May 14, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Dazzling Into The Light

The sound of a light breeze
Cherry blossom petals
dazzling into the light

Spring. A gentle breeze takes the petals of fading cherry blossoms into the light.

And now the cherry tree is also in bloom. A dozen bees and bumblebees are busy collecting pollen. There are not many bees, but they are here when the fruit trees bloom !

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Dazzling Into The Light - Impressionistic fine art flower photography by Jacob Berghoef
Dazzling Into The Light

'Dazzling Into The Light' is a new artwork in my collection 'Floral Souls'.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

May 12, 2021Comments are off for this post.

On Dragon Wings

Many, many times I have tried to make a photo in my style with my 'old' iPhone 4s. Especially early in the morning, when I walk the dog. Many hundreds of photos, and never there was one to my liking. Until, one beautiful morning, my movement of the phone was apparently quick and sure enough to successfully capture this flaming sunrise on dragon wings.

On Dragon Wings - Sunrise with flaming clouds - Impressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
On Dragon Wings

'On Dragon Wings' is a new artwork in my collection 'Wavy Fields'. I made it early in the morning while walking through the fields near my house.

Prints are available, contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

May 8, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Carry Away My Sorrows

You, harvester, who work so peacefully
Oh you, who harvest the wheat so peacefully
Harvest the sorrows from my soul
Harvest them and carry them away with you

I love Fado music and, more in general, Portuguese folk music.

One of the most beautiful Portuguese songs for me is Meu Alentejo sung by Dulce Pontes (see the link at the bottom of this post).
But even without knowing a translation of the lyrics (and I don't speak a word of Portuguese), this song really touched me the first time I heard it. And it still does...

Dulce is a singer who sings evocatively. Her voice is full of emotion. After I read the translation of the lyrics, I immediately saw a field before me with waving grain, ready to be harvested.
So I chose this artwork to go with the song by Dulce Pontes. A tribute to her, and to the region Alentejo she sings about.

The original lyrics and translation are also below the image.

Carry Away My Sorrows - Impressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Carry Away My Sorrows

'Carry Away My Sorrows' is a new artwork in my collection 'Wavy Fields'. I made it in the fields near the village Helligsø, North Jutland, Denmark.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Link to the song (Youtube)

The original lyrics:

Meu Alentejo

Eu não sei que tenho em Évora
Que de Évora me estou lembrando.
Quando chego ao rio Tejo
As ondas me vão levando...

Abalei do Alentejo,
Olhei para trás chorando.
Alentejo da minh'alma
Tão longe me vais ficando!

Ceifeira que andas à calma
Ai, e à calma ceifando o trigo
Ceifa as penas da minh'alma
Ceifa-as leva-as contigo

Abalei do Alentejo,
Olhei para trás chorando.
Alentejo da minh'alma
Tão longe me vais ficando!

English translation:

My Alentejo

I don't know what I left in Évora
That makes me remember Évora
When I reach the Tagus river
Its waves carry my soul away.

I suddenly left the Alentejo
And looked back, crying
Oh, Alentejo of my soul
You're so very far away from me!

You, harvester, who work so peacefully
Oh you, who harvest the wheat so peacefully
Harvest the sorrows from my soul
Harvest them and carry them away with you

I suddenly left the Alentejo
And looked back, crying
Oh, Alentejo of my soul
You're so very far away from me!

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

May 7, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Swirling Dance

Swirling Dance

Light drunken flowers
A swirling dance
in sun-drenched haze

Flowers of the Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea), seem to perform a whirling dance, drunk on sunlight.

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Swirling Dance - Abstract realistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Swirling Dance

Swirling Dance is a new artwork in my collection 'Floral Souls'.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

April 24, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Scent of Early Morning

A pine fragrance,
damp ground awakens
The first light
softly caresses the moss
A spring morning blends
with dark scents of the night

It's early in the morning. The first sunlight touches the moss between the trees. And as if the forest had been waiting for it, immediately the most wonderful scents rise up and mingle with the nightly smell of damp leaves and wood.

'Scent of Early Morning' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places‘.
I made this photo in the beautiful old forest ‘Dover plantage’ near the city of Hurup Thy, North Jutland, Denmark.

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Scent of Early Morning - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Scent of Early Morning

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

March 25, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Spring Sunset (4)

At the end of a gray spring day, a light breeze rises and the mist that has lain like a blanket over the land and sea all day disappears. A fairly dense cloud cover seems to conclude the day without sunshine.
But then a clear, cloudless sky appears on the horizon. I run outside with my camera, moments like this usually only last about 10 minutes....

'Spring Sunset (4)' is a new photo in my collection Evening Falls.

I made this photo at the end of a spring day, standing in the fields near my house in North Jutland, Denmark.

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Spring Sunset (4) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Spring Sunset (4)

Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

March 19, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Misty Morning (2)

Morning breaks over the silent forest
Clouds of mist rise from the moss,
carrying the cold of a winter's night

On the threshold of spring, I walk through the woods early on a cold and misty morning. Shreds of mist rise from the ground, the day is beginning.

'Misty Morning (2)' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places‘.
I made it in the beautiful old forest ‘Dover plantage’ near the city of Hurup Thy, North Jutland, Denmark. Tall, stately pines in a planted forest, but fortunately they are not in boring straight rows….

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Misty Morning (2) - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Misty Morning (2)

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

March 17, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Valley Of Dreams (2)

The sun disappears behind the mountain peaks,
cold winds torment the valley
and awake the dreams of this night

Another photo that I made on the occasion of the exhibition 'El Duende' in 2017. I made two series of photos in the mountains near Bellano, Italy. When making those series, the theme of the exhibition inspired me. I went looking for the spirit of mountains and valleys.
Duende is identified as the spirit of evocation, physical and emotional response elicited by art.
Having the Duende is having that thrill that makes you smile or cry when seeing a particularly expressive artistic performance.
The term is often used in folk music in particular in Flamenco, during the most intense performance.

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Valley of Dreams (2) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Valley of Dreams (2)

'Valley Of Dreams (2)' is a new photo in my collection 'To The Top'.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

March 12, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Misty Morning

Morning breaks over the silent forest
Clouds of mist rise from the moss,
carrying the cold of a winter's night

On the threshold of spring, I walk through the woods early on a misty morning. Cold mist rises from the ground, the day is beginning.

'Misty Morning' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places‘.
I made it in the beautiful old forest ‘Dover plantage’ near the city of Hurup Thy, North Jutland, Denmark.

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Misty Morning - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Misty Morning

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

March 10, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Photography Holiday Croatia 2021

How about a week of vacation in Croatia, October 2021? And how about learning how to make abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art photos?

Interested? Then read this post...

Join me on a photography holiday and learn to make abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art photos!
Island of Korcula, Croatia, October 11-18, 2021

October 2021 I will lead a photography holiday on the beautiful island of Korcula. The tour will be organized by Slikamilina Painting Tours, with 10+ years of experience in organizing painting and photography workshops and -holidays in beautiful Croatia.
During the 7-day tour we travel to different places on the island. We will visit the coastline, villages, forests and fields with the mountains as a backdrop. You will learn to make abstract and impressionist fine art photos of the scenery we visit: landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, forests, close up, etc.

For more information, visit my page on the Slikamilina website

If you have questions about the trip, you can contact Lynda Milina via the contact page on their website.
If you have questions about the photographing, please contact me!

Slikamilina General information and conditions

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

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