A friend of mine who is a shooting instructor recently invited me out for a day’s fishing on a boat with legendary fisherman Roger Wyndham Barnes on the River Thames in Marlow. Those that know me will say, ‘Mark, on a boat?!’ I don’t have the best sea legs in the world but this isn’t the sea so who was I to say ‘No’ to my friend. I’m not much of a fisherman myself but having grown up in Cornwall I have spent a fair few afternoons sea fishing off the rocks and piers with my mates so I was intrigued to go fishing for Pike in one of the most famous rivers of them all.
Our day started at around 8am when I was kindly invited for a full English at the Compleat Angler in Marlow, a venue I have shot many weddings at in the past but I never imagined I would be fishing one day in that stretch of the Thames seeing the hotel from a totally different angle and not a glass of champagne in sight! After our delightful breakfast we met Roger in his boat aptly named the Compleat Angler on the river bank. We stayed within sight of the Compleat Angler hotel for the day fishing in the weir pools mainly for the famous Thames Pike. It was not long before we got our first Pike which must have been the largest for the day at around 12lb. Well, with a mixture of expert knowledge from Roger Wyndham Barnes along with some good banter and plenty to eat the three men in a boat had a jolly good day on the Thames catching four Pike by the end of the day, and a few that put up a good fight and got away!
To find out more about Roger Wyndham Barnes please click here for his website or contact the Compleat Angler Hotel for more information or to book your breakfast beforehand!
Here are a few of my favourite images from the day. Oh and my dodgy sea legs? I was fine! 😮
I am thrilled to have been asked to be the Official Photographer for The Prince’s Countryside Fund after doing some work for them earlier this year. I will now be photographing the projects they have funded all over the UK and look forward to a long and successful working relationship with them.
I look forward to starting on the projects very soon so please keep a look out on The Sporting Picture as well as http://www.marklordphotography.me for projects I have worked on.
To find out more about The Prince’s Countryside Fund and the worthwhile projects they have helped please click here.
The pictures from the Tittershall shoot are now available to view or purchase online. Please go to my Photobox gallery by clicking here and enter the password tittershallshootcw. The gallery is password protected so it can only be shared with Sporting Picture viewers.
To the guns who attended the shoot I will be designing an album for Charles soon and will post a preview of the album online. Should you require a copy them please email me or return the form I gave to you.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me.
20th September 2012
Here is the proof of the album I have designed for my client. To all the guns identical copies are available for just £150 + £6.95 p+p. Please let me know as soon as possible if you wish to order one. Thank you.
On Wednesday I was at my first shoot of the season, a partridge day at the fantastic Tittershall shoot in Buckinghamshire. It really was a great day with a lovely bunch of people and fabulous hospitality from the team at Tittershall. Find out more about Tittershall by clicking here.
In the meantime here are some of my favourite images from the day. I will be putting the rest onto a Photobox gallery overnight so keep checking back.
Please note these images are digitally watermarked and trackable and should not be saved to phones or computers. Thank you for respecting my professional copyright rights.
After an amazing day the the wonderful Henley Show with so much to see and photograph I needed a good rest yesterday! I am now busy working on the images which I hope to have online within the week. Please keep checking back, In the meantime here are a few pictures to give you a flavour of the day…..