June 19, 2024No Comments

Wish

When I see
the colors of the sunset
the sparkles on the water
waves finding rest on the shore...
I no longer wish. I am

A sunny day at the beach of the North Sea, just north of the town of Agger in Denmark.

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June 18, 2024No Comments

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 !

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June 16, 2024No Comments

Tangled Trees

Tangled Trees

Trees tangled
together in green
A lonely road,
deep
into the woods
Shelter for the cold
May rain

A dark, chilly and rainy day in May. At some point the rain comes pouring down. But luckily, a beautiful lane with a tightly tangled canopy of leaves provides shelter.

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May 22, 20242 Comments

Fiesta In The Cherry Tree

Come with me to have a party in the cherry tree ! Take a look at the transformation from blossom to mature fruit.

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April 26, 20244 Comments

Reflection Of Stillness

Reflection Of Stillness

Translucent thoughts cling to my mind
A dream is blown away, without
disturbing the reflection of stillness

A sunny day in June in the nature reserve ....

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April 18, 20246 Comments

Autumn Fire

Autumn Fire

Cold trees lean against the morning sun,
full of longing.
Light swirls around the fading leaves,
a rustling autumn fire.

Early in the morning in a forest near the city of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. It is cold, but the autumn sun warms everything it touches.

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March 28, 2024No Comments

Twilight Rain

Late in the evening after a sunny day. The sun is about to set, the world is waiting for the night to come. Dark rain clouds cover the sky over the lake, a rain shower passes by.

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March 26, 20242 Comments

Misty Morning (2)

On the threshold of spring, I walk through the woods early on a cold and misty morning. Shreds of mist rise from the ground, the day is beginning.

A forest in the mist is fascinating and mysterious

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March 9, 2024No Comments

Creative Coaching Of Artists

Creative Coaching for Artists offers personalized guidance tailored to an artist's individual needs, using flexible communication methods like messenger and email. It's a mentorship that adapts to your schedule and intensity preference and is based not on a formal agreement but on trust and mutual understanding. This service provides actionable advice on presentation, social media usage, and professional development for a modest monthly fee, with the option of in-person workshops in Denmark.

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March 3, 2024Comments are off for this post.

The Earth Cries

Earth Cries

Huge amounts of toxic
content drowns the lands
Dead eyes,
the earth cries
The sun colors the morning
in the hues of dead trees
on the banks of greed
How high may become
the price the future
will have to pay?

" The computing power for AI models requires immense – and increasing – amounts of natural resources. Legislation is required to prevent environmental crisis.* "

Why can companies develop products and services that are a danger to a human being or even humanity? And that even without making a proper risk assessment beforehand and submitting it for approval to a government agency that judges on objective criteria that protect humanity and its home?

And why, after the production and delivery of a product or service is no longer of interest to them, can companies turn around and walk away with pockets bulging with money, after which a government becomes responsible for the damage and you and I foot the bill?

So why do you and I accept that we are footing the bill for the second time? Didn’t we already pay heavily for the highly profitable products and services for the companies as well?

And why do you and I allow money, the ultimate driver of greed, to rule us to a degree that our children and grandchildren will end up in a world that is completely poisoned and unlivable, even in those locations where Western man has been able to build his destructive world in a comfortably mild climate for the past millennia?

Addicted to consuming

Are we so addicted to consuming that we do not care at all, or that we think (hope) that inventiveness and not yet existing technology will bring the solution to problems that are already so big that we cannot comprehend the consequences, while technology has never yet brought an opolution to a big problem without in turn creating new, often bigger problems?

So tell me, what do you think a 1.5-degree temperature rise in the next decade will mean for the earth in - let's say - 150 years if it is not also and above all accompanied by an immediate end to greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and poisoning of air, water and land, depletion of the earth, destruction of biodiversity, ...?

Do you grant your grandchildren and/or the grandchildren of your family and friends, that world?

* Note: we are already in a huge environmental quadruple crisis. Are we longing for one more?
Link to the article the quote in the beginning of this post is referring too.

Artwork: Earth Cries (2), by me (of course...)

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Earth Cries High waves of toxic water drown the land Dead eyes, the earth cries
Earth Cries (2)

'Earth Cries (2)' is a new artwork in my collection 'Drowned Earth', prints are available, contact me for a quote.

