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…

Abandoned Forest - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef

Abandoned Forest

No one in the forest
Thoughts come and go, aloneness
Silence of the morning light

One foggy day, I go to a forest near our house. I hope it will be foggy in the forest too, but it turns out not to be. But the morning light and the silence in the deserted forest, create a special atmosphere. It gives space to let your thoughts run free.

DOVER PLANTAGE NEAR HURUP THY, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Frozen Scent - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef

Frozen Scent

First snowflakes falling
The cold breeze is scattering
frozen scent of pines

After two years without 'real' snow, some snow fell in northwest Jutland earlier this week. Above that, it was cold enough for a few days to enjoy the white landscape.
A wonderful moment for a walk in a forest. The delicate scent of damp pine trees is dispersed through the forest by an icy breeze.

DOVER PLANTAGE NEAR HURUO THY, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Golden Haze - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Golden Haze

And now the day is over,
fragile silence rises from the ground
Sunlight swirls through the forest
plays with old trees in a golden haze


I made this photo during an evening walk through the beautiful forest Dover Plantage, near the town of Hurup Thy in North Jutland, Denmark.

DOVER PLANTAGE NEAR HURUO THY, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

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

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 HURUP THY, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

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

Floating on Frozen Silence - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef

Floating On Frozen Silence

Bare trees, floating on frozen silence
A cold morning breeze caresses your face
Footsteps gently break the fresh snow

It's early in the morning. It has been snowing all night, there is no one else in the forest. Carefully you take a step into the fresh snow….

DOVER PLANTAGE, HURUP THY, 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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