The Herald is currently on hold and will be updated in late February – please come back at the beginning of March.

The January theme is the Christmas season

Thanks to everyone who contributed. While you wait for the Gallery to load, here’s a Beautiful Rhoscolyn picture from Susan Hanbury, taken on Christmas Eve. We were truly blessed with glorious weather on Christmas Day, and off and on throughout the festive season (combined with gales and torrential rain!):

Like us, Leslie Duncan had lovely Christmas weather in Ibiza. Here is her picture taken pre-dawn on Christmas day looking across to Mallorca:

And in stark contrast, Gerrit gave us this photo of a bull dressed up as a pantomime dame which he spotted at the German Christmas market in Birmingham!

Now for the Gallery:

The next theme, to cheer us up in sometime gloomy February, is Fun & Frivolity – whatever your imagination can come up with. Please save your pictures as Jpgs (see how below if you don’t know how) and send to us using this link: click here marking your email “February Frivolity Gallery.” (See the contact page if the link doesn’t work for you)

Saving as Jpgs:

You should be able to do this as you save your photographs from your camera to your computer photograph files.  But if not, there are several free on line programmes that can do it for you.  Or you can use a very useful (free) programme called Gimp.  And another, called Paint, can do all sorts of other useful things with your pictures, like adapting the colour, shape, size.

What we cannot use is photographs that are embedded in the body copy of your email which often happens when you send straight from a mobile phone’s camera.  They must be jpg attachments.

Naming your photographs:

Please do this – it really is easy and is extremely helpful to me as the last thing I want to do is credit someone else with your pictures!  When you have your jpg ready, before you pick it up to send, right click on it and you should find an option to “rename” – type over what is there with your name and picture subject.