ALL WE NEED IS LESS CONSUMING

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 your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

Want to know your ecological footprint? 

Visit this website: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en 

And do you want to reduce your ecological footprint?

Ask me, I will help you. For free. Or simply choose for Your Footprint in the menu.

June 1, 2023Comments are off for this post.

Getting lost in the pale light

Marshes captivate with their mysterious allure and fragile beauty, influencing Jacob Berghoef's latest 'Flat Lands' and 'Digital Art' series. His transformative digital art, derived from photos taken at Overasseltse En Hatertse Vennen, manifests in limited edition prints that embody the ethereal marshland atmosphere through surreal editing. His works are available for sale, complete with authenticity guarantees.

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May 18, 2023Comments are off for this post.

Spring Morning At The Pond

In "Spring Morning At The Pond," an artwork from the collection "Secret Places," I expressed the serene beauty of spring using digital techniques. Using impressionism and surrealism as the foundation, I transform photographs through color and effects to evoke a surreal atmosphere. Limited and open editions are available for purchase, with the limited edition including a signature and certificate of authenticity.

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January 1, 2023Comments are off for this post.

Awakening (2)

In the tranquil medieval village of Corenno Plinio, narrow streets and old stairs evoke a time long past, with few signs of modern tourism. The artwork 'Awakening (2)' from the 'Lost Cities' collection is a digitally altered photograph, aiming to capture a surrealistic atmosphere.

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December 31, 2022Comments are off for this post.

The First Light (2)

The first light
Slowly awakening trees,
for a brief moment
woven in liquid gold

'The First Light (2)' is a new artwork in my collection 'Wavy Fields’.

The First Light - Trees in golden morning light - Digital artwork based on fine art photography by Jacob Berghoef
The First Light - Trees in golden morning light - Digital artwork based on fine art photography by Jacob Berghoef

General info on the artwork The First Light

This is a digital artwork, printed with high-quality ink on museum-quality cotton paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm). The work comes in a limited edition of 10, signed and with a certificate of authenticity.

For these artworks, I start with one or more photographs made by myself. I edit it in multiple process runs and in several layers by color manipulation and adding and editing multiple digital photographic effects. I do that until a surrealistic atmosphere is created that touches me and tells the story I want to tell.

The photograph(s) I begin with has/have an impressionistic, surrealistic or abstract realist style, which is the basis for all my work.

Prints are available, ask for a quote or contact me through a message. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page

December 27, 2022Comments are off for this post.

Trees Cry

Thick clouds of black
smoke darken the sun
Eyes tear,
trees cry
The sun colors the evening
in the hues of the flames that
eat tree after tree
How high may become
the price the future
will have to pay?

I feel it as my mission to make people aware of the beauty, power and simultaneously fragility of nature. Yet at the same time, this sometimes feels like hypocrisy because I am part of the society that is causing the destruction of the habitability of the earth. Even though I do my best to live simply and keep my carbon footprint considerably smaller than "the use" of 1 earth.
At times when I feel that, I also feel an urge to create a work with a poignant message....

Trees Cry - Impressionistic surrealistic digital artwork by Jacob Berghoef
Trees Cry

General info on this artwork

This is a digital artwork, printed with high-quality ink on museum-quality cotton paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm). The work comes in a limited edition of 10, signed and with a certificate of authenticity.

For these artworks, I start with one or more photographs made by myself. I edit it in multiple process runs and in several layers by color manipulation and adding and editing multiple digital photographic effects. I do that until a surrealistic atmosphere is created that touches me and tells the story I want to tell.

The photograph(s) I begin with has/have an impressionistic, surrealistic or abstract realist style, which is the basis for all my work.

Prints are available, ask for a quote or contact me through a message. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page

ALL WE NEED IS LESS CONSUMING

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 your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

Want to know your ecological footprint? 

Visit this website: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en 

Want to reduce your ecological footprint?

Ask me, I will help you. For free. Or simply choose Your Footprint in the menu

December 27, 2022Comments are off for this post.

Birds Cry

Thick clouds of brown
smoke darken the sun
Eyes tear,
birds cry
The sun colors the evening
in the hues of the poison that
factories vomit
How high may become
the price the future
will have to pay?

