Ancient Woodland

This long running and ongoing project is an exploration of one of the dwindling number of ancient woodlands in the UK. Due to it's rugged terrain this area is likely to have had continuous woodland cover for many centuries, possibly dating back to the original post-glacial forests.

Few places in the UK escape man's reach entirely and traces and scars of human presence are prominent in this landscape mostly in the form of mining and quarrying. Older and less obvious signs of mans presence can be also found if you look hard enough in the form of prehistoric rock art left amongst the moss covered boulders. The rugged terrain has largely protected the areas natural beauty and will hopefully help to preserve this unique location as a relatively untouched sanctuary for native trees and wildlife.

  • 2006-present
  • Rittreck 5x7, Walker Titan XL 5x4, Ebony RSW, Toyo 8x10, Fuji GSW69, EOS1N, 5D, 1DS3, JTC 6x9
  • Fuji Pro160, Kodak Portra 400, Kodak Portra 160
Woodland spring dawn

Woodland spring dawn

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

October mists

October mists

Sunshine & Showers

Sunshine & Showers

The Passing Of Time

The Passing Of Time

Frozen

Frozen

Silence at dawn

Silence at dawn

Woodland Tarn

Woodland Tarn

Golden Light

Golden Light

Darkness Before The Dawn

Darkness Before The Dawn

Autumn Dawn

Autumn Dawn

Woodland Dawn

Woodland Dawn

Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold

Edge of the woodland

Edge of the woodland

Window to the north

Window to the north

August Rain

August Rain

After light snowfall

After light snowfall

September dawn

September dawn

Old Oak Tree

Old Oak Tree

Woodland from above

Woodland from above

Clinging to the edge

Clinging to the edge

Cliffside sunrise

Cliffside sunrise

Quiet dawn

Quiet dawn

View south over the woods

View south over the woods

Woodland track

Woodland track

Cliff edge tree

Cliff edge tree

Top of the cliffs

Top of the cliffs

Dawn from the top of the cliffs

Dawn from the top of the cliffs

Vivid autumn dawn

Vivid autumn dawn

Dead tree

Dead tree

Fallen

Fallen

Summer dawn

Summer dawn

First light

First light

Deep in the woods

Deep in the woods

Almost spring

Almost spring

Woodland Tarn

Woodland Tarn

Midwinter

Midwinter

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

Abandonded Quarry

Abandonded Quarry

Northern edge

Northern edge

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Embeded in Rock

Embeded in Rock