Flat Lands

Flat Lands

The river rushes forth
over it's sandy path,
to find a moment of rest
in the arms of the sea

The Netherlands. My country of birth, the country where I have lived almost all my life.

A flat landscape with winding rivers and beautiful villages.
Country roads between fields, that are marked by endless rows of bushes and trees.
Polders that are sometimes lower than sea level. Rivers and canals that, if you fly like a bird, seem to divide the land in thousands of islands.

Painting Dreams With The Colors Of Silence Morning is coming, all that remains of our dreams are the colors of silence The first morning light in a deserted heathland that prepares for winter.

Painting Dreams With The Colors Of Silence (2)

Morning is coming,
all that remains of our dreams
are the colors of silence

The first morning light in a deserted heathland that prepares for winter.

Digital art

 

Waking Up In A Winter Storm Trees are waking up from the fleeing ends of the night A thick scent of oncoming rain waves over the fields Grey clouds silently come rushing in to accompany me on my morning walk

Waking Up In A Winter Storm

Trees are waking up from
the fleeing ends of the night
A thick scent of oncoming rain
waves over the fields
Grey clouds silently come rushing in
to accompany me on my morning walk

Digital art

Waking Up On A Spring Morning - Surrealistic expressionism Fine Art

Waking Up On A Spring Morning

Mirror of light
A few rays of sunlight
escaping into the darkness

Digital art

Waking Up In A Thunder Storm - Surrealistic expressionistic fine art

Waking Up In A Thunder Storm

And early on this dark Sunday morning
in the silence of a house still sleeping
while the storm continues to rage, and lightning
brightly illuminated the proud tree, as a beacon
in the deserted landscape,
I tell stories of what was and what will be,
creating atmospheres to match
and enjoy my morning tea

Digital art

Mirror of light

Mirror of light
A few rays of sunlight
escaping into the darkness

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Waking Up In A Moonlit Night - Surrealistic expressionism fine art

Waking Up In A Moonlit Night

And early on this clear Tuesday morning
in the silence of a house still asleep,
while the storm has died down, and the moon
tenderly illuminates the proud tree, knowing
what it has endured the past days,
I tell stories of what was and what can be,
create matching moods
and enjoy my morning tea

Digital art

Waking Up In A Deep Dark Night - Surrealistic impressionism Fine Art

Waking Up In A Deep Dark Night

And very early on this clouded Friday morning
in the silence of a house still asleep,
while the storm has died down, and the moon
tenderly illuminates the clouds, and the tree
whispers stories of what was and what should be,
I carefully create matching moods, enjoy
a cup of tea and the silence of the night

Digital art

Frozen Tree in Morning Haze - Surrealistic impressionism Fine Art

Frozen Tree in Morning Haze

Rooted, deep and still. Just
resting, at the center of its world
A single tree, the flawless frozen
leaves in the glow of a hazy,
cold autumn morning

On my creative path to a crystal tree, I made a stop at a tree that appeared to be not crystallised enough. So I named it frozen tree…

Digital art

Mirror of light

Mirror of light
A few rays of sunlight
escaping into the darkness

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Crystal Tree in Morning Haze - Surrealistic impressionism Fine Art

Crystal Tree In Morning Light

Rooted, deep and still. Just
resting, at the center of its world
A single tree, the flawless crystal
leaves in the glow of a hazy,
cold autumn morning

Digital art

Winds Of Change (2) - Surrealistic expressionism Fine Art

Winds Of Change (2)

It is evening, right as the sun sets, the wind dies down after a windy day. It becomes silent, the darkness and winter chill of a cloudless evening muffling every sound. Nature is full of adaptive changes. But humanity?

Don't we all long for those winds of change ?

Individually, and as fresh winds that heal sick people, blow corrupt governments and terrorist leaders into the ocean for good, but not least as a society ?

We all know what starts change, don't we ?

So... ?

Digital art

Birth Of The Night - A firing sunset above a lake in a nature reserve in The Netherlands - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Birth Of The Night

In the fire of the sunset,
the day dies
for the night to be born

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE & HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETEHERLANDS

Morning Dream - A unique fusion of fine art photography and painting ! - Early morning, the first sun rays touch the water of a small lake - Painting and fine art photography by Karina Mosser and Jacob Berghoef

Morning Dream

Morning Dream
shattered in the fragile light
The clouds slowly awaken
and rise to the sky

It is early morning on a cold winter day. The sun has just risen, the first rays gently touching the reeds. The clouds seem to awaken from the cold waters of the fens and drift up to the sky like patches of mist in the wind, carrying the dreams with them...

