Southwold, Bungay and Felixstowe feature in our Suffolk iWitness summer challenge

Winner: Baby ducklings in Bungay. Picture: FRANCES CRICKMORE

Winner: Baby ducklings in Bungay. Picture: FRANCES CRICKMORE - Credit: Frances Crickmore

After weeks of glorious sunshine and warmer temperatures we challenged our Suffolk iWitness members to shoot their best summer pictures - but it seems we may have jinxed the weather.

Felixstowe beach. Picture: STEVE COATES

Felixstowe beach. Picture: STEVE COATES - Credit: Steve Coates

The British summertime is well known for its not-too-infrequent rain showers and this week has just proved it, but that didn’t stop our members from sending in their summer pictures.

Summer showers not stopping the birds. Picture: PAMELA BIDWELL

Summer showers not stopping the birds. Picture: PAMELA BIDWELL - Credit: Pamela Bidwell

While it hasn’t been as hot as recent weeks, our members were still able to capture the sun shining down on Felixstowe beach, Southwold’s lighthouse and bright and vibrant poppies in a field, all of which encompassed summertime perfectly.

Southwold on a hot sunny day. Picture: JANICE POULSON

Southwold on a hot sunny day. Picture: JANICE POULSON - Credit: Janice Poulson

This week’s challenge brought in a variety of different shots, with the winning photograph coming from Frances Crickmore, who submitted a picture of ducklings swimming among bright yellow leaves.

Football on the beach at Lido in the Laguna Veneta. Picture: DAVID LAMMING

Football on the beach at Lido in the Laguna Veneta. Picture: DAVID LAMMING - Credit: David Lamming

Next week’s Suffolk iWitness weekly challenge is Fantasy. This one is very much open to interpretation. It could be of dream locations you would like to live or something that looks like it was out of a fairy tale.

Poppy's on the edge of the field. Picture: JULIE KEMP

Poppy's on the edge of the field. Picture: JULIE KEMP - Credit: Julie Kemp

It really is one to challenge the creativity of our members.

Squirrel climbing around. Picture: GRAHAM BRACE

Squirrel climbing around. Picture: GRAHAM BRACE - Credit: Graham Brace

To take part, become a Suffolk iWitness member - and you could see you pictures online or in one of our newspapers.