SNAP-HAPPY Chris Eaves captured a series of stunning harbourside images on her way to and from work in Weymouth town centre.

The award-winning amateur photographer is celebrating three of her shots being showcased in the Dorset Echo’s annual photographic book.

Dorset: A Photographic Journey in an Olympic Year, not only has the usual impressive land and seascapes but also a special section of images from this summer’s London 2012 sailing events.

Mrs Eaves, of Lanehouse, said Moonlight Over Weymouth Harbour was taken on a February evening on her way home from work, while ‘Going Fishing’ was taken on her way to the office.

The 60-year-old, who works in human resources at Marks & Spencer and also teaches swimming to adults at Weymouth Swimming Pool, said: “The one good thing about the darker mornings is that I don’t have to get up at a really silly time to catch the vivid colours of sunrise.

“What I like about this image is not only the colours and silhouettes, but the sense of purpose and determination as the two boats in the image sail out of the harbour for a day’s fishing.”

Her third shot of the Esplanade reflected in the shallows, was taken during a lunch break in February.

Mrs Eaves moved to the area with her family, from the Midlands, when she was 10. She enjoys painting and has work sold in local galleries, and she has won several competitions for her photographs including the prize of a camera, which spurred her on even more.

She added: “Weymouth is a fantastic place to photograph.”

Dorset: A Photographic Journey in an Olympic Year costs £14.95 and is available from the Dorset Echo offices on the Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth and in Antelope Walk, Dorchester and the Bridport News office in East Street.