I feel it is my mission to make people aware of the beauty and at the same time fragility of nature. At the same time, this sometimes feels like hypocrisy because I am part of the society that causes the destruction of the earth's habitability. Even though I do my best to live simply and keep my ecological footprint considerably smaller than "the use" of 1 earth.
At times when I feel that, I also feel an urge to create a work with a more poignant message....

Birds Cry - Surrealistic impressionistic fine art digital artwork by Jacob Berghoef. Climate crisis, climate emergency
Birds Cry

General info on this artwork

This is a digital artwork, printed with high-quality ink on museum-quality cotton paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm). The work comes in a limited edition of 10, signed and with a certificate of authenticity.

For these artworks, I start with one or more photographs made by myself. I edit it in multiple process runs and in several layers by color manipulation and adding and editing multiple digital photographic effects. I do that until a surrealistic atmosphere is created that touches me and tells the story I want to tell.

The photograph(s) I begin with has/have an impressionistic, surrealistic or abstract realist style, which is the basis for all my work.

Prints are available, ask for a quote or contact me through a message. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page

ALL WE NEED IS LESS CONSUMING

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 your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

Want to know your ecological footprint? 

Visit this website: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en 

Want to reduce your ecological footprint?

Ask me, I will help you. For free. Or simply choose Your Footprint in the menu

July 18, 2022Comments are off for this post.

Summer Evening At The Pond

I sit on a stone,
on the east side of the pond

Staring at the water,
waiting.
Nobody understands why

All I want is to see how
the setting sun colors the flowers
in the ripples
of a summer breeze.

Summer Evening At The Pond - See the evening sun color the flowers, reflecting in the rippling water of the pond - Surrealistic digital artwork by Jacob Berghoef
Summer Evening At The Pond

'Summer Evening At The Pond' is a new digital artwork in my collections 'Secret Places' and 'Digital Art'.

Prints are available, ask for a quote or contact me through a message. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page↗️.

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 destructive path of ever more…

January 26, 2022Comments are off for this post.

In A Dream

In a dream

you came to me on the silver
of a winter morning

Without a sound

you disappeared
into the light

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In A Dream - In a dream you came to me on the silver of a winter morning. Without a sound you disappeared into the light - Abstract realistic digital art by Jacob Berghoef
In A Dream

'In A Dream' is a new digital artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'.

Prints are available, ask for a quote or contact me through a message. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page.

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 13, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Entangled In Sunlight

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November 15, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Silent Light

I stand still and watch,
as the pale light of dawn
silently dispels the night.

I must admit that I have enjoyed converting a small selection of my forest photographs into intensely dark black and white artworks. They were of course meant to express my concern about the climate and the lack of climate action.

But they have also become a special way for me to look at my earlier work.
I hope you also enjoyed how the sparse light gave these artworks an intimate atmosphere.

Herewith the last one in this triptych. Early in the morning the light penetrates into the darkest corners of the world. After every night, a new day arrives…

'Silent Light' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'. It is inspired by the recent fruitless attempts by world leaders to arrive at decisive measures and concrete actions to combat the climate crisis.

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Silent Light - Early in the morning the light penetrates into the darkest corners of the forest. After every night, a new day arrives… - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Silent Light

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page, ask for a quote or contact me through a message.

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 13, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Sad Song

Empty words echo over the earth
Lost in broken promises,
a sad song
whispers between the trees

'Sad Song' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'. It is inspired by the recent fruitless attempts by world leaders to arrive at decisive measures and quick actions to combat the climate crisis.

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Sad Song - Empty words echo over the earth. Lost in broken promises, a sad song  whispers between the trees. - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Sad Song

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page, ask for a quote or contact me through a message.

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 11, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Whispers

Empty words echo over the earth
Lost in broken promises,
a sad song 
whispers between the trees

I am a thoroughly positive person, there is not much that can upset me. But there is 1 issue that I am genuinely very concerned about. Not for myself, I won't live to see it.
So today a post to express that....

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Whispers- Empty words echo over the earth. Lost in broken promises, a sad song  whispers between the trees. - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Whispers

'Whispers' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page, ask for a quote or contact me through a message.

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 2, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Feathers Of Light

Evening arrives, turning the trees into feathers of light.

An autumn walk through the beautiful forest Dover Plantation, near the town of Hurup Thy in North Jutland, Denmark.

'Feathers Of Light' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'.

