Having made light work of the recent bridges theme, our members of the Leader Camera Club were set the topic of 'stairs and steps'.

And they rose (pun intended) to the challenge.

There are steps embraced by nature and architectural stairways, in all manner of sizes.

Here are just a small amount of the creative images posted to the friendly group, made up of professionals and amateur photographers.

To see more of our members' challenge shots, or the variety of other images shared daily, or to join, visit the Leader Camera Club Facebook group.

Photos can also be sent to claire.pierce@newsquest.co.uk

We print daily pages in the Leader featuring members' work, with regular online galleries - see our most recent here.

And there are plenty of chances for a bit of extra creativity with our regular topic challenges, which have included colour - yellow and green - monochrome, and action.

Or maybe natural events such as the Snow Moon earlier this year and the spectacular frozen wonderland.