Unfortunately I’m not a regular blogger and since my last blog it has been a while. It’s partly due to the busy spring with lots of trips to different areas of spring flowers interest. Also, I’ve been busy to make work of extra exposure for my work. Since last week I’m represented by the photo stock agency KINA. I’m very excited about that.
On the many trips I made with my fellow photographer Jan, we also did go to the Haller forest in Belgium. The forest is known for the bluebells during a couple of weeks in spring. Actually, it was my second visit this year. The second visit was absolutely fabulous. We drove from home that morning at 3:45 am to get there in time for the sunrise. On our way we noticed that patches of mist was rolling over the landscape and we told each other that it would be nice to have some in the forest. Well we did have mist and what a mood it generated! We were not the only ones in the forest that Saturday; it was like a busy mall. Countless photographers were enjoying the scene displayed in front of them. The main area of attraction is around the valley of tears, or ”Tranendal”. We worked the area two times and each round we experienced different moods. It started with dense fog, making way for a watery sunlight during the morning. It was a challenge to capture the mood but I think we managed it well. After some time we decided to leave the crowds and find a quieter area for some macro work. The day was well spent and halfway in the afternoon we decided to call it a day. By then the locals entered the forest to enjoy. No place for a quiet photo session.
It is definitely a location to revisit each year but the mood we had this year will be hard to beat.