TALENTED photographers from across Lancashire have been busy taking creative snaps all year long and the best of their work is now on show in South Ribble.

This month, South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre in Church Road, Leyland, is hosting the 21st Leyland Invitation Photographic Exhibition.

Showcasing a wide range of images, the display is organised by Leyland Photography Society volunteers, who invited members of seven other societies to contribute pictures.

More than 80 photographers submitted a total of more than 200 entries and the best ones feature in the exhibition, which was officially opened by the Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor Linda Woollard.

Councillor Woollard said: “I was extremely impressed with not only the high quality of the photographs, but also the wide range of subjects they cover, from wildlife to sport and everything in between.

“We are very fortunate to have such an interesting exhibition in South Ribble and I would encourage people to come and see it for themselves over the next few weeks.”

The participating groups are: Accrington Camera Club, Blackburn and District Camera Club, Chorley Photographic Society, Darwen Camera Club, Leyland Photographic Society, Ribblesdale and District Camera Club, Southport Photographic Society and Wigan Photographic Society.

Prizes were awarded for the best three entries chosen by a mystery judge and Councillor Woollard presented the winners with their certificates at the official opening.

Ian Mister, of Wigan Photographic Society, came out won the top prize for The Cheesepress and won prizes provided by the exhibition’s sponsor, Wilkinson Cameras. Clare Drew, of Ribblesdale and District Camera Club, won both the second and third prizes for her entries, Wildman and Blue Pas De Deux.

The exhibition runs until and including December 23 and is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm, Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.