3 Days in December
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
These images were made on the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex during a particularly cold spell of weather in early December 2010. With average temperatures at -1 centigrade, five degrees below the normal, it was the coldest December in England since records began a century ago.
Forest is a medieval term for a hunting ground, customarily owned by the monarch, in part wooded and setting its own laws. Ashdown Forest was originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, but over many centuries its trees have also been a source for the fuel needed in the local smelting and iron workings and for the production of timber.