macha81 Killylea RoadArmaghBT60 4LD
Danny enjoying the view of The Mournes from The White Bridge @ Keel Point Dundrum. Gillian Mathers
Graeme Kerr
Graeme Kerr
On 18th June i took this photograph of a Barn Owl - at a Country Fayre in Fintona - as that day the weather was a little inclement , we had a family day out , not too far from home - For the first time i was able to get close to a very impressive selection of Birds of Prey and then watch them in a display - for me the eyes in the owl really stand out , as did the eyes in all the birds . By Gwyneth Ferguson
Dear BT, Cloughey community assocn held a fabulous mothy breakfast at Kirkistown Castle on Sat 19th. Children (of all ages!) were enchanted to meet our mothy neighbours (caught overnight nearby in uv light traps, released after being listed and cooed over) I enclose a fabulous poplar hawk moth (so large it's heavy) H Price
Eddie Farquhar
Eddie Farquhar
Eleanor Taggart
Emily Gilchrist - photo is of my granddaughter Zara before she went in to perform at the ballet show in Craigavon civic centre
I spent the day in Belfast with my mother who was visiting from Canada, we went for afternoon tea at the merchant and came across everyone preparing for the Mayors parade. These clowns were among them. Erin Crockard - McDowel
Taken at Mount Stewart, Newtownards. I think the pictures are special as they are very simple photos which are natural and beautiful. The butterfly picture was just taken at just the right moment and the pink colour of the flowers behind it is stunning.Many thanks. Lisa Plunkett
Please find attached 3 pictures taken at Mount Stewart, Newtownards. I think the pictures are special as they are very simple photos which are natural and beautiful. The butterfly picture was just taken at just the right moment and the pink colour of the flowers behind it is stunning.Many thanks. Lisa Plunkett.
This wildflower meadow is a little oasis on an edge of an housing estate and beside a busy main road in Newtownabbey. .Susan Law
By Fiona Lacey
Nuala Connolly
This is a fun photo that sums up the summer in N Ireland for many people! It was taken on Sat 18th June am on the Promonade of Portstewart. Frank Sellar
IMG_1089.JPG This is dawn on Sat morning 18th June across the sea from Castlerock towards Portstewart and Portrush headlands. The calm reflection on the sea is a nice foil to the dark sky. Frank Sellar
Dear Belfast Telegraph, I am e-mailing these photographs on behalf of my mother through my email account. Her details are as follows; Eileen McDonald5191 Cloona Park, DunmurryBelfastCategory : Adult The following photographs were taken on Rathlin Island on Saturday the 18th June, 2011. It was my mothers first walking trip, spending 2 days on the island. During the visit she took the opportunity to photograph some of the local wildlife and scenery (and hasnt shut up about since).  She tells us she shouted at the seal "Give us a wave" and he obliged, captured on camera. Amongst the other photograps are the incredible landscape of the bird sanctuary which is now at its peak for chicks. She choose these 3 out of the 300 photograps taken.
Dear Belfast Telegraph, I am e-mailing these photographs on behalf of my mother through my email account. Her details are as follows; Eileen McDonald5191 Cloona Park, DunmurryBelfastCategory : Adult The following photographs were taken on Rathlin Island on Saturday the 18th June, 2011. It was my mothers first walking trip, spending 2 days on the island. During the visit she took the opportunity to photograph some of the local wildlife and scenery (and hasnt shut up about since).  She tells us she shouted at the seal "Give us a wave" and he obliged, captured on camera. Amongst the other photograps are the incredible landscape of the bird sanctuary which is now at its peak for chicks. She choose these 3 out of the 300 photograps taken.
BUTTERCUP MOAT AT BALLYEARL TAKEN BY DAVID ARCHBOLD BEFORE THE RAIN GAMEDAVID ARCHBOLD
Hi Please see attached photo for the one summers day competition. Name: David Charles
David Houston
This is my husband David, relaxing on a rainy summer day in the awning of our touring caravan in Benone. Doris Johnston
David Jordan Photograph looking out across Belfast Lough from the slipway beside the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club at Cultra. The shoreline there is a lovely relaxing place to go to stroll along, or to stop and simply watch the lapping of the waves.
Entry for Secondary School Section Errin McElhinney
adultTitle: IncomingA brief blast of sunshine in my garden in Newtownards brought out an invasion of bees for an hour scrambling to get pollen between the rain.This image is one of many and is available at much higher resolution. I have much clearer images of the bees etc but I liked the implied intention in this shot.Dermot FaloonAge 3717 Cronstown cottage ParkNewtownardsBT238qp
This photograph of Donaghadee Harbour for me holds lovely childhood memories, from fishing, fish 'n chips, ice cream and the intrigue of the Life Boat. My wife and I have now retired and have moved from Belfast to live close by and have the privelege of viewing this ever changing beautiful scenery every day. George Bolton
