Winter Larch

The mid winter sun illuminates this trinity of Larch trees, deep in the floor of an abandoned slate quarry, only briefly each day. The quarry walls seem to trap the cold air and frost often persists throughout the day; the trees seem brittle, fragile and delicate.

Location and conditions

Moss Rigg Quarry

mid winter, frost, cold, still

Technical notes

camera: Linhof Master Technika 5×4 camera

lens: 400mm Fujinon lens.

exposure: 1/4sec f22

film: fuji velvia 100 5×4