I’ve photographed two amazing weddings in the past week, the first at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire and the second at Warrington Town Hall.  Both went really well and I can’t wait to to show the bride and grooms their photographs!  I’ll hopefully be posting some of my favourite photographs from these weddings to the blog soon so please watch this space!

Today though, Michelle and I went for a walk around Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire.  The centre is home to over 100 species of rare and endangered ducks, geese, swans, flamingos and otters.  It goes without saying that whilst we wandered around a took a few photographs, some of my favourites are below, hope you like them:-)

All the photographs were taken on my new Nikon D700 DSLR, which I am absolutely loving so far!

Martin Mere Wetland Centre Photographs 01

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Martin Mere Wetland Centre Photographs 05

Martin Mere Wetland Centre Photographs 02

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Photograph of flamingos

Photograph of otters

Martin Mere Wetland Centre Photographs

Photograph of Canadian geese with baby

Martin Mere Wetland Centre Photographs 22

Photograph of flying swans

Photograph of otter

Photograph of Canadian Geese and baby


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  • April 5, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    Pete Welsby - Absolutely gorgeous shots. Very very impressed. What lens were you using? We’ve lived in Liverpool for nearly 20 years and have never yet made it to Martin Mere!

  • April 5, 2010 - 11:01 pm

    Studio2 photography - Neil
    these are stunning Images mate, love the colours and PP, Great work
    i should get out more!!

  • April 6, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    Kris - Nice work Neil, lovely images. Might have to visit there soon.

  • April 6, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Kevin Mullins - What the duck? ;-) Great shots Neil.

  • April 7, 2010 - 10:31 am

    Martin Crombie - You have a talent for wildlife photography Neil nice personal work. D700 wow nice camera.
    Martin

Michelle and I went for a walk around Lyme Park in Cheshire (part of the Peak District National Park) on Sunday.  It’s a beautiful place, in fact I believe the country house there is where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice!

I took my Canon G10 along for the walk and took a couple of photos, including one of Michelle when she wasn’t looking!  The two landscape photographs are each of “The Cage” which at one point was used as a lock-up for prisoners.

I love taking personal photographs with the Canon G10 as I feel it gives me a lot of freedom.  When I using my DSLR I sometime feel as though I need to get a technically correct photograph whereas with Canon G10 I feel as thought it doesn’t matter as much – which is really nice.  These photographs are full of noise but it really doesn’t matter!

My first wedding of 2010 is on Saturday at the Egypt Mill Hotel in Gloucestershire and I can’t wait!!


  • February 16, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Crash Taylor - These are super cool! Thumbs up buddy.

    Are you going to Focus?

  • February 16, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    Liam Crawley - Love the grainy fine art feel to these images neil. Have you used an action on these?

  • February 24, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    Robert Newman - Fantastic images,the grain just adds to the feel. Bet the history of the place is pretty interesting.

  • February 26, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    lisa tatterson - Great piccies, I love lime park, such a lovely place, great to photograph!

  • March 7, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Vanessa Haworth - wow… love these images! have you ever tried this tecnique with wedding photographs? would be fabulous for vintage themed days like ours… maybe something we can discuss when we plan our day? less than 6 months now! very exciting!

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