If you go down to the woods today

Written by Nasir Hamid on November 5th, 2011

Some images from the end of the summer that were made in a wood near my house. I was accompanied by my friend and work colleague Martin because he knows this place very well and it’s easy to get lost in there. The first image here of the sunrise was the second trip we made. The first trip as the sun was going down one evening was to have a scout around so that when we decided to revisit the wood at sunrise we would know exactly where to go. Our preparation paid off because a couple of weeks later we went back to the wood on a chilly Sunday morning for the sunrise and the light was magical (first image below).

[Tech info:] Mamiya RZ67 loaded with Kodak Portra 160 and 400 film. The sunrise image was made on Portra 400, the others on 160. Processed and scanned by me.

Sunrise through the trees

Sunrise through the trees

Leaves are beginning to turn.

Evening light.

Smooth bark.


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Oscar Carlsson says:

    Yes, the light in the first image is magical, nice work!

  2. Gerard says:

    My favourites are the first two. They are really great photos! It’s interesting how the film makes the shadows in the first photo shift towards purple. It has a mystical feel to it. I wonder if it would be improved (this is the portrait photographer in me speaking) if there was a person, in the distance, by a tree. Perhaps, but perhaps not. The emptiness is beautiful too.

    I like the repeating lines of the second image as well. I’d consider cropping the bottom sixth of the frame (though I know you don’t like cropping film :P). Great work!

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