We’re entering the most boring part of the year again, when autumn is gone and winter hasn’t arrived yet. So we have to search for different subjects for a while.
Another macro from the same location, date and time as the mushroom in my previous post. Big Star moss is named after its star shaped leaves, but I think the sporophytes are a lot more interesting.
Oops, sorry to interrupt you, little friend. I didn’t know this mushroom was already taken. I’ll find another one. :-)
Shot in the Speulderbos again, this time on November 17th. The light was very disappointing compared to a week earlier, so I decided to switch to plan B and get on my knees.
The fourth and probably last shot from the 10th of November. This time we’re back in deciduous woods, with a very orange/brown color theme. While I had trees at different distances to add depth in the previous images, this time I chose to get on my knees and use a trunk instead.
The third shot from a wonderful morning I had in the Speulderbos in the Netherlands. The light and haze were perfect for about two hours, so I had a lot of opportunities for great shots. This time I chose a shot of a pinetree area. The Speulderbos is a mixed forest. While deciduous forests turn orange in this time of year, the floor of pine forests actually turns green because of moss and new pine trees coming up.
This image was captured only 3 minutes after the previous post. Note how much the light changed in such a short time. The classic 3:2 image ratio is still my favorite, and I think this second composition suits that ratio better. That’s why the previous post was in 16:9.
My first ever visit to the Speulderbos in the Netherlands. Or my second visit if you count the scouting – I visited the woods last week to see what it was like, check the photographic opportunities. Had a pretty good day today, so there’ll be more content soon. :-)
The ‘secondary’ beach club on the Harger Beach, located 2 km south of the main entrance. This one is not accessible by car, but has a much larger parking lot for bicycles. And it’s a lot more photogenic during sunsets because of the wooden pathways and pole. :-)
My first daytime shot of 2019… Spring has arrived, so I’ll be more active than the past couple of months.
Sometimes you have to endure a bit of rain to get the right shot. This entire day was filled with short showers mixed with bursts of sunshine. Not the best circumstances for a walk on the beach, but it does provide saturated colors and an interesting sky. The bad weather also means that there wasn’t a lot of sailing going on, so I could use all the available catamarans as my foreground. :-)
Although most of my work is related to nature, it’s not all I do. Sometimes I just like to spend some time in my studio. Especially when the weather doesn’t cooperate. This studio provides a way to maintain a steady output. Otherwise I’d just be posting old material during winter.
This is a shot of a decommissioned hard disk drive, model Western Digital WD Green WD10EARS. I replaced this 1TB model with a 4TB version, and now the old drive will spend the rest of its days as a decorative piece in my studio. It combines my interests in photography and computer history. :-)