Feathers Of Light - Evening arrives, turning the trees into Feathers of Light. - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Feathers Of Light

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page, ask for a quote or contact me through a message.

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'.

October 31, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Enchanting autumn light

Enjoy an overview of my latest work in newsletter number 6 !!

Withering Leaves (2) - A birch tree in the evening light. An experiment with my iPhone..... - Abstract expressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Withering Leaves (2)

August 26, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Scent Of The Night

The light slowly fades away,
not a sound to be heard
The scent of the night arrives

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

'Scent Of The Night' is a photo in my collections 'Flat Lands' and 'Evening Falls'.
I made it in a small nature reserve near the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Scent Of The Night - A special calm comes over the evening when the sun begins to disappear behind the horizon and the light of the day fades away. Nature awaits the night. - Impressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Scent Of The Night

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page, ask for a quote or contact me through a message.

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'.

August 23, 2021No Comments

Introspection (3)

The low tide
reveal what was hidden
introspection

A winter walk on the bank of the Limfjord, Denmark.
It's low tide, the bottom of the fjord becomes visible. The waves have left their marks, like every intense event in life...

'Introspection (3)' is an artwork in the collection "Along The Bank".

Introspection (3) - Low tide, reveal what was hidden - A winter walk on the bank of the Limfjord, Denmark. It's low tide, the bottom of the fjord becomes visible. The waves have left their marks, like every intense event in life... - Abstract realistic fine art seascape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Introspection (3)

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page, ask for a quote or contact me through a message.

ALL WE NEED IS LESS CONSUMING

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 your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

Want to know your ecological footprint? 

Visit this website: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en 

Want to reduce your ecological footprint?

Ask me, I will help you. For free. Or simply choose for Your Footprint in the menu.

June 8, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Green Song

All day in the spring rain
Wandering between the trees
Birds sing a green song

Do you know the sound of green? Listen to the birds in the trees after the rain.
Do you know the scent of green? Take a stroll through a wet spring forest.

Two weeks ago we spent a few days on the beautiful island of Langeland. On a rainy day we went to the northern half of the island. Right after a huge downpour, we walked into a dense forest that looked so fairytale-like, sensual and intensely green, it didn't seem real. Everything was green, the color, the scent, the sounds….

'Green Song' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'.
I made this photo in the beautiful old forest near the town of Tranekær on the island of Langeland, Denmark.

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Green Song - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography
Green Song

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page, ask for a quote or contact me through a message.

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'.

June 8, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Here I Am

The second work in the collaboration with Tress.c

"Here I Am" is a darker work to show the bitter days, the tiring days where the light is the stronger element that conveys "she's not done yet, she's still putting herself through it."

See the previous news post for the first artwork.

Tress.c - Here I Am
Here I Am

Also visit Tress.c's website to see her portfolio (Instagram).

Limited edition artworks and Open edition prints available at Saatchi Art or send me a message.

© Tress.c and Jacob Berghoef

June 7, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Crying Pines

A fellow artist told me about her way of working in an introductory conversation via the LinkedIn messenger. I wrote "if you have any ideas for collaboration sometime, let's hear it". And I totally meant that, because I love working with other artists.

That she would answer within two seconds "Oh, I already do !", I did not quite expect...

Tress.c (Visual Narrative Art) is a special artist. Using her own photography with edits in multiple layers, she creates artworks that tell a story. A visual story about the life of her daughter, who lives with "invisible" disabilities in the form of complex neurological disorders.

And now, as a beginning of our collaboration, she has created two artworks, using one of my photographs. The result is a powerful diptych representing the healing power of nature for her daughter. The power that calms her body, mind and spirit.
Tress.c has chosen to create this diptych to show her daughter's innocence, her strength and that inner battle that shines brightly in her eyes. To show how she is fighting for her own life.

Here is the first artwork: Crying Pines. "Crying Pines", is full of light and calm, to show the victories, the peace in her daughter's heart and where she is facing the viewers, challenging them to look at her as a whole, not as a handicap.

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Tress.c - Crying Pines
Tress.c - Crying Pines

Also visit Tress.c's website to see her portfolio (Instagram).

Limited edition artworks and Open edition prints available at Saatchi Art or send me a message.

