A Photographer’s Ramblings: An Autumn Wedding Story

There’s no such thing as an average wedding, they are all different, but my wedding blessing booking last week was more different than most and had a really lovely story behind it… I was more than a little surprised when I … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: ‘Light Up Lancaster’ Festival

I’ve picked several of my favourite and most photogenic highlights (excuse the pun) from this weekend’s popular ‘Light Up Lancaster‘ festival. I started with trying to capture a nice angle on the curious multi-sensory music making installation, as it describes … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Crook O’ Lune Autumn Spectacular

Lancaster’s Crook O’ Lune is a beautiful place at any time of year, but I caught it today peaking with it’s Autumn display of colour. It’s something really satisfying when a photo you’ve taken spends no more than a minute or … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Blackpool’s Bright Lights

With Hallowe’en and the ‘Light Up Lancaster‘ festival almost upon us, I took a spooky look at Blackpool’s famous Illuminations. My first shot and a touch of fun, is a selfie with a difference. If you’re not sure how to … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Plover Scar Lighthouse

On a recent ramble stumbled across the works currently going on to repair Plover Scar Lighthouse at the mouth of the River Lune near Heysham. The 19th Century lighthouse was damaged earlier this year when it was hit by a ship … Continue reading

Blackpool’s Big Wedding Fayre This Sunday!

My biggest wedding fayre of the year is at Blackpool’s Norbreck Castle Hotel THIS SUNDAY (16th) 12 till 3. Three big rooms and dozens of wedding suppliers on show, as well as a catwalk. Everything you could need to organise … Continue reading

Wedding Fayre Season… Coming To A Wedding Venue Near You!

The next wedding fayre you’ll find me at is THIS SUNDAY 9th October at Holiday Inn  Lancaster. I will also be at next Sunday’s big wedding event at Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool (12-3). If you’re thinking of booking then I will … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Ayrshire Coast

Being my birthplace, I have a very soft spot for Ayrshire. I’m just back from a nostalgic weekend trip and break from recent wedding and commercial photography work down in Lancashire. You don’t have to venture far across the border … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Brougham Castle

Regular readers of my blogs will know that there’s nothing I enjoy more than visiting castle ruins with my camera. Brougham Castle on the edge of the lovely old Cumbrian town of Penrith was a new one for me. Mid … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Scout Scar

There are few more stunning views to be enjoyed in the southern Lake District than that on Scout Scar, a dramatic limestone escarpment, just west of Kendal.  My first photo is more about the viewpoint than the view. I like … Continue reading

Steve Pendrill Photography

As important as being able to produce the high quality and imaginative images that the customer wants, is having the right personality and attitude behind the camera. Great photography only happens if subjects are relaxed with a photographer who is … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Nottingham

On the second of my ‘see how far you can get for a tenner by train from Skipton’ days out, I made it to Nottingham. To record my day for posterity, I look for one or two landmarks and then … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Lincoln

My mission today was to see how far I could get on a tenner with a Norther Rail day ranger ticket. I started at Skipton… My snapping started before my journey when I was inspired by the lovely sweep of … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: From Blackpool To Isle Of Man

I am delighted that the once lovely little (and surprisingly busy) airport at Blackpool recently awoke to daily flights again (to Isle Of Man and Belfast). Discovering that the terminal building is portakabin and facilities are minimal, is initially a … Continue reading

New Wedding Packages!

Just revised my wedding photography packages; now simpler and better value than ever!

A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Canal Stroll

A lovely day, an attractive stretch of canal and a sharp eye, are good ingredients for a fruitful and satisfying stroll with your camera. A still day and a nice sky makes for an attractive scene. The two trees reflect … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Spring Stroll

Little could be nicer than to be out and about with your camera (or even just your eyes) on a spring countryside stroll. And what spring is complete without a cute lamb photo or two?… Several quick tips for that … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Following The River Lune & Lancaster Canal

With so much horrible wet weather around lately, let’s celebrate a recent rare clear sunny day and how I made good use of it… I set off on foot from my Lancaster home and walked along the southern bank of … Continue reading

The Month Of Romance Is Here!

 

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Brough Castle

Castle ruins are great places to explore with your camera and I’m sure I could include many articles on the subject. A new one for me to check out was Brough Castle in Cumbria. It’s easily spotted near the junction … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Martin Mere

By no means am I a knowledgeable ornithologist, nor am I an accomplished photographer of wildlife, so my visit to Martin Mere bird reserve  in Lancashire was purely as an ‘interested outsider’ and someone who appreciates the beauty of our … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Year: Review Of 2015 (Part 2)

JULY  and a photographer’s challenge to get some new website images for a local firm, which involved carefully arranging some heavy machinery and shouting instructions from a cherry picker. The result was a smart photo the company were delighted with. … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Year: Review Of 2015 (Part 1)

What an extraordinary year 2015 has been. I hope you will enjoy my first look back over some of the more exciting, unusual and challenging photography encounters I have had; starting with the first half of the year… JANUARY   … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Grange Lido

Grange-over-Sands on the Morecambe Bay coast is always a pleasant town to visit. If you wander along the picturesque Promenade you will come across the remains of what was the Lido. It opened in the 1930s and closed it’s doors in … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Autumn Light & Colour

Before the best of the autumn colours are blown and washed away in the unsettled weather, I set off to grab a few more pictures yesterday of what the season has to offer… The bright colours contrasting with the dark … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Blackpool Illuminations

Living so close to Blackpool, it’s surprising that I so often miss the annual Illuminations. So I set off to capture a few shots there before the season ends and the resort goes into ‘hibernation’… Getting some great shots of … Continue reading

A Photographers Ramblings: Autumn In Levens Hall Park

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to be out and about with your camera. A stroll through Levens Hall Park in the southwestern corner of Cumbria is a favourite of mine, especially in autumn. The hall and gardens are … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Morecambe Vintage Festival

Morecambe’s Vintage Festival has a growing reputation as an event worth going to judging by the numbers today. With most of the attractions in and around the famous Art Deco Midland Hotel, it isn’t surprising that it featured in many … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Singapore Part II

Welcome to the second installment of my Singapore blog…. Few cities could have more contrasts than Singapore. A large part of it is classed as ‘Chinatown‘, from the hustle and bustle of crowded street markets to everything Chinese, it’s hard … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Singapore (Part I)

It’s several months since I returned from my week’s holiday in Singapore and at last I have time to share a few of my snaps with you… I love taking photos from the plane, which I liken to a visual … Continue reading

Paul McCartney At Liverpool

Taking good photos at a big concert venue is always a challenge, not least when carrying in a ‘professional camera’ in with you is strictly forbidden and when you’re a very long way from the stage!… Last week I put … Continue reading

Three Queens At Liverpool

Making history, Cunard’s three queens, giant liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria called at Liverpool today as part of the company’s 175th anniversary celebrations. First in the convoy up the Mersey was Queen Elizabeth. Picking a good viewing … Continue reading

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