Thus from a city when my father would frame
Escape, he thought, as I do, of bog or rock
But I have also this other, this English, choice
Into what yet is foreign; whatever its name
Each wood is the mystery and the recurring shock
Of its dark coolness is a foreign voice.

— extract from Louis McNiece, Woods

Two sets of photographs taken at Exmoor National Park, England, over a few days in August 2010. All shot with a Hasselblad 503cw, Zeiss 80mm f2.8 lens on Kodak Porta NC and Ilford FP4+ film (120 square format).

Set 1 (Black and White):

Dunster ForestView to Dunster CastleForest near Robber's BridgeOare Church WallTreeOare Church GateAbandoned GateDunster ForestExmoor FieldThe long walkLate Afternoon, ExmoorSunlit treeSunset ExmoorWind and Weather HutMagnificent beech treesExe river walkOld Tree, Exe River

Set 2 (Colour):

River near Robber's BridgeForest near Robber's BridgeRobber's BridgeCloud FarmAfternoon walkPassing PlaceLeafFallsPurpleWhirl 1SunnyWhirl 2RiverWeaveLostshadow self portraitTwo girls in the forestFieldDaisy