Saltburn with the Sony RX1R Mark II

A first trip out with the Sony RX1R Mark II to Saltburn on the Cleveland Coast. All shots were hand held except the second, classic, shot of the pier, which was balanced on a railing (my tripod is stowed away ready for our Norway adventures). All have been treated in Lightroom, pulling back highlights and lightening shadows. First impressions are that this is a superb little camera. Saltburn | Sony RX1rII | Saltburn |

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. Spurn Point 2015 | Sigma Quattro DP0 | Two hours in,  and five minutes before it was deemed too dangerous to cross, I was stumbling across the sand, silt and mud of the breach that at hig

Spurn Point 2011

I took this shot of Spurn Point, a 3 mile long strip of land stretching out into the Humber Estuary, back in May 2011 and have studiously ignored it ever since. It was the last shot of the day before I turned to head back to car after a day of shooting the groynes protecting the shoreline. Back then the Point hadn’t been breached but in December 2013 a tidal surge destroyed the road and at high tide the Point is now an island and the   image became part of Spurn’s long histor

North By Northeast with the Sigma Quattro DP0 – 2. Whitby

After spending 2 hours standing in the rain, failing to get any sort of decent Autumn shot in Sneaton Forest, I found myself at Whitby’s East Cliff one hour before sunset, ran down the 199 steps (counting each one of course) and frogmarched myself to the harbour. Forty minutes later I was running back to capture the classic shot from the steps as dusk set in and street lights flickered into life. Another thirty minutes found me balancing the DP3 Merrill in near darkness, hopi

North by North East with Sigma’s DP0 Quattro

River Tees Sunset | Sigma DP0 Quattro | I’ve been lucky enough to have the loan of a Sigma DP0 Quattro over the last couple of weeks. Sadly  a combination of work and poor weather limited the time I was able to dedicate to the camera, and to understanding how to make the most of it’s capabilities. High Force, River Tees | Sigma DP0 Quattro | Nevertheless Staithes, high up on Yorkshire’s East Coast, and Teasdale, just a

Classic Staithes View – Sigma DP1 Merrill

The classic view of Staithes, North Yorkshire, taken in the early evening at hight tide. Staithes | Sigma DP1 Merrill | Shooting Notes Sigma DP1 Merrill, hand held, at 1/100th of second, f7.1, ISO100 #LandscapePhotography #SigmaFoveon #Yorkshire #Coast #SigmaMerrill