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Star Witness celebrates our beautiful region - in pictures

What a talented bunch you are! We knew the West Midlands was full of great, creative photographers but we’ve been amazed at the quality of the pictures you’ve sent to Star Witness over the past year.

Barr Beacon reserve, by Andrew May

We launched Star Witness on the Express & Star’s Instagram page in February as a way to showcase our readers’ photos – and you’ve done yourselves proud.

You’ve been grabbing your cameras and mobile phones and sending us your amazing photos.

More of your photos:

Black Country Museum by Sally Shillingford
Bumble Hole Local Nature Reserve, by Greg Thompson
Towers at Ironbridge, Jay Mason-Burns
Lichfield, by Manuel Perez Galavis
Paul Smith snapped this autumnal scene in Stourton, Staffordshire
A drone shot taken over Stourport-on-Severn showing the canal and fairground by Paul Turner @tattoedbilly

They range from autumnal canal scenes to dramatic drone shots and atmospheric street scenes.

Around 7,300 have followed the Star Witness picture gallery on our Instagram page since it was launched and more than 260 of your pictures are now available to view.

The gallery offers a snapshot of our region as it moves from the seasons – from the frosts of winter to the sweltering heat of our best days of summer.

It documents big events and beautiful landscapes. But it also captures some of the hidden gems that can be found in our towns and cities.

It is simple to take part in Star Witness:

Upload your image on Instagram using the hashtag #expressandstar and it has a good chance of being included on the gallery. And follow the Express & Star on Instagram to keep an eye on the ever-growing gallery of landscapes and people that make the West Midlands special.