WHAT has lockdown meant to you?

That was the question we put to our Camera Club members, asking if they had a picture to help illustrate their answer.

To escape the rigours and challenges of everyday life, we wondered if there was a place, walk or view that meant something special.

Alternatively, pictures may have related to a certain hobby or past-time that has given comfort in recent weeks and months.

As you can see from these striking and varied images, we had some great responses.

Many of us have clearly found solace in the countryside walks on our doorstep, enjoying the great outdoors and getting to grips with nature.

Paul Mynors shared some beautiful pictures from his strolls at the Naze, Wendy Hayes has enjoyed exploring Little Clacton and Michael Bryant has enjoyed quiet walks along the stunning beaches at Holland-on-Sea.

Others have found comfort in their hobbies.

Sharon Raubach-Shrimpton, for example, has got a real 'buzz' from spending lockdown with her bees.

"I have 11 hives and kept myself busy harvesting the honey and making up Christmas gift hampers," she said.

Maureen Jackson was another to use her hobby to spread happiness.

Using her creative talents, she made items including anniversary cards, baskets and boxes.

"Along with photography, this keeps me sane," she said.