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These small oak trees look like a bouquet of flowers in the way they all bend into another direction, creating diagonal lines in the frame. I love this scene very much and even though I have photographed it in many conditions, it never quite worked as well as in these winter conditions. In autumn the colours here are dull and if mist occurs it turns everything into a muddy shade of brown. It is one of those paces where you often get fog, but it never looks great. It is dull and dreary with muddy muted colours. On this morning though the snow reflected the light and scene was bright. It changed this into the winter fairytale I had dreamt of and it is a picture I am still utterly pleased with, which is often the case for this pictures that I have had to work hard for
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.