December 12, 2020Comments are off for this post.

MJR Gallery: Duende

A duende is a fairy- or goblin-like mythological creature from Spanish, Portuguese and South American folklore. Duendes also have some traits similar to goblins and kobolds.

The Duendes are forest spirits. They help people who get lost in the forest, so that they will find their way home.
In time, the Duende is also the spirit of evocation. The physical and emotional response, elicited by art. So having the Duende is equivalent to that thrill that makes you smile or cry in front of a particularly expressive artistic performance.

I made 'Duende' with an old analog camera. It was the first impressionistic forestscape photo with that camera.
A sunny morning on a path in a forest, near the city of Nijmegen in The Netherlands. The sunlight seems to dance across the path. It moves quickly from tree to tree. As a spirit that keeps an eye on me to see if I'm doing okay.

Limited Edition prints in 6 sizes are available in my collection in the online art gallery MJRGallery.com

Duende - Impressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Duende

Duende - impressionistic forestscape photography - Visit MJR Gallery 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'.

December 1, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Nebulae

A bright white light? Eternal darkness?

It is my conviction that after our death our spirit, our soul, travels to its origin somewhere in the universe. Once arrived, our energy is reunited with the energy from which everything around us once originated.

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Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (4)

As we know from the beautiful photographs taken by the Hubble telescope, the energy visible to us in the universe consists of light from countless stars. This light illuminates enormous gas nebulae in many fascinating colors. This is how I like to see myself. As a very small colored particle of dust. After leaving this physical existence, this particle returns to such an infinitely large, multicolored cloud of gas and dust.

The way there is an enchanting journey through space. Alternating between silent darkness and clouds full of light, color and tranquilizing sounds. After that long, fascinating journey, we arrive at our designated spot in that infinite space.

Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (1)

In the project Nebulae I wanted to visualize that journey. That is how a series of abstract photographic artworks came into being. Made by transforming nine abstract realistic photographs of sunsets over the North Sea along the coast of the Thy region, North Jutland, Denmark.

The series ‘Nebulae’ will have its own, new collection on Saatchi Art. Limited and open edition prints are available there, or contact me for a quote.

As soon as one of the artworks has been added to my Saatchi Art portfolio, you will be able to visit the page of that artwork by clicking on the image.

Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (2)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (3)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (5)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (6)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (7)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (8)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
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Nebulae - Abstract photographic art. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork pages 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'.

November 21, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Burning Sunset (3)

In a burning sunset,
the last breath of the day
welcomes the night

A cloudy evening at the end of winter, a cloudy sky creates a flaming sunset.

Sunset over the North Sea, seen from the hamlet in North Jutland, Denmark, where we live.

Burning Sunset (3) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography
Burning Sunset (3)

‘Burning sunset (3)’ is a newly added photo to my collection 'Evening Falls'. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

November 14, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Nordic Sunset (5)

A very cold winter afternoon, the sun almost sets. It is a bit cloudy, but clear. And clouds that veil the setting sun, provide the most beautiful colors when the sun goes down. A typical color palette for a Nordic sunset.

Sunset over the slightly frozen Limfjord, 7 years ago. We haven't had heavy frost and snow since that winter, here in North Jutland, Denmark…

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Nordic Sunset (5) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography
Nordic Sunset (5)

'Nordic Sunset (5) is a new artwork in my collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

November 7, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Nordic Sunset (4)

A cold winter afternoon, the sun almost sets. It is foggy. And fog, like clouds, provide the most beautiful colors when the sun goes down. A typical color palette for a Nordic sunset.

Sunset over the slightly frozen Limfjord, 7 years ago. We haven't had heavy frost and snow since that winter, here in North Jutland…

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Nordic Sunset 4 - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography.
Nordic Sunset 4

'Nordic Sunset (4)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

November 3, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Autumn Sunset (9)

The last autumn sunset artwork in this series. The wind is strong, clouds drift quickly along the sky, rushing to catch the last rays of light.

Sunset over the dunes along the North Sea and the bay Krik Vig, part of the Limfjord. I made this photo standing in the fields near the hamlet where I live.

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Autumn Sunset (9) - Abstract expressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Autumn Sunset (9)

'Autumn Sunset (8)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

November 1, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Shrouded (5): Bend Into The Night

Darkness falls,
the grass caresses the last light
and bends into the night.

The fifth and last photo in an abstract series of a sunset, using high grass as a filter for the bright light of the setting sun.

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Bend Into The Night - Abstract expressionistic fine art photography by Jacob Berghoef
Bend Into The Night

'Shrouded (5): Bend Into The Night' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls'. Prints are available in my portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

October 23, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Shrouded (4)

Darkness falls, grassy forms shatter into solar tears at the color-shrouded end of the day A new photo in an abstract series of a sunset, using high grass as a filter for the bright light of the setting sun. Text continues below the photo
Shrouded (4) - Abstract expressionistic fine art photography by Jacob Berghoef
Shrouded (4)
'Shrouded (4)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my portfolio at the artwork page.

October 22, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Shrouded (3)

While I was trying to photograph a sunset before the sun was completely below the horizon, I realized that the beauty of light is often determined by how it is filtered, veiled or scattered. Here on earth the light is always filtered by something. The atmosphere, clouds, a canopy, mist… In fact, all these 'filters' make the sunlight much more visible, even almost touchable… Shrouded (3) is a new photo in a small series of a sunset, photographed in my abstract realistic style through high grass. Text continues below the photo
Shrouded (3) - Abstract expressionistic fine art photography by Jacob Berghoef
Shrouded (3)
'Shrouded (3)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my portfolio at the artwork page.

October 20, 2020Comments are off for this post.

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The Photo below: Autumn Grass

Fragrant autumn grass
gently caressed
by the evening light

A sunset above the North Sea, seen through the high grass in a field close to our house.

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Autumn Grass (1) - Abstract realistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef

'Autumn Grass (1)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my portfolio at the artwork page.

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