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Path through a misty fairyland with ancient trees. This image is part of my pilgrimage to not just go back to my roots, but also to photograph old trees before they vanish. These ancient trees have been a witness to my mum walking by, which is a memory I don't even have and the paths that she walked, that she took pictures of, with me as a tiny toddler in it, are part of a very personal project. I photograph these trees to tell the story of their age, their fragility and this moment in time which is crucial in the survival of so many old trees. On this particularly beautiful autumn morning the light had been more than magical unlike I had ever seen before. The leaves were still an understated green and yellow, which I much prefer to the vibrant orange colours that come later. This is an awarded photograph
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.
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