Secret Places

The trees don’t sleep at night
they drink the silence
and breathe the breeze
that rustles the leaves
until new light is born.

When you walk deep into a forest, you’ll find them: secret and quiet places, where almost nobody ever comes.
The wind and the sun play with grass and leaves, painting together a constantly changing scenery…

The Last Light - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

The Last Light

Golden flakes of light float through the cold evening air, bringing the last light of the day into the darkening forest.

DOVER PLANTAGE NEAR HURUO THY, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Frozen Light - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Frozen Light

Pale winter day
dancing between the birches
frozen light

A hazy winter morning in a birch forest. It is cold, a pale sun tries to dissipate the clouds.

BIRCH FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Sunny Winter Day - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Sunny Winter Day

This sunny winter day
caresses in passing
like a summer breeze
through the pine trees

A quiet, sunny winter day. During a walk we arrived at the edge of a pine forest. The low winter sun shines through the trees and warms the light breeze. It feels like a summer day...

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION, SWEDEN

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.

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE EN HATERTSE VENNEN, NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Mirror of light

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

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

2 º Duality - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

2 º Duality

The symbolism of the numbers 1 to 4, for me represents how all life evolves.

Originated from a single cell, followed by the awareness of your environment (duality), the growth to adulthood and ultimately the stability that comes with wisdom.

NATURE RESERVE IN THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Into Autumn Light - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Into Autumn Light

Fleeing the dark night
I wander
into autumn light

Early in the morning after a cloudy, dark night. The morning sun shines on the colorful carpet of autumn leaves...

DOVER PLANTAGE, NEAR THE CITY OF HURUP THY, DENMARK

Silent Darkness - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Silent Darkness

Silent forest
A tree hums
Dark sound

Forests often have an enchanting atmosphere. The silence that is enhanced by the murmur of leaves, the dim light, a creaking branch that makes you look around where that deer is hiding...
But sometimes a forest is like a fairy tale. Usually those are the rare moments when a few rays of sunlight manage to penetrate to the soft moss through a dense canopy.

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION, SWEDEN

Tickled By The Sun - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Tickled By The Sun

Tickled by the sun
the smell of warm soil
Summer woods

What makes a forest look like a fairytale? Old trees, moss, a dense canopy, winding paths... All that is part of it.
But for me, the most determining factor for the atmosphere is the sunlight.
Sometimes the sun shines through the canopy so beautifully that the ground, grasses and shrubs seem to give light.

DOVER PLANTAGE, NEAR THE CITY OF HURUP THY, DENMARK

Lost In Memories - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Lost In Memories

Musing trees in morning mist,
the new day hesitates and knows
they lose themselves in memories

It's still early in the quiet foggy forest. The new day seems to hesitate to start, so as not to disturb the trees at their musing.

DOVER PLANTAGE, FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF HURUP THY, DENMARK

Mirror of light

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

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Gathering - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Gathering

Gathering in morning haze,
Stately striding over the moss,
Tree after tree emerges
From the veils of light.

FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF MALDEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Rustling Light - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Rustling Light

The sun rustles through the reeds,
the wind listens breathlessly

A calm morning, the light of the early morning sun touches the reeds and seems to make it rustle softly…

A SMALL NATURE RESERVE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Crying Pine Tree (2) - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Crying Pine Tree (2)

Crying pine tree –
Blue rain falling to earth,
mixed tears of happiness.

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION, SWEDEN

Laughing Pine Trees

Laughing Pine Trees

Spring morning
I hear pine trees laughing
to the hazy sunlight

An early morning walk in the forest. The sunlight is somewhat softened by the moist air. It is almost quiet, I only hear a soft high sound. As if the trees welcome the new spring day with a gentle laughter...

FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF ODENSE, DENMARK

White And Silver - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

White And Silver

Winter retreats
dressed in bright white and silver
arranging the fresh green

A blue sky and the fading shades of white and silver of the trees, welcome the beautiful green of the arriving spring!

FOREST NEAR MÖNSTERÅS, KALMAR REGION, SWEDEN

Mirror of light

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

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Thousand Leaves - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Thousand Leaves

On a warm summer day
thousand leaves let go
and glide into the light

DOVER PLANTAGE, NEAR THE CITY OF HURUP THY, DENMARK

Summer Winds - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Summer Winds

On sunlit days
summer winds are seen
whirling the trees

DOVER PLANTAGE, NEAR THE CITY OF HURUP THY, DENMARK

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All photos on this website are available as Open Edition fine art print and as Limited Edition fine art print in any size, on fine art cotton paper up to a maximum size of the shortest side of 110 centimeters ~ app. 43 inches*, unless a photo specifies that certain editions / sizes are no longer available.

*Ask for the maximum sizes on other types of paper.

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