Leeds Artsmix Diary – Fudge & Near Misses

All Fudged Out It was a beautiful sunny day at Saturday’s Leeds Artsmix Market. Hope’s were high with a position next to the fudge stall guaranteeing a constant stream of traffic, and sure enough fudge of every possible flavour was soon being devoured by the hungry and happy Leodises. Anthony talks fudge & art But as the morning wore on, and the crowds at the award winning fudge stall grew, at our photography stall just an inch away, all was silent, not one sale, not even a h

Leeds Dock with the RX1Rii

Waking up at 5am to a promising sunrise, I finally got my act together and headed into work to take some images of Leeds Dock and Sky’s Shiny New Technology Campus. The sunrise didn’t quite materialise but the quality of the early morning light combined with the stillness of the water made the early start worthwhile, whilst the results provided enough material to go completely over the top with Nik Efex Pro. Click on the images for full size views, and expand to get the full

Lofoten Sunrise – Lofoten Post 6

This morning’s sunrise at 7:30am, looking towards the Norwegian mainland. There’s little in the way of post processing; this is how it looked! Shooting Notes Shot using the Sigma SD1 Merrill @ ISO100, for half a second on f11. #LandscapePhotography #LofotenIslands #SigmaSD1Merrill #Photography #Uncategorized #SigmaFoveon #Norway #Travel

Lofoten – Post 1, 4 Days & Counting

After six months of anticipation it’s now just four days and counting before we begin our journey to the Lofoten Islands; bags are packed, final purchases made, last minute preparations underway. Our journey takes us by air from Manchester to Bergen, where we catch the MS Lofoten to head North, hugging the Norwegian coastline for three days and nights until we reach Bodo. There we say goodbye to the boat and make the short hop by air to Leknes, an hour’s drive from our base a

Lochen na h-achlaise

Lochan-na-h-achlaise, Scotland Rifling through past images to print for our last Leeds Artsmix market before Christmas I came across two photos of Lochan na h-Achliase, taken over five years ago with my trusty Nikon D700. I must have shot them to stitch together into a panoramic, but it’s taken me until now get around to it. Still, better late than never! I loved one of images in its own right, and it was the subject of my 2nd ever wordpress post in 2013 (https://richardjwall

Profitis Ilias, Santorini

Two nights before we’d walked to the top of Profitis Ilias to watch the Sunset. In this panoramic, taken from Ancient Thera, it dominates the Island, the monastery balancing on the summit. Profitis Ilias, Santorini | Sony RX1 | http://www.richardjwalls.com On the Path, Sunset looming, and still a way to go! On the Path to Profitis Ilias, Santorini | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com The sunset, worth the hike? Santorini Sunset from Profiti Ilia | Sigma Merrill

Sigma Merrill DP3 – What A Steal!

Back in November I had my hands on a Sigma Merrill DP1 for 5 brief days before thieves broke into my hotel room in Slovenia and carried it, along with a brand new Fuji XE2, away across the border. Fast forward to March 4th and I was sat drinking tea at the Photography show at the Birmingham NEC, a Merrill DP3 nestled in the bag at my feet, and at £299 surely a steal itself! Despite the cameras short comings – of which there are many – that price for a Foveon sensor?!  The Qua

Yorkshire Dales Waterfalls

Catrigg Force and Hardraw Force Catrigg Force, Sony RX1 http://www.richardjwalls.com Rain! It had rained all weekend. It had rained all year. Land full to bursting; rivers invading the surrounding fields … … and it was raining again as we walked, forcing us to dance past puddles that blocked our way to the falls. Rounding the bend we were met first by the roar, then the mist, then Catrigg Force itself in full spate, an awe inspiring sight. The next day, twenty miles to the N

Sony RX1 Picture Effects – Ljubljana

On the small screen it was difficult to see the results, but back at home I have to say they look pretty cool, and in some instances are more in tune with the original idea of the image than the RAW file, having simplified them down to their essential elements. I’m sure other post processing software will do an equally good job, but this did help to pass an hour on the flight. Hope you enjoy! #LandscapePhotography #SonyRX1Mark1 #Uncategorized