'Roots'

Photographing in the rain is great when you have someone to hold a brolley over the camera. The results can be very rewarding. There is often a soft, subtle, reflective quality to the light. For this image of tree roots in Wensleydale, it was exactly what was needed.

Technically this was one of the most demanding images I have ever made. The light contrast was a nightmare, the tripod was positioned nearly flat on the ground, I used rear tilt to magnify the foreground and the steady drizzle was getting everywhere.

A big thank you to my assistant on this image, Andrew Wiltshire, who had the patience to hold an umbrella over the camera whilst I practiced the 'dark arts'.

Linhof Technikardan, 90mm lens, Provia 100, 2 graduated filters, front and rear tilt.

Location: Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

'Roots'

Photographing in the rain is great when you have someone to hold a brolley over the camera. The results can be very rewarding. There is often a soft, subtle, reflective quality to the light. For this image of tree roots in Wensleydale, it was exactly what was needed.

Technically this was one of the most demanding images I have ever made. The light contrast was a nightmare, the tripod was positioned nearly flat on the ground, I used rear tilt to magnify the foreground and the steady drizzle was getting everywhere.

A big thank you to my assistant on this image, Andrew Wiltshire, who had the patience to hold an umbrella over the camera whilst I practiced the 'dark arts'.

Linhof Technikardan, 90mm lens, Provia 100, 2 graduated filters, front and rear tilt.

Location: Wensleydale, North Yorkshire