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'Silt' is a series of photographs taken by David Quentin when he joined author Robert Macfarlane to walk the Broadway from Wakering Stairs to Foulness Island. Macfarlane wrote about their walk in 'The Old Ways'. The photographs, one of which is included in the book, capture the otherworldly experience quite well - in some of them, the treacherous sea mists, which disoriented so many travellers in the past, making them veer off the path to either get stuck in the quicksand, or walk in circles to then be caught by the incoming tide, seem to lurk just around the corner.

The photographs were exhibited at 2013's Shorelines festival in Leigh-on-Sea, and a gallery at 4 Windmill Street in London.

David Quentin