The NEC Photography Show – One Year On

With the 2015 Photography Show just around the corner it’s time for a quick retrospective. This time last year I’d Ebayed my D800 and collection of heavy Nikon glass I’d built up over the years. Photography had ceased to be fun; the lenses were too heavy to drag around; the high resolution sensor was, in my hands, over sensitive to…

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Travels with the Sony RX1 – Grindelwald One Year On

It’s been exactly one year since our trip to Grindelwald. Time then to marvel once more at the sheer beauty of this Swiss valley and the mountains that tower above it. Grindelwald | Sony RX1 | http://www.richardjwalls.com http://www.richardjwalls.com

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Travels with the Sigma Merrill – Leeds RERF Part 4

The RERF, in Leeds, continues to take shape, and continues to be a great subject at which to point the DP3 Merrill. I’m not sure the clever chaps at Foveon and Sigma would have listed industrial landscapes on their design specification for the Merrill sensor but I’m hard pressed to think of a better subject…

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York Waterfront Winter’s Evening – Sigma Merrill DP3

Three standard shots of York waterfront … modern, ancient and something in between … all now deserted … it was cold! The panoramic above is stitched from four shots. All shots taken at ISO100 and with the obligatory tripod. http://www.richardjwalls.com

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Favourite, Secret, Miniature Mountain Alpine Style – Parkhouse Hill

Tweets of snowfalls in Buxton … rumour of Snake Pass closure … point the car due South and head for my favourite, secret, miniature mountain, Parkhouse Hill. The first time I pointed a camera at The Hill I knew that with the first hint of snow I’d be heading back. Driving over the peaks snowdrifts pushed against farmsteads and field barns;…

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Travels for the Sigma Merrill – Peak District Lime Works

For the record I’ve no real interest whatsoever in lime, or for that matter lime works, as long as they don’t eat up too much of the Peak District countryside … but the lime works down the lane from Parkhouse Hill looked like an interesting subject to point the Sigma DP3 Merrill at. And here’s the…

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Travels with the Sigma Merrill – Leeds RERF Part 3

Ok, so now it’s becoming a worrying obsession. The RERF continues to take shape, and as I drive to the climbing wall, and look across the city towards East Leeds, I find myself compelled to extend my journey and record the construction. There’s something just a little bit fascinating about the mash up of materials – wood, metal,…

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