An Evening Out with the Sigma Merrill – Leeds RERF Part 5

With the nights growing lighter and the RERF inner workings quickly being clad in wood and plastic, it was time take time out and capture it glowing the in the twilight, lit by street lamps and internal lights. I’d not used the Merrill’s before for night time shooting so was interested in their capability, and in general…

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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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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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Travels with the Sigma Merrill – Leeds RERF Revisited

In November, when trying out the Sigma DP1 Quattro, I headed to the construction site of Leeds new recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF) (original post @ https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/sigma-quattro-dp1-comparison-1-the-rerf-cross-green-leeds/). Back in Leeds for Christmas Eve shopping I revisited the site to see how the construction was progressing armed with the Sigma DP1 and DP3. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not…

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It’s Grim Up North – Exhibit E

It’s Grim Up North … so politicians and journalists say … everyone’s pockets are empty … no presents on  Christmas day. Don’t tell them we still have Christmas in the North. They’ll all want a Yorkshire pudding! http://www.richardjwalls.com

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Sigma DP1 Quattro Comparison – 4 – Victoria & Hunslet Mills

Victoria & Hunslet Mills have laid unused since the late sixties / early seventies, a poignant reminder of the inevitability of the 2nd law of thermodynamics, but luckily an interesting subject at which to point the Sigma DP1 Quattro This shot was taken by pushing the lens through the metal fence that surrounds the site. Very little…

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It’s Grim Up North – Exhibit D

It’s Grim Up North … the politicians and papers say … all urban degeneration … t’place is falling into decay Don’t tell them there’s urban re-generation up North, they’ll all want to come! … mind you there’s still some work to be done! Does just a 30 minute walk of 1.5 miles really seperate Recreation Avenue from Clarence Dock?…

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Sigma DP1 Quattro – Comparison 1 – The RERF, Cross Green, Leeds

The new recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF) under construction at Cross Green, Leeds, has the largest timber frame (@42 metres) of its type in the UK. It seemed like a good place to try out some first shots with the recently arrived Sigma DP1 Quattro so I headed over. It was a dull day and…

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Sony RX1 – Test Shots in Leeds

More Sony RX1 shots, taken in Leeds, and nearly getting run over on more than one occasion! The pictures are low resolution jpegs, originally taken in RAW and post-processed using Lightroom.The following shot was taken though a dirty window into a “to let”, naturally lit building. Lightroom brought out the shadows and recovered the highlights.In…

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