The Narrow Path

Walking in silence
between the shadows
of dreams to come

It is quiet in the forest. The dense foliage brings coolness in summer, the impressive trunks of old trees provide protection when the wind blows hard. Time for a walk on narrow paths, deeper and deeper into the forest.

Song Of The Leaves - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Song Of The Leaves

In the autumn sun
Voices in the forest sing
In the rising haze

After many days of rain, the late afternoon sun shines almost horizontally through the damp forest. It is quiet, except for a soft rustling, a song of the last leaves of the trees…

DOVER PLANTAGE, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Saturday Sun

Saturday Sun

Saturday sun
Came early one morning
In a sky so clear and blue 
Saturday sun 
Came without warning
So no one knew what to do

I made this photo on a sunny Saturday, early in the morning while cycling through a small forest. As I drove there, Nick Drake's song 'Saturday Sun' came into my mind...

FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF HEUMEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Drawing Shadows - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Drawing Shadows

In the dark forest no man is seen
There's merely the sound of wandering winds
Light draws dancing shadows between the trees
A narrow path leads to a singing heart

Just the wind as a companion, searching through a dark forest until you see light between the branches of the trees. The path meanders into a clearing...

It's a fragment from a photo I didn't think was good enough. But something kept me from throwing it away, until this small fragment of the image caught my eye.

FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF STENBJERG, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

The Morning Sun Awakens The Tree Spirits - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

The Morning Sun Awakens The Tree Spirits

The morning sun dances
from branch to branch,
whispering words of light
to awaken the spirits of the trees

Tree elves... There is certainly something special to see when you walk through a forest early in the morning...

FOREST 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

Light Of My Thoughts - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Light Of My Thoughts

In the morning of my dream
only shadows will remain
echoing the light of my thoughts

'Light of my thoughts' is one of the photos in a four-part black and white project, in which I photographed tree lanes as a charcoal like sketch. And I admit: it's my personal favorite in this project :)

PATH THROUGH THE FIELDS NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Yawning Winter Morning - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Yawning Winter Morning

Snowflakes dance with bashful sunbeams
on the yawn of an early winter morning

 Early in the morning on a cold and snowy day, a few sunbeams peep through the snow clouds. Nature slowly awakens with a yawn.

FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF HEUMEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Winds Of Light - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Winds Of Light

Swirling winds of light embrace the trees,
playing a sunny serenade on the branches
embracing me, touching my skin...

A cold day, the sun does not have enough power to warm up the fresh breeze. It's a very special feeling, almost as if you can feel the light on your skin.

FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF HEUMEN, THE NETHERLANDS

A Carpet Of Silence - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

A Carpet Of Silence

Come along, escape the hustle and bustle of this day on a little walk through a snowy forest.
Breathe in the cold air, listen to the silence intensified by the crunching fresh snow under your shoes...

FOREST NEAR THE TOWN OF VANG, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Passing Through The Wetlands Of Time - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Passing Through The Wetlands Of Time

A sunny afternoon, I slowly walk over a forest path.
It is quiet, not a single bird sings a song.
Time seems to stand still, like the waters in a swamp.
A moment of reflection.

FOREST 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

Strolling Down The Beech Lane

Strolling Down The Beech Lane

Down the beech lane
seeing a song on the tree bark
midwinter sunlight

Enjoying the winter light that plays her song on the bare trunks of the beech trees.

DOVER PLANTAGE NEAR THE CITY OF HURUP THY, DENMARK

Coloring The World With Crayons - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Coloring The World With Crayons

A beautiful autumn afternoon. A sun slightly covered by thin clouds, tumbles to the ground over the almost bare branches of the trees.
I ride my bike on a path next to a canal, on the edge of a forest near the place where I lived.
In the distance, the sunlight makes the branches and trees look delicate, almost fragile.
It looks as if the world is colored with crayons.

FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF HEUMEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Under An Amethyst Sun - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Under An Amethyst Sun

I dreamed myself a path last night...

A beautiful sunny winter day on a path near a canal in the vicinity of Nijmegen, my former hometown in The Netherlands.

FOREST NEAR THE TOWN OF MALDEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Weeping Wind - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Weeping Wind

A cold wind weeps into
the sleeping forest, soothes on
a bed of fallen leaves

A foggy winter morning in the beautiful old forest 'Dover plantage' near the city of Hurup Thy.

DOVER PLANTAGE NEAR THE CITY OF HURUP THY, DENMARK

Shadows Of Dreams - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Shadows Of Dreams

Walking in silence
between the shadows
of dreams to come

A beautiful spring day, early in the morning. I walk on a path between the fields, it is quiet, except for some noise of the wind and a few birds. The morning sun dazzles me a bit, the dark sides of the trees slowly glide past me. It feels as if I am walking through an alley of dreams that fleetingly present themselves to me.

PATH THROUGH THE FIELDS 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

Silver Hair, Ragged Shirt And Baggy Pants - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Silver Hair, Ragged Shirt And Baggy Pants

I knew a man Bojangles and he'd dance for you in worn out shoes
Silver hair, ragged shirt and baggy pants, that old soft shoe

He'd jump so high, he'd jump so high, will he likely touch down ?
Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles, dance.

The title of the photo is a line from the song Mr.Bojangles (I prefer the version by Bob Dylan :).
When I saw the brush strokes of light, the first lines of this song came into my mind...

SMALL NATURE RESERVE ON THE BORDER OF THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Strolling On A Leafy Lane - Abstract realistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Strolling On A Leafy Lane

Footsteps in the dust
strolling on a leafy lane
even trees are asleep

A hot, dry day in May. It is quiet, not a breath of wind. Everyone seems to be sleeping, even the trees...

FOREST NEAR THE CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

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