White Moss Woods

These twin fir trees at White Moss seem to have become emblematic for us and we have made many photographs of them over the years. Something about the evergreen fir trees in amongst the deciduous decay of autumn woodland seems symbolic and inspiring to us.

On this particular atmospheric morning, rising mist and backlighting picks out the lemon yellows and russet colours of the leaves set against the cooler blues of distant woodland on Loughrigg Fell. Silver spiders’ webs covered in overnight dew hide amongst the foreground bracken.

Location and conditions

White Moss, Grasmere

early morning, mild, clearing mist

Technical notes

camera: Toyo 10×8 field camera

lens: 600mm Nikkor lens

exposure: 1/2sec. f45.5

film: Fuji Provia RDP 10×8