Hi this photo was taken on the 18-6-2011  at 15.25  from a small village called Ballyroney just outside Banbridge,  it shows a photo of the beautiful Mourne Mountains and in the foreground you can see why they talk about Ireland and the forty shades of green, the Mourne mountains our a place of natural beauty , the Mourne Wall runs for 22 miles over 15 mountains and last year I  followed this wall over all 15 mountains in 15 hours to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care , so its a special  place,  close to my heart . The Mountains have been there for a long time but this is how they looked on the 18-6-2011. My name is Donal McCullaugh
My name is Liz Russell im 43 years old I think this pic is typical of one summers day in Northern Ireland people like myself getting away from it all, the North coast has scenery to rival any where in the world as this pic looking towards the White Rocks from Dunluce shows.
Taken on IPHONE Cherry Lee
This is a view of the Mourne mountains from Castlewellan. This photo is special because my caravan is near the Mourne mountains and I love looking at them in all seasons but they are especially interesting and special in summer. I think they are beautiful and a wonder of nature and are a magnificent part of Northern Ireland.Chloe Scott
This is Hailie.she came the whole way from Wales with her owner Lucy Jenkins, they attended Shanes castle trials for working dogs...she is busy watching the other gundogs doing a days work !!Chris Passmore
Sam on the left & patrick on the right taking some shade from the sun a few nights ago and just after their walk around the beautiful Inchabbey ruins outside Downpatrick 1 regards Chris Passmore
From: Colin Craig It was by pure luck that I found the subject for this photograph while I was out searching for something to take a picture of.I'd been looking for quad bike racing when I found these guys taking part in what is a very typical summer sport. The photo was taken at Tullylish outside Gilford, Co.Down.
Megan McNeely 5 years
My Dad with my twin sons out on the tractor,I like this pictue as it conveys a sense of family and it is nice to see the interest and love of the land being shared between old and young,It makes children more aware of nature .This picture was taken in Ardboe by Colette Callan
Hi Some photos from Saturday 18 June Islandhill No 1 Just arrived at Islandhill in the afternoon no sign of the usual path out to the island as tide was coming in. Couple and their dog walking the covered path love conquers all. Islandhill No 2 Couple on Islandhill pathway making their way to the nearby island how they were going to get back I didnt know. Very unusual scene. Misty Scrabo Shot taken of Scrabo Tower from Islandhill carpark. The view was just tranquil. Thanks for looking Margaret Cooke
Hi Some photos from Saturday 18 June Islandhill No 1 Just arrived at Islandhill in the afternoon no sign of the usual path out to the island as tide was coming in. Couple and their dog walking the covered path love conquers all. Islandhill No 2 Couple on Islandhill pathway making their way to the nearby island how they were going to get back I didnt know. Very unusual scene. Misty Scrabo Shot taken of Scrabo Tower from Islandhill carpark. The view was just tranquil. Thanks for looking Margaret Cooke
Hi here are some pics-1. 'Draw'in a line in the sand (White Rocks) A picnic and then down to the beach, always special with Katie & Anna.2.'Do something Mutley!' (Barrys)Dick Dastardly upsetting people again! A priceless moment at Barrys, one of our favourite places to visit. Regards,Craig Hutchinson
Hi here are some pics-1. 'Draw'in a line in the sand (White Rocks) A picnic and then down to the beach, always special with Katie & Anna.2.'Do something Mutley!' (Barrys)Dick Dastardly upsetting people again! A priceless moment at Barrys, one of our favourite places to visit. Regards,Craig Hutchinson
Dear Belfast Telegraph, I am e-mailing these photographs on behalf of my mother through my email account. Eileen McDonald
This was taken during a birthday party on the outskirts of Tynan.The day was heavily overcast with occasional showers but that did not dampen the mood,someone decided to slide down the bouncy castle after a particularly heavy shower and the water hose was shortly introduced.The culmination of all this was when the base of the bouncy castle turned to mud, screams and laughter were heard all around.The children were thoroughly soaked but loved every minute of it.Exclamations of "best party ever" when their parents returned to collect them were heard all around.I love this particular frame because it captured the children's love of play that goes hand in hand with the messiness that comes with it.Who needs game consoles when you have a bouncy castle and a water hose in your garden?Northern Ireland is one of the few places where a child can freely run in the garden with their friends or jump in the mud during a birthday party with an adult holding a hose on them. I feel this frame truly embodies the title of this competition.Northern Ireland, where even the rain can't keep a good party down.Bernard KS
