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We visited a large waterfall in the area and I really struggled to make an original image, I did not like the idea of photographing it from a platform and in the end I said to my husband that I was going to go into the forest, because this cascade must come from somewhere and there might be a much more interesting and authentic photograph to be made upstream. So I climbed up into the forest and ended up on a very narrow plateau, I literally could not have taken one step backwards, but there was this group of trees that I fell in love with the moment I saw it. The waterfall is part of the background, but the trees and the woodland are the subject of this photograph. This is the kind of intimate woodland picture I like to create, little scenes that are not always that obvious. Over the years this has become one of my top favourite images.
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.