North Yorkshire Autumn Road Trip with the Sigma Merrill DP3

Drive to village, jump out, find angles, take shots ,  back in car,  drive to next village …

… repeat until sundown.

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Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

It’s no way to take photographs, but needs must, and Polly’s need is to build a portfollio of images to promote the holiday cottage (http://www.ascotcottage.co.uk) she’s been meticulously renovating for the last four years, in the village of Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire, ten miles from the historic city of York …

Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | www.richardjwalls.com
Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

The Sigma Merrill DP3, along with mandatory tripod and handful of spare batteries, may not seem the best choice for quick shot action but the subjects are stationary, the camera tripod combo is light as a feather, and why compromise on quality …

Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | www.richardjwalls.com
Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

And the constraint of time … and fixed lens … and lack of wide angle, force creativity …

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Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Turning simple scenes into something more original …

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Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

And a perfect combination of Autumn colours and the Foveon sensor create beauty out of the mundane.

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Vale of York, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

And the late sunshine and Autumn colours bring out the best of the Vale of York …

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Crayke, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

… and the tree’s become half naked as they prepare for winter …

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The Durham Ox, Crayke, North Yorkshire | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

And the pubs begin to welcome in the long nights.

So if you need a few nights away, holed up in a romantic cottage for two, http://www.ascotcottage.co.uk might prove just the ticket!

http://www.richardjwalls.com