Game Shooting Photography Oxfordshire

Getting together for a game shoot this season with your family and friends and wish to have it recorded. Please visit my main game shooting photography website http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk to see what I can offer.0158SGS-ML-IMG_3677_158

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Last day of the season tomorrow – see if you can go out on a high! #FieldSports

Tomorrow is the last day of the shooting season so I hope you all have a fabulous day. I’ve been out today with the gun and left the camera behind and we all had a great day in the Oxfordshire countryside. Thankfully we finished just in time before the bad weather came in and we were all tucked up in the local pub with ham, egg and chips!

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Here is a shot all of my Twitter followers will have seen that I took earlier this month. It was from another lovely Oxfordshire shoot I photographed, we had just had a shower and then on the last drive the rainbow appeared.

It is a fabulous experience being out in the great outdoors and I love it whether I have my camera, a gun and even my flag in hand. Roll on the 1st September 2014!

Have a great year everyone, those that don’t follow me on Twitter may wish to as it’s a bit more active then my blog! @thesportingpic

Also, my new website is online for those of you that have not had a chance to look at it http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk

Stay safe!

 

 

The Field Magazine Cover and New Website!

Those of you that do not follow me on Twitter or Facebook you will be left in the dark so here is the news!

I am delighted and proud to say I have the front cover of The Field Magazine this month for their partridge issue! The picture was taken on the West Wycombe Estate two seasons ago.

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Also my new ‘The Sporting Picture’ website has just been launched today. Please click here to see it. My Sporting Picture blog (which you are reading now) will continue to run alongside my website.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last few years in making my countryside and country sports photography possible.

Have a great shooting season!

 

 

European side by side championships hosted by @EJChurchill – Images now online!

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Today I photographed the European side by side championships at EJ Churchill sponsored by Hunter and Eley Hawk.  I decided to stay on the pool shoot as the light was good and I could photograph without any obstacles between me and those shooting (whilst also being safe!). The grouse butts were a great location for the 7 various traps making up the 20 bird competition. I had the pleasure of photographing people shooting some beautiful 100+ year old English side by side shotguns and as it was the CPSA registered shoot at EJ Churchill there were several people shooting over and under shotguns on the pool shoot too.

To see the images please go to the client area of my main website by following this link http://www.marklordphotography-clientarea.com or click HERE

You wil see the gallery there entitled ‘European Side By Side Championships, EJ Churchill’

The access code to the gallery is EJC04072013SBS

Prints start at just £10 and I have an early bird discount of 10% off any orders over £25 placed before the 5th August 2013.

Thank you and enjoy the images!

90 year old Roy and Chums….. @EJChurchill

Those regular followers of my blog will know I photographed Roy Malpas and his friends at EJ Churchill shooting ground earlier this week. Roy was celebrating his 90th birthday and is proud to shoot at EJ Churchill every week with his friends. A leisurely 50 bird English Sporting with a cup of tea before and after is a great way to spend the afternoon with some friendly banter thrown in along the way.

Here are a few more pictures from the afternoon I promised I would post on my blog.

Congratulations Roy, I only hope I have your energy and enthusiasm for life when I’m your age.

Could this be the oldest hot shot in the UK?

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Roy Malpas at EJ Churchill shooting ground. Roy is a much loved regular client and comes in with his crew every week for 50 bird sporting round come rain or shine. Not only is Roy a pretty hot shot but he has also just celebrated his 90th Birthday.

As fit as a fiddle he will put some of us younger ones to shame. Having shot his first gun in 1941 Roy has a wealth of knowledge of guns and as it happens Photography and Cinematography, so you could say we got on like a house on fire. I only hope I have his energy and zest for life when I am his age….

I just wanted to post a quick portrait of him for his family and friends to see. I will post a few more on here in the future.

In the meantime is Roy the oldest clay shooter in the UK?

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Roy Malpas – 90 years and 1 day old

The BDCI charity clay shoot pictures are now online!

The images from yesterdays BDCI Charity Clay Shoot are now online.

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Please go to my gallery page by clicking here. You will see the BDCI gallery with the Land Rover badge and the access code is the hosts christian name followed by 20052013 without any spaces. Any problems please email me thesportingpicture@gmail.com

Thank you.