Quiet Contemplation

At the head of the Bohinj valley is the Savica waterfall. When we reached it on a late March afternoon it was deserted. Confronted with a locked iron gate blocking the decent to its foot , we took the path of least resistance, climbed around and over the fences, and headed down to the waters edge. I scrambled around, messing with tripods and searching for angles. Sam settled instead for a place for quiet contemplation. The two came together. After 30 minutes we climbed back a


It’s the end of March. Skiers back home in the flat lands; sun seekers remain deep in hibernation. Bars, shops, restaurants are empty. Holiday homes deserted. Tractors outnumber cars. Lake Bohinj’s shoreline is at peace, tranquel, undisturbed; perfect. Lake Bohinj | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com Lake Bohinj | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com Lake Bohinj, | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com Lake Bohinj | Sigma DP3 Merrill | htt

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 of up.  At a height of one thousand metres, avoiding golden eagles and military jets, the crux of the flight, a careful manoeuvre to dock the Sigma with the Mefroto tripod – no point taking a chan

Postcards from Slovenia

I don’t want to denigrate those photographers who make a living taking pictures for the postcard industry, in fact anyone who makes a bean from photography has my upmost respect … Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com … but taking a post card shot, with it’s formulaic sunlit subject under a shiny blue sky, is the antithesis of what I aspire to as a photographer… Lake Bojinh, Slovenia | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com … and y