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This is one of my all time favourite images and I think that this photograph would not have worked in any other season and in other conditions. The small oak tree on the left with its curved branches adds a feeling of animation to the scene, whilst the trees in the foreground form diagonal lines.The background is hugely chaotic in other conditions, but the fog and snow hid all of this from sight, making this a picture that I could only have dreamt of. It made me hard my breath when I saw it, it was like a winter fairytale
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.