I can't believe this is the first blog of the year - My back is hurting so much that I rarely go out with my camera, although it is the processing that hurts, not the walking around. Still had a trip to Wigan and my aunt bullied me into taking these. I have processed them very fast as I am sitting on a big bouncy ball with lots of diclofenic inside me.... This wonderful place is of course the incomparable Martin Mere - there don't seem to be as many swans this year, and as ever the light was not good - what am I talking about?? The light was lovely - it was the photographer what was pants!!!!