i was out walking my dog Tiny in Stormont Estate,on Saturday the 18th June.Photos by Bertie Skillen,Dundonald.
Mrs Betty McNerlin1 Taylor . It's after 10pm and the light is fading a little.  It was so wet that I brought these flowers in from the outside to enjoy their loveliness for just one evening before the rain ruined them.  A guiness for himself and a small glass for myself - peace & quiet, but a very wet Saturday in June again.  No weeding for us today!
All photos taken from the on the N W Coast { Magilligan to Castlerock} To be entered in the adult class. All taken by Brian Gordon
Attached is photo of my dog 'Chester' who enjoys a summers day out in the garden. From Brian Mason
By Brian Mason
By Brian Mason
Waiting on the rain to go over Brigid Black
Caitlin McCann... Me and my family enjoyed playing in the garden with our dog Fifi! It is special because we all enjoy it, and it is good fun for all the family
I think my photograph is special because when the rain falls on Northern Ireland, puddles of all different shapes and sizes gather. These puddles reflect back the beauty of the country for our eyes to see.My photograph is an image of a puddle which has gathered on the trampoline in my garden. You can see the beautiful trees reflecting and being distorted off the water. I feel this give my image a sense of wonder and makes the image more interesting. Name- Liane Kerr
Yacht race at Portstewart - a grey summer day but with a splash of colour Charles Ferguson
This little guy popped his head out the water to say good morning as I walked the shores of the river Bann in Coleraine.Charles Ferguson Coleraine
From: Charlie McAleer Date: 30 June 2011 00:16:55 BDTTo: onesummersday@belfast telegraph.co.ukSubject: A Day In My LifeIt rained most of the day on June 18 2011. I was in Carrickfergus most of the day and ventured out in the evening. The rain eased off and a little blink of evening sun lit the castle and harbour.Charlie McAleer13 AlderparkAntrim BT41 1JU07715775197028 9446 1562loadsakrisma@talktalk.netCategory Adult
Location: Deers Meadow near Spelga Dam in the Mourne Mountains This native wild Orchid brightened the days walk in the beautiful Mournes. Regards,Alastair McLean
Adam Stewar ... What it is: A tree in the Lagan MeadowsWhy i think it is special: I took it very early in the morning so the light is nice
From: Agnes McGuinness .... Raindrops on a green leafPhoto taken at 6.10 pm 18 June 2011, Derry City, Northern Ireland.Samsung EX1For me this picture is special because it shows the rain that is so typical of our weather, and which makes the landscape so green. 
Mr Alastair Bell ... Everyone Else I decided to go to the Lord Mayor's Show on 18th June. There was lots of action and plenty of colourful characters and people having fun on the day. 2 of my photos are of some of the characters helping other people to enjoy the occassion.I also thoght I would look for something different - so I decided to photograph a few people photographing the day - catching the moment
Taken on Saturday 18th June 2011 @11.30 am at Dundrum bay, Co. Down. Allan Mcinnes, Thorsby Alberta Canada/
Attached is a photograph taken on 18th June 2011 to be entered into the adult section. Taken at Ardstraw, around half eight. This photograph is special because of the feeling of hope and opportunity which it inspires. The sunseting is the end of troubles or a day of joy which you can reflect on with a smile. The roaring sky of vast colours inspires you to embrace tomorrow. Amanda Moore
This photo was taken by my son Joel, at the Millenium walk in Cullybackey, near Ballymena. This is a gorgeous walk which takes you along the main river where there is always an abundance of wild life. Joel loves taking photos whilst out and on 18 June he had just gotten out of hospital when he spotted this yellow flag iris. Name: Joel Roxborough
ANNA KRAWCZYK ... Composition of the picture is special, The image shows the city life is special because, as summarized by the ordinaryviewer. Hours of the morning taken...
I am attaching my entry for the competition: One summers Day.I am entering in the adult section.Name: Anne E Gamble
I would like to enter the attached photo, called "80 year's young" taken on June 18th 2011 for your competition, in the adult section.It was taken in the grounds of Belfast Castle on the occasion of my father's brthday. We are a family spread over a few countries (I live in Holland with my family) but all gathered together for this celebration, more joyous for the fact that Dad has been having some health problems recently, which hopefully have been overcome. The castle is special to him and us, not only because it and its grounds are so beautiful, but because of the family events that we have had there starting with his wedding reception, festivities around his 50th wedding anniversary and other sunrdy events such as christenings etc. It is always great to be together as a family and we are grateful for each event that brings us together.With kind regards,A nne Tio-Gillen
A river view at Crawfordsburn Country Park Mrs Audrey Ryan
Picture of 2 seagulls enjoying the peace and quiet at Crawfordsburn. Mrs Audrey Ryan

