If You Go Down To The Woods Today…

by Molly Moore

17th June 2011

…You will be sure of a big surprise

I woke up on Tuesday morning and the sun was shining and I knew that it was time to stop thinking about it taking self portraits in the woods and actually to start doing. So I set off to my local woods. Underneath my tracksuit (chosen for its easy removal abilities) I was sporting the little black and white negligee and not much else, the plan being that if I found the woods to be deserted then I would be brave and strip off and if it was full of other people walking their dogs then I would just enjoy the walk and return another day.

Did I mention the dog? You can’t go to the woods and leave the dog at home, and anyway, I hoped that if someone did come across me in my near naked state she might just be enough deterrent to make them think twice about getting to close…..of course this relied on the fact that they didn’t realise that she is about as dangerous as sawn off cucumber.

With my tripod in its little bag over my shoulder we crossed the road and were soon lost into the green of the woods, the sound of the road quickly vanishing behind us as we walked in the dappled sunlight. The dog loves this place and so do I if I am honest, it is a little haven of rural peace in the midst of an urban land and today, it was totally and utterly deserted. No matter where I went there was not another dog walker in sight and so when I stumbled across a perfect spot for my first shot there really was nothing to stop me from stripping off.

I have decided it is the stripping that is the worst bit. I found myself looking furtively around, checking, checking and checking again that not only could I not see someone but that I couldn’t hear anyone either and to be honest I felt a bit of a wally striping off. I can assure you there is nothing sexy about a woman trying to get her track pants off over her trainers in the middle of the woods. It was only once the camera was all set up and couple of practice shots taken that I realised that wearing trainers and socks had also not been a great plan, but I was determined by this point and so I whipped them off and proceeded to go barefoot.

Molly in a negligee up against a tree

6 shots later, I realised that getting the aforementioned shoes and socks back on was going to be a bit tricky as my feet were now pretty muddy, but, by this stage I also seemed to have lost any inhibitions about being semi naked in the woods and so bundled up the camera, tripod and my pile of clothes and set of the stream at the bottom of the woods to wash my feet.

On the way, I admit I got a little distracted by this amazing branch that I found laying across the path and I am glad I did and personally I think it resulted in the best picture from the whole entire outing.

Molly sitting on fallen tree in lingerie

Once down at the stream, I quickly discovered that the bank was far too high for me to get into the water, but again, I did find another great spot to take a few more pictures, before setting off again, barefoot and nearly naked to find a place where I could actually get into the water.

molly in the woods in neglegee

molly in the woods

molly in the woods

By this time I had probably been walking for about 10 minutes, not including photograph time and my feet were completely caked in thick spongy woodland mud. This was a shot that had to be taken for Him, I knew he would laugh when he saw the state I was in and length I had valiantly gone too for my art.

By this time, my legs where aching and my feet where actually starting to feel the effects of barefoot walking but I wasn’t quite done yet. The stream looked so pretty, the water crystal clear and the surroundings peacefully idyllic and so I decided to take a few more shots. I set the camera up, got the shot ready, selected the timer and waded in to the cold water. It was at this moment that I realised I had not really planned this very well because as I heard the first click of the camera go off I also heard the splash of a rather large Labrador joining me in the stream, you can see by the 2nd shot I wasn’t that thrilled at having her there, but she was delighted, and decided to stick around for shot 3 as well.

molly in a stream with black dogBy this time I was done, I couldn’t be bothered to negotiate the muddy bank, tie her up, reset the camera and do it all again and after a brief fight trying to get my wet, but clean feet, back into my sock and shoes I headed home having learnt a few things.

molly in stream with lingerie on and black dog

Next time I need to remember to take a bag to put everything in, as walking round the woods semi naked with a tripod, camera, clothes, shoes and phone all bundled underneath your arm is not ideal. If there is any chance of water, then a towel would also be useful and also something on my feet that I can slip in and out of easily would probably be a good idea too. Oh and finally, don’t ever attempt to take any photographs in or even near water whilst your Labrador is on the loose as they think this activity is the best fun they have had in years and somehow, the erotic shots one was hoping for, don’t look quite the same with her in them.

molly in stream with black dog


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Curvaceous Dee June 17, 2011 - 12:17 pm

Oh, Molly, that was marvellous! Not just the amazing photos (one of those is definitely going to be in this month’s favourites), but the awesome description of your solo+labrador adventure 🙂

xx Dee

Clive June 17, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Oh Molly, brave girl, I know exactly what titillating fun you had down in the woods taking those delightul images, and I also know how impossible water shots are with a Lab 🙂 Great account of your little woodland adventure

Butch June 17, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Wow! You were feeling adventurous! I hope your efforts were properly rewarded.

G&N June 17, 2011 - 1:36 pm

First of all, we loved your photos. Very sexy out in the woods… and you were lucky no dogwalkers were around… The question is:
What would be your reaction if you saw this dogwalker?? Would you join the walk if you were invited and no one else was around?



Athena June 17, 2011 - 10:45 pm

Love these!! Very brave and sexy of you. Hey I can’t find your email address but I want to send you a private link, can you email me or something?

SapioSlut June 18, 2011 - 1:07 am

LOVELY Molly! It really is an adventure a bit of a hunt – you came up with soem beauties! All linked up on the Scavenger Hunt list!

mollyskiss June 18, 2011 - 10:55 pm

Thank you very much. I noticed woods where not on the list already…..you will have to find some local woods now too…LOL. You can give the new camera a work out.

pixie June 18, 2011 - 2:51 am

Inspiring Molly, very inspiring … Great pictures.

V June 18, 2011 - 11:11 am

Molls, you ROCK!

Love you heaps xxxxx

NIHH June 18, 2011 - 10:49 pm

Great pictures Molly

Sophia June 19, 2011 - 11:15 pm

I am envious of your courage. Great post and great picture. I Love them. 🙂

freddy June 20, 2011 - 1:37 am

OMG… beautiful. Nice pics. I wish I was the dog.

Livi June 22, 2011 - 12:43 am

you’re so brave!

Lauralyn Wilkins June 30, 2011 - 1:51 pm

MOLLY! I just came across these, and I’m so happy that I did – they’re WONderful! HooRAY for taking racy pics. in public!!! Incidentally, I personally really LIKE the ones with your Lab…it’s almost as if they were taken by some voyeur, who was spying on you guys from the woods ]:} Well DONE!

Curvaceous Dee July 4, 2011 - 3:49 am

Your second photo was one of my Photo Favourite pics for June. Just FYI!

xx Dee

bel69 July 19, 2011 - 1:48 pm

wish I’d gone down to the woods that day… LOL
it would have been fun spying on all of your photo shooting activities, including the mad expressions on your face for all the surprises (mud caked feet, dog leaping in the water, etc, etc…)
Great report of an exciting trip!!! Loved it (and loved the photos as well!)

KaziGrrl August 27, 2011 - 4:27 am

I had to come visit this for inspiration again… I will be trying this as my seventh (!) point in the Scavenger Hunt this week 🙂
I only hope I can get mine to look half as aesthetic!
At least no dog here to mess up shots LOL

Penny May 1, 2013 - 10:43 pm

I’m glad I found these from your link in the Snap Shot post. I love the one of you against the tree, the dirt showing on your foot really adds to the one with nature feel, and the branch one is exceptional as well; beautiful series!


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