The autumn is in full swing at the moment with lots of mushrooms. The autumn colors are not at its optimum jet. In our region, in the west of the Netherlands, the woods are not very big. For large areas of woods we have to go to the center of the Netherlands, an area called “de Veluwe”. This area has some contour due to the glacial activity from the last ice age. A fast area of woods was created at the end of the ice age, mainly beech and pine. The woods are well accessible and once you have walked for some miles you are on your own.
The forest is littered with mushrooms and it is easy to find nice backdrops for a creative photograph. But the main attraction of the forest is the oddly shaped beech. The forest is therefor called the forest of the dancing trees. The straight trees were cut for building purposes and the others were saved for future generations, hence the dancing trees. Under the right conditions the forest is just magical. You need misty or rainy weather for the best results. Not the conditions we found this weekend thou. It was fairly bright and sunny weather, ideal for a nice walk and a lot of mushroom photography. I’ve the area high on my priority list for the weeks to come. I just have to wait for the optimum weather conditions.