Painting on a photo, collaboration with the US painter Karina Mosser

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE & HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETEHERLANDS

Reaching Deep Into The Sky - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Reaching Deep Into The Sky

Reach deep into
eternity
Drink the light

A beautiful, bright and sunny winter day. Three tall birch trees in a small nature reserve near the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE & HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETEHERLANDS

Mirror of light

Mirror of light
A few rays of sunlight
escaping into the darkness

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Dying Light - A special calm comes over the evening when the sun begins to disappear behind the horizon and the light of the day dies. Nature awaits the night. - Surrealistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Dying Light (diptych)

The dying light,
no sound,
not a word.
Trees leaning in red,
comforted
in loneliness.

A special calm comes over the evening when the sun begins to disappear behind the horizon and the light of the day dies. Nature awaits the night.
I love that quiet moment of the day...

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE & HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETEHERLANDS

Dancing On The Water's Edge - Dancing my lonely dance on the water’s edge, nobody here to disturb My silence

Dancing On The Water's Edge (2)

Dancing my lonely
dance on the water’s edge,
nobody here to disturb
My silence

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE & HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETEHERLANDS

Digital art

Found Me A Place To Muse - As I sit by the bank musing, the first light of morning gently clears the haze in my mind

Found Me A Place To Muse

As I sit by the bank musing,
the first light of morning gently
clears the haze in my mind

Sometimes I just feel that a new poem is not right, but cannot find which word or words need to be changed. Then I like to find a quiet place, a place where nature helps me empty my mind of a haze of repetitive phrases. Space for something new, for new images and words that describe them.

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE & HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETEHERLANDS

Digital art

Dancing On The Water's Edge - Dancing my lonely dance on the water’s edge, nobody here to disturb My silence

Dancing On The Water's Edge

Dancing my lonely
dance on the water’s edge,
nobody here to disturb
My silence

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE & HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETEHERLANDS

Digital art

Getting Lost In The Pale Light - Marshes have a special appeal. Is it the calm water? The assumption that

Getting Lost In The Pale Light

Marshes have a special appeal. Is it the calm water? The assumption that "the whole world" used to look like this, long ago? Or is it the many mysterious places among the reeds, where something may have been hiding?

In any case, what particularly attracts me is the pale light that often prevails through the mists, through the many light-colored grasses and reeds and through the large reflective surfaces.

Everything in a swamp seems thinner, fragile almost, untouchable….
At the same time, it is not difficult to feel part of the landscape. The silence absorbs you, the mists make you feel like you are floating above the water.

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE & HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETEHERLANDS

Digital art

Shivering Trees In Morning Haze (1)

Shivering Trees In Morning Haze (1)

A fresh september morning, the haze dissolves and the sun shows itself carefully.
The trees along the river Maas, near the town of Heumen in the Netherlands, seem to wake up with a slight shiver.

THE RIVER MAAS, NEAR THE CITY OF HEUMEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Mirror of light

Mirror of light
A few rays of sunlight
escaping into the darkness

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Dying Light - Trees on the border of a lake at sunset

Dying Light (3)

The dying light,
no sound,
not a word.
Trees leaning against red
Comforted
in our solitude

A special calm comes over the evening when the sun disappears behind the horizon and the light of the day slowly dies. Nature awaits the night, the trees lean against the darkening colors.
I love that intens, quiet moment of the day...

Digital art

A Deep Breath of Light - A beautiful, bright and sunny winter day. Three tall birch trees in a small nature reserve near the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, trying to get as close as possible to the source of the light. - Surrealistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef

A Deep Breath of Light

Reach deep into
eternity
Take a deep
breath of light

A beautiful, bright and sunny winter day. Three tall birch trees in a small nature reserve near the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, trying to get as close as possible to the source of the light.

OVERASSELTSE EN HATERTSE VENNEN, THE NETHERLANDS

River Dance (1) A cold, hazy winter morning. Bare trees on the banks of the river move gently in the wind in the same rhythm as the ripples on the water. The river leads this dance... - Surrealistic impressionism, fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

River Dance (1)

Waltzing on the wind
Guided by rippling water
in their naked dance

A cold, hazy winter morning. Bare trees on the banks of the river move gently in the wind in the same rhythm as the ripples on the water. The river leads this dance...

THE RIVER MAAS, NEAR THE CITY OF HEUMEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Mirror of light

Mirror of light
A few rays of sunlight
escaping into the darkness

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Washed In Sunlight

Washed In Sunlight

The morning dawned,
she washed her hair
in sunlight

Sunrise over the marshes

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE & HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETEHERLANDS

Rushing River - The river rushes forth ~ over it's sandy path, ~ to find a moment of rest ~ in the arms of the sea - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Rushing River

The river rushes forth
over it's sandy path,
to find a moment of rest
in the arms of the sea

The Waal river in The Netherlands. A beautiful, broad river, the busiest river in Europe. The Waal river flows into the North Sea.

RIVER WAAL, AS SEEN FROM THE OOIJ POLDER NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

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