© Tress.c and Jacob Berghoef

June 5, 2021No Comments

Tangled Trees (1)

Tangled Trees

Trees tangled
together in green
A lonely road,
deep
into the woods
Shelter for the cold
May rain

A dark, chilly and rainy day in May. At some point the rain comes pouring down. But luckily, a beautiful lane with a tightly tangled canopy of leaves provides shelter.

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May 14, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Dazzling Into The Light

The sound of a light breeze
Cherry blossom petals
dazzling into the light

Spring. A gentle breeze takes the petals of fading cherry blossoms into the light.

And now the cherry tree is also in bloom. A dozen bees and bumblebees are busy collecting pollen. There are not many bees, but they are here when the fruit trees bloom !

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Dazzling Into The Light - Impressionistic fine art flower photography by Jacob Berghoef
Dazzling Into The Light

'Dazzling Into The Light' is a new artwork in my collection 'Floral Souls'.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

May 12, 2021Comments are off for this post.

On Dragon Wings

Many, many times I have tried to make a photo in my style with my 'old' iPhone 4s. Especially early in the morning, when I walk the dog. Many hundreds of photos, and never there was one to my liking. Until, one beautiful morning, my movement of the phone was apparently quick and sure enough to successfully capture this flaming sunrise on dragon wings.

On Dragon Wings - Sunrise with flaming clouds - Impressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
On Dragon Wings

'On Dragon Wings' is a new artwork in my collection 'Wavy Fields'. I made it early in the morning while walking through the fields near my house.

Prints are available, 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'.

May 8, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Carry Away My Sorrows

You, harvester, who work so peacefully
Oh you, who harvest the wheat so peacefully
Harvest the sorrows from my soul
Harvest them and carry them away with you

I love Fado music and, more in general, Portuguese folk music.

One of the most beautiful Portuguese songs for me is Meu Alentejo sung by Dulce Pontes (see the link at the bottom of this post).
But even without knowing a translation of the lyrics (and I don't speak a word of Portuguese), this song really touched me the first time I heard it. And it still does...

Dulce is a singer who sings evocatively. Her voice is full of emotion. After I read the translation of the lyrics, I immediately saw a field before me with waving grain, ready to be harvested.
So I chose this artwork to go with the song by Dulce Pontes. A tribute to her, and to the region Alentejo she sings about.

The original lyrics and translation are also below the image.

Carry Away My Sorrows - Impressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Carry Away My Sorrows

'Carry Away My Sorrows' is a new artwork in my collection 'Wavy Fields'. I made it in the fields near the village Helligsø, North Jutland, Denmark.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Link to the song (Youtube)

The original lyrics:

Meu Alentejo

Eu não sei que tenho em Évora
Que de Évora me estou lembrando.
Quando chego ao rio Tejo
As ondas me vão levando...

Abalei do Alentejo,
Olhei para trás chorando.
Alentejo da minh'alma
Tão longe me vais ficando!

Ceifeira que andas à calma
Ai, e à calma ceifando o trigo
Ceifa as penas da minh'alma
Ceifa-as leva-as contigo

Abalei do Alentejo,
Olhei para trás chorando.
Alentejo da minh'alma
Tão longe me vais ficando!

English translation:

My Alentejo

I don't know what I left in Évora
That makes me remember Évora
When I reach the Tagus river
Its waves carry my soul away.

I suddenly left the Alentejo
And looked back, crying
Oh, Alentejo of my soul
You're so very far away from me!

You, harvester, who work so peacefully
Oh you, who harvest the wheat so peacefully
Harvest the sorrows from my soul
Harvest them and carry them away with you

I suddenly left the Alentejo
And looked back, crying
Oh, Alentejo of my soul
You're so very far away from me!

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'.

May 7, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Swirling Dance

Swirling Dance

Light drunken flowers
A swirling dance
in sun-drenched haze

Flowers of the Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea), seem to perform a whirling dance, drunk on sunlight.

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Swirling Dance - Abstract realistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Swirling Dance

Swirling Dance is a new artwork in my collection 'Floral Souls'.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

April 24, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Scent of Early Morning

A pine fragrance,
damp ground awakens
The first light
softly caresses the moss
A spring morning blends
with dark scents of the night

It's early in the morning. The first sunlight touches the moss between the trees. And as if the forest had been waiting for it, immediately the most wonderful scents rise up and mingle with the nightly smell of damp leaves and wood.

