THE Standard’s camera club members have been catching a splash of colour during the cold winter months.

Despite chilly and blustery weather, photography bugs managed to take snaps of twinkling Christmas lights, colourful boats and even a rainbow.

Maldon’s Promenade Park proved once again to be a favourite spot to get a wide range of scenes, but other members ventured to Heybridge and Danbury as well.

These photos were taken by members of the Standard’s Mid Essex Camera Club, where budding amateur photographers can share their pictures online and in print.

For information, and to see more photographs, search for Mid Essex Camera Club on Facebook.