It's time to get your cameras and mobile phones at the ready for the Belfast Telegraph’s third ‘One Summer’s Day’ photography competition.

Following the huge success of last year’s competition, the Belfast Telegraph and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) have again teamed up to launch the province’s biggest mass participation photographic event.

We’re calling on everyone to pick up a camera on a specific day this summer — Saturday, June 30 — and take a photograph that illustrates what Northern Ireland means to them.

Participants are in with a chance to win a fabulous family hotel or self-catering break in Northern Ireland, courtesy of NITB. The photograph should be sent via email to onesummersday@belfasttelegraph.co.uk with a short note explaining the content of the picture and what makes it so special.

Belfast Telegraph Picture Editor Gerry FitzGerald said he had no idea how widely One Summer’s Day would capture the hearts and imaginations of so many people when it was launched two years ago. He expects this year’s event to be bigger and better than ever.

“The photograph should be of a particular place that means something to you for whatever reason,” he said.

Entries will be split into three categories — one for primary school children, one for secondary school children, and a third category for everyone else. Entrants should mark their age and category when submitting their entry.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve taken the photograph on your mobile phone or an expensive digital camera. This competition is about choosing the right place at the right time and capturing a moment,” added Gerry.

Participants will have the opportunity to have their photograph featured on the Belfast Telegraph website’s picture gallery or on NITB’s website www.discovernorthernireland.com.

The top 100 photographs will also be included in a special commemorative supplement. Closing date for entries is Thursday, July 12, with winners to be announced in September.

Prior to June 30, the Telegraph and NITB are asking readers to tell us where in Northern Ireland you would like to photograph and why.

Send your answer with a photograph of yourself to onesummersday@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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