'Scent of Early Morning' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places‘.
I made this photo in the beautiful old forest ‘Dover plantage’ near the city of Hurup Thy, North Jutland, Denmark.

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Scent of Early Morning - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Scent of Early Morning

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

March 25, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Spring Sunset (4)

At the end of a gray spring day, a light breeze rises and the mist that has lain like a blanket over the land and sea all day disappears. A fairly dense cloud cover seems to conclude the day without sunshine.
But then a clear, cloudless sky appears on the horizon. I run outside with my camera, moments like this usually only last about 10 minutes....

'Spring Sunset (4)' is a new photo in my collection Evening Falls.

I made this photo at the end of a spring day, standing in the fields near my house in North Jutland, Denmark.

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Spring Sunset (4) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Spring Sunset (4)

Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

March 19, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Misty Morning (2)

Morning breaks over the silent forest
Clouds of mist rise from the moss,
carrying the cold of a winter's night

On the threshold of spring, I walk through the woods early on a cold and misty morning. Shreds of mist rise from the ground, the day is beginning.

'Misty Morning (2)' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places‘.
I made it in the beautiful old forest ‘Dover plantage’ near the city of Hurup Thy, North Jutland, Denmark. Tall, stately spruces in a planted forest, but fortunately they are not in boring straight rows….

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Misty Morning (2) - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Misty Morning (2)

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

ALL WE NEED IS LESS CONSUMING

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 your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

Want to know your ecological footprint? 

Visit this website: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en 

Want to reduce your ecological footprint?

Ask me, I will help you. For free.
Interested? Take a look here

March 17, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Valley Of Dreams (2)

The sun disappears behind the mountain peaks,
cold winds torment the valley
and awake the dreams of this night

Another photo that I made on the occasion of the exhibition 'El Duende' in 2017. I made two series of photos in the mountains near Bellano, Italy. When making those series, the theme of the exhibition inspired me. I went looking for the spirit of mountains and valleys.
Duende is identified as the spirit of evocation, physical and emotional response elicited by art.
Having the Duende is having that thrill that makes you smile or cry when seeing a particularly expressive artistic performance.
The term is often used in folk music in particular in Flamenco, during the most intense performance.

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Valley of Dreams (2) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Valley of Dreams (2)

'Valley Of Dreams (2)' is a new photo in my collection 'To The Top'.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

March 12, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Misty Morning

Morning breaks over the silent forest
Clouds of mist rise from the moss,
carrying the cold of a winter's night

On the threshold of spring, I walk through the woods early on a misty morning. Cold mist rises from the ground, the day is beginning.

'Misty Morning' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places‘.
I made it in the beautiful old forest ‘Dover plantage’ near the city of Hurup Thy, North Jutland, Denmark.

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Misty Morning - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Misty Morning

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

March 10, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Spirit Of The Valley (2)

I wandered through a valley of silence
that nobody ever touched before
In the dark of the evening
her spirit awoke
and filled my dreams

On the occasion of the exhibition 'El Duende' in 2017, I made two series of photos in the mountains near Bellano, Italy. When making those series, the theme of the exhibition inspired me. I went looking for the spirit of mountains and valleys.
Duende is identified as the spirit of evocation, physical and emotional response elicited by art.
Having the Duende is having that thrill that makes you smile or cry when seeing a particularly expressive artistic performance.
The term is often used in folk music in particular in Flamenco, during the most intense performance.

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Spirit Of The Valley (2) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Spirit Of The Valley (2)

'Spirit Of The Valley (2)' is a new photo in my collection 'To The Top'.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

March 4, 2021Comments are off for this post.

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, unfortunately that turns out not to be the case. But the morning light and the silence in the deserted forest, create a special atmosphere. It gives space to let your thoughts run free.

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

'Abandoned Forest' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'.
I made it in the beautiful old forest ‘Dover plantage’ near the city of Hurup Thy, North Jutland, Denmark.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

February 26, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Portfolio on Saatchi Art

Did you know you can see my complete portfolio on Saatchi Art? Scroll through all 550+ works at your leisure, or choose 1 of 13 collections with a particular theme.

All my works are for sale as Original Artwork (Limited Edition). But also as (Open Edition) print starting at US$ 55. If you wish you can even have it framed.

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SaatchiArt 2021 Portfolio Jacob Berghoef
SaatchiArt 2021 Portfolio Jacob Berghoef

Please contact me if you have questions or special wishes.

