Putting in the Miles

Over the last few weeks and months I’ve been putting in the miles in the Great British Northern countryside, in preparation for next month’s Everest Base Camp trek, accompanied by Polly, my kids Sam & Harry, my old friend Brad, and of course Morgan the dog. Though the primary purpose was fitness and weight loss, I…

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A Final Camping Trip

I hate camping! In fact I detest it! Why anyone would want to camp in the UK is absolutely beyond me. When I was young and naive, I may have been duped by the adventure of it all, but I’m older now, and wiser, the victim of multiple, miserable, camping trips that have invariability involved: rain, midges, mud, showers…

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Newlands Valley From Catbells

Today’s view from the path to Catbells down into the Newlands Valley. The wind was gusting and the path icy; without crampons we turned back and headed to the warmth of the pub. The trip was part of our testing the winter gear for our up an coming adventure to the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, just…

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On The Edge with the Sigma Merrill

Striding Edge, perhaps not the worlds most perilous knife edge ridge, but I really don’t like the exposure of ridges, and with an attempt on Crib Goch muted, I had to get my head straight. The first time I walked it I was in my teens on a busy summer day.  Even then, as I watched…

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Lakeland Giants

Drive to the top of Hardknott Pass. Park up. Climb 15 minutes up Hardknott. It’s a bit of a cheat, but the reward is one of the best views in the UK. Shooting notes Taken with Sony RX1, hand held, wide open. Post processed and de-saturated in Lightroom. http://www.richardjwalls.com

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Different Cameras, Different Looks

Different camera’s, different looks. The images below of the waterfall at Boot in Eskdale are captured by the Merrill DP3, DP1 and Sony RX1 respectively. The difference of look of the Foveon sensor, compared to the Bayer sensor of the Sony, is pretty clear.  In a world of Bayer sensors the Foveon offers something unique; IMHO capturing a…

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Dull Day in Eskdale

Even the dullest day, in mid-winter, you can still find beauty in Eskdale … but tomorrow’s going to be a stunner! It was good to be in the Dale, but even better to be back in front of the fire at the Boot Inn! http://www.richardjwalls.com

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Stepping Stones, Boot, Cumbria

Bridge or stepping stones? stepping stones every time! To reach Stanley Force you have to cross the River Esk,  Head upstream 200 yards to cross the bridge or across the stepping stones. There’s really no choice. http://www.richardjwalls.com

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