oak

I finally got chance to go back to Mundon to photograph the frozen oak trees there with my tripod. I was just settling down to photograph these when the landowner drove across the field and threw me off…in his words he was”really pissed off”! There is a clear sign telling people “Private Land No Access without permission” so I really didn’t have a leg to stand on and retired to the adjacent public path to take this image. I have no idea how you get “permission”, but get it before you move closer than the path to take your shots!

It’s a 9.5 minute exposure to get the clouds to streak like that using a 16 stop ND filter


Killed by salt water, this is the second time I have photographed these trees…and the second time that I forgot my tripod when photographing these trees…which was incredibly annoying as there was a good breeze and the clouds were zooming across the sky…next time perhaps.

I was pleased with this infra-red shot though.


The stories say that back in the 1600’s these oak trees, situated behind the old (now disused) church, were used to hang people. They lived until 1953 when the sea broke the seas defenses and flooded the area, killing the trees. They really are a spooky, strange sight with their crooked dead limbs stretching up into the sky. Definitely a place to revisit when the weather is a bit better.

Here’s a black and white and long exposure shot as well:

The Dead Trees of Mundun Essex, Black and White


07Apr

Timbeeerrrr

This old oak had come down in the Rodings recently.

Timbeeerrrr