Forest Snow

Dusk and heavy snowfall give the woodland above Dob Gill a mysterious atmosphere; somewhere between foreboding and fairy-tale.

These kinds of images are all about an immediate emotional response, corners of the Lakeland landscape which one might walk past on most days of the year and yet at the right time and in the right weather can become places of deep emotional resonance; compelling our attention and engaging our imagination. On days such as these one is very much aware of the ‘Genius loci’, or spirit, of the place.

Location and conditions

Dob Gill, Thirlmere

dusk, heavy snow, cold

Technical notes

camera: Toyo 10×8 field camera

lens: 600mm Nikkor lens

exposure: 30sec. f45.5

film: Fuji Provia RDP 10×8