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'.

February 16, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Awakening Forest

Snow remnants melting
A soft breeze intoxicates me
The scent of a new morning

After a period of snow and frost, it has started to rain gently. The last remnants of snow melt, the damp forest breathes the fragrance of new life.

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

'Awakening Forest' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'. I made this photo in the beautiful forest Dover Plantation, near the town of Hurup Thy in Denmark.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

February 12, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Hidden dreams

Among the withered reeds,
shivering in winter winds,
cold water hides the dreams
of a summer long gone by

Soft waving reeds in a chilly breeze. The ripples on the icy water make it hard to see anything below the surface. An ideal hiding place for dreams…

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Hidden Dreams - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photograph by Jacob Berghoef
Hidden Dreams

'Hidden Dreams' is a new artwork in my collection 'Along The Bank'.
I made it during a bike ride along the lake Ørum Sø, North Jutland, Denmark.

Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

February 9, 2021Comments are off for this post.

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.

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

'Golden Haze' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'. Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

February 4, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Unfinished Dreams

Early morning light
Patches of unfinished dreams
float towards eternity

The soft light conjures vague veils between the trees, like pieces of dreams floating into eternity upon awakening.

Unfinished Dreams - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Unfinished Dreams

'Unfinished Dreams' is a new artwork in my collection 'The Narrow Path'.
I made this photo during a walk through the beautiful forest Dover Plantage, near the town of Hurup Thy in North Jutland, Denmark.

Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

January 31, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Lost

Colors disappear in the mist
I am overwhelmed by silence,
alone, afraid that I've lost my way
But then I realize, to find the way
is to stop looking

A gray, foggy day. A day like so many, where you only see vague outlines of the path you are walking. The silence and lack of sight are oppressive at first. Until you regain peace and confidence, and let the trees guide you.

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

'Lost' is a new artwork in my collection 'The Narrow Path'. Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

I made this photo on a gray rainy day on a path near a canal in the vicinity of the city of Nijmegen in The Netherlands.

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'.

January 30, 2021Comments are off for this post.

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….

I made this photo in the beautiful forest Dover Plantation, near the town of Hurup Thy in Denmark.

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

'Floating On Frozen Silence' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'. Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

January 20, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Lonely morning

A lonely cold morning
Footsteps muffled
Endless carpet of stillness

Fresh snow, as far as the eye can see. The forest looks spacious, light, and larger than usual. It is quiet, and the world feels deserted. Only the muffled crunch of my footsteps in the fresh snow.

After two years without 'real' snow, last week we had a few centimeters of snow. A wonderful moment to enjoy the silence of a white forest.

I made this photo in the beautiful forest Dover Plantation, near the town of Hurup Thy in Denmark.

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Lonely Morning - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef
Lonely Morning

'Lonely Morning' is a new artwork in my collection 'The Narrow Path'. Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

January 19, 2021Comments are off for this post.

In Daylight

Embrace the joy of daylight
Find comfort in the bright light
of a fresh breeze and the winter sun

Our day with no screens, no internet and (almost) no electricity was a breath of fresh air.

Literally, because we took a long walk. Figuratively, because we reflected and talked about our online time and use of electrical devices. Even in our minimalistic household, this generated several immediately implementable ideas, providing peace of mind, time for reflection, time to do different things for a change, and saving on our CO2 emissions.

So we will continue to do this. One day i-off and e-off every week.
We can heartily recommend it, if only to become aware of your i-use and e-use and the alternatives that are available.

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In Daylight - Experimental photography by Jacob Berghoef
In Daylight

Artwork: In Daylight (Inverted version of the artwork 'In Darkness')
The setting sun seen through a dense forest

'In Daylight' is a new artwork in my collection 'Quest For The Light'. I made this photo in the beautiful forest Dover Plantation, near the town of Hurup Thy in Denmark.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

January 17, 2021Comments are off for this post.

In Darkness

Embrace the silence of darkness
Find comfort in the scant light
of a candle and the winter sun

Anuscka and I decided to spend a day "in darkness" every week. Figuratively speaking that is, it will be a day with minimal use of electricity and no use of the internet, and screens in general.

Why? Because we are curious to see how we like it. Because we want to spend less time behind screens. Because we would like to have a recurrent period of silence and reflection. Because using very little electricity for a day contributes significantly to reducing our CO2 footprint...

