Flying High in a Tiger Moth

“Up, down, flying around, looping the loop and defying the ground” I can’t remember the first time I saw Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, but whenever it was it left me with a lasting love of old aeroplanes. Yesterday Polly and I got to fly one, a 75 year old de Havilland Tiger Moth with…

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Emley Moor Sunset – Sigma DP3 Merrill

When I see Emley Moor Mast, I know I’m nearly home. At 330 metres tall it’s taller than London’s Shard; sitting on top of the Moor it’s even higher. On a night like to tonight, much more spectacular. http://www.richardjwalls.com

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Open Door on a Dark Night

An open door on a dark night; a portal to a different world. I just loved the way the opened double doors of the villa framed elements of the room inside, creating a picture all of its own. Shooting Notes Top. Sigma DP1 Merrill for 8 seconds, ISO 100 at f11. Post processed in SPP and Lightroom.…

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Andalusian Light Show

Last night Andalusia provided a spectacular send off to our week in the Sun, lighting up the vineyard and the distant mountains beyond. Shooting Notes I’ve not taken lighting strikes before and this seemed too good an opportunity to miss, so we stood out in the rain at 1am and continuously pressed the shutter hoping to…

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Puente Nuevo, Ronda – Sigma DP1 Merrill

The Puente Nuevo, Ronda. A classic scene, photographed countless time, but still the view that drew us to Andalusia and to Ronda itself this year. In the camera bag for the trip was a DP1 and DP3 Merrill, plus the Sony RX1. The DP1 Merrill has turned out to be the camera of choice. Its 28mm lens…

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Sierra de Grazalema – Sigma DP1 Merrill

Goat herds aren’t a natural sight where I live in Yorkshire. Here they abound. http://www.richardjwalls.com

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Sierra de Grazalema Pass – Sigma DP1 Merrill

Feel the flow of the road as you head over the pass, but watch out for oncoming lorries! The Sigma DP1 Merrill is really a joy to use in Andalusian light. No tripod needed, just point at the scenery, use the histogram to protect the highlights, and it’s in the bag. In the murk of the UK…

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Sierra de Grazalema – Sigma DP1 Merrill

Following Polly’s navigation we took a long-cut through the Sierra de Grazalema on our journey to Zaraha. Round a corner and wow! Does it get any better than this! http://www.richardjwalls.com

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