Himalayan Sunrise – Sigma DP3 Merrill

Trekking in the cold first light of day, deep in the valley’s shadow before the sun has chance to rise above the ring of mountain peaks. Thirty minutes later it makes its entrance! Shooting & Processing Notes Shot using a Sigma DP3 Merrill, handheld @ ISO100,  f13, 1/320 second. Post processing Lightroom and Analog Efex Pro.

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The Classics – Lofoten Post 7

Some Lofoten classics from Moskenesøy island. You could point your camera in every direction, and there’s busloads of photographers who are, and so it’s now time to get off the beaten track …   Shooting Notes  Shots taken with a variety of Sigma cameras, some on a tripod, some not, all ISO100, all post processed in…

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Spurn Point 2015

Inspired by finding the 2011 shot of Spurn Point (the subject of the last post), and realising it had been nearly five (eventful) years since I last visited, on Sunday I plugged the Point’s co-ordinates into the Sat Nav, turned on the engine, and headed due East. Two hours in,  and five minutes before it was deemed too dangerous…

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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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Beautiful Bokeh, Super Sharp – Sony RX1 & Sigma DP3 Merrill

A few days ago I snapped away at the owl using the Sony RX1 and the Sigma DP3. The result, for me, is a great example of the strengths of both cameras. Having to get up close with the RX1 combined with f2.0 equals really shallow DoF,  and I love the the creamy background. The Sigma on the other hand, taken…

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Birdseye View of Bohinj with the Sigma DP3 Merrill

A couple of weeks ago I bought a drone – the latest big thing – at the camera show in Birmingham. A two hour flight and one hour drive to Bohinj, in Slovenia, later I securely attached the Sigma DP3 Merrill to the drone ship,  powered her up, and set her off in the general direction…

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Sunset From Blakey Ridge

Leaving warmth of The Lion Inn the Sun is already kissing the horizon … the village of Rosedale Abbey is a two hour walk on frozen paths … but the moon’s shadow lights our way. I think everyone who visited The Lion Inn took this photo of Farndale from Blakey Ridge. So why not one more? http://www.richardjwalls.com  

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SIgma Merrill DP3 – Whipsnade

Inspired by the work of Nick Brandt I wandered around Whipsnade Zoo (where my partner, little Polly, was a zoo keeper for the day) in a doomed effort to find angles that would transform Bedfordshire into the Masai Mara. The Sigma Merrill is not the fastest camera in the world … luckily the animals were equally lazy … but the detail the…

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Favourite, Secret, Miniature Mountain – Parkhouse Hill

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a mountain as: “a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable”. At only 360m high and prominence of 35m, Parkhouse Hill doesn’t register on the scale … but if we…

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