Photoshoot The Speulderbos
Every place, path, corner shows a beautiful composition. I don't know when to stop. I constantly shoot photos until 6pm. I drive back to Garderen to have a quick bite to eat and then immediately drive back and see the other side of the forest. I stay in the forest until the sun sets around 9:30 PM.
In the morning at 5.30 AM awake to watch the sunrise in Het Speulderbos at 6 AM. Fortunately, I got to know the forest well and can now visit the beautiful places again to capture them with the morning light. The sun does not really come through so early, but that only ensures that the photos do not get too much contrast, which only benefits the atmospheric images that I ultimately want to make of it.
I still take pictures until 11am and have to go back south for an afternoon appointment, which is canceled afterwards; (but that doesn't make it any less fun :). In short, these were two fantastic days and I am sure that I can be found here again in the fall.
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About the author
Kees van Dongen is a landscape photographer based in Helmond in the Netherlands.
He is involved in forest photography and gives workshops about photography and post-processing for photo editing.