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Winter arrived early in 2020 and on Sinterklaas morning the fields were covered in frost. The oak trees were still in their autumn outfits and so this made for an amazing opportunity to photograph both seasons in one image. This is one of my personal favorites. I love how oak trees, but I also love the perspective in this image with the birch trees on the left arching towards the middle of the frame and on the right side a path is almost hidden by the fog. The hoarfrost on the meadows made this scene look serene
This artworks is offered by Ellen Borggreve
Ellen Borggreve is a landscape photographer and author of Woodscapes and Praxisbuch Wälder fotografieren, among others. She was born and raised in the woods of the Veluwe where her love for trees originated. Besides forests she also likes to photograph Dutch coastal scenes.
The focus is on tranquil scenes that seem to lie outside everyday reality, without people in the picture, with subjects that are about to disappear often being the subject. The fleeting patterns in the sand, but especially old forest giants that are disappearing at breakneck speed due to climate change.
Ellen is an awarded photographer at 1x and was named one of the world's best landscape photographers by Photoblog in 2019. Her work has been published in books, Nature Photography Magazine, Focus, Landscape Photography Magazine, On Landscape and many other publications. She shares her knowledge gained during her long career as a soft sculpture artist and designer combined with over 40 years of experience in photography in the many articles she writes for Landscape Photography Magazine and also her own blog. She also enjoys teaching where she puts the individual vision of photographers first.