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In Darkness - Experimental photography by Jacob Berghoef
In Darkness

Photo: In Darkness
The setting sun seen through a dense forest

'In Darkness' is a new artwork in my collection 'Quest For The Light'. I made this photo in the beautiful forest Dover Plantation, near the town of Hurup Thy in Denmark.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

January 15, 2021Comments are off for this post.

White Dawn

Falling snow muffles the moans of breaking waves.
A white silence rises from the morning twilight.
The snow-covered beach welcomes the day.

A walk on a virgin white beach on the first day this winter that snow has fallen. It's cold, quiet and breathtakingly beautiful… What a fantastic way to start a new day !

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White Dawn - Abstract realistic fine art seascape photography by Jacob Berghoef
White Dawn

'White Dawn' is a new artwork in my collection 'Infinite Sea'. I made this photo on the North Sea beach near the town of Agger, North Jutland, Denmark.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

January 11, 2021Comments are off for this post.

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.

I made this photo in the beautiful forest Dover Plantation, near the town of Hurup Thy in Denmark.

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

'Frozen Scent' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'. Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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'.

January 7, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Wings Of Light

Bare trees whisper
The evening arrives
on wings of light

Golden wings of light move slowly through the cold evening air, bringing the last light of the day into the darkening forest.

A walk through the beautiful forest Dover Plantage, near the town of Hurup Thy in North Jutland, Denmark.

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Wings Of Light - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Wings Of Light

'Wings Of Light' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'. Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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 24, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Autumn Evening

I see a gray day
drowning in the last light
Autumn evening

During a long walk in a dark and grey forest, the sun briefly breaks through just before sunset. A perfect start to an autumn evening...

Autumn Evening - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Autumn Evening

'Autumn Evening' is a new photo in my collection 'Secret Places'.

Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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 17, 2020Comments are off for this post.

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…

A walk through the beautiful forest Dover Plantage, near the town of Hurup Thy in North Jutland, Denmark.

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

'Song Of The Leaves' is a new artwork in my collection 'The Narrow Path', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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 12, 2020Comments are off for this post.

The Last Light

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

A walk through the beautiful forest Dover Plantage, near the town of Hurup Thy in North Jutland, Denmark.

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

'The Last Light' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page 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 8, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Voices Of The Trees

In the autumn sun
Voices in the forest whisper
From the rising haze

After many days of rain, the late afternoon sun shines almost horizontally through the damp forest. It's quiet, except for a soft whisper from the trees…

A walk through the beautiful forest Dover Plantage, near the town of Hurup Thy in North Jutland, Denmark.

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Voices Of The Trees - Impressionistic fine art forestscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Voices Of The Trees

'Voices Of The Trees' is a new artwork in my collection 'The Narrow Path', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

November 6, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Encounter

The wind whispers
where land encounters the sea
All sounds fade away

'Encounter' is a photo to the collection 'Wavy Fields'

I made this photo in early spring in the nature reserve Nationalpark Thy in northwest Jutland, Denmark.
This part of the nature reserve is called Hanstholm Vildtreservat (Hanstholm wildlife reserve).
On the horizon you can see a light blue stripe: the North Sea.

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Encounter - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Encounter

'Encounter' is a photo in the collection 'Wavy Fields', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

October 31, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Wandering Soul

Through dusk and silence,
wandering over deserted beaches

'Wandering soul' is an analog photo that I made during an evening walk on the beautiful North Sea beach near the town of Agger, North Jutland, Denmark.

I made this photo with an old Canon FTb SLR camera and a film with a 'best-before date' that is long gone...

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Wandering Soul - Abstract realistic and impressionistic fine art seascape photography
Wandering Soul

'Wandering Soul* is an artwork in my collection 'Infinite Sea', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

October 30, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Light of Emptiness

Silent shadows
push me to the light
Emptiness
whispers my name

'Light Of Emptiness' is an artwork in a four-part black and white project. In this project I photographed tree lanes as a charcoal like sketch.

I made this photo on a gray rainy day in May on a path between a canal and the fields, in the vicinity of the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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Light Of Emptiness - Impressionistic and minimalistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Light Of Emptiness

'Light Of Emptiness' is an artwork in my collection 'The Narrow Path', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

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