This woodland is in Dartmoor National Park in Devon in the Southwest of England.
“Scarce hoarier seems the ancient Wood
Whose shivered trunks of age declare
What scath of tempests they have stood
In the rock’s crevice rooted there;
Yet still young foliage, fresh and fair,
Springs forth each mossy bough to dress,
And bid e’en Dartmoor’s valleys share
Sophie Dixon -1829
this is an ancient woodland though so they actually are incredibly old
ive been here before but this time I took my tripod and did a proper shoot
it was low light so the tripod was really essential
it is better in here in low light though as it can be very difficult to control
the contrast on a bright sunny day here even though there is a lot of cover.
hah I same thing for me, I found out the hard way how hard it is to shoot in low light, but I noticed how beautiful it was, we need the sun, but overcast days and very shaded areas have their own charm.
My first day in that area I went light as I had to trek through a steep incline almost on all fours to get to it, and after shooting a couple hundred shots, I sadly found that most were unusable because of motion blur.