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The naked tree

Typically Dutch, those country roads lined with trees, I often hear foreigners comment. I checked. Some of these roads go back to Roman times. The orderly lines of trees were apparently planted there for a variety of reasons: amongst others, shade, windbreaker, as a guidance after snowfall, to drain water, to house animals and insects ... Anyway, graphically it's a treat.

Museum garden

Minimalist ICM taken during lunch at Noordbrabants Museum, exposure 0,3 sec, F/22 @ 105 mm.

--- 25 June 2021, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL) ---

Two trees

Country lane

I admit, it's become a sort of an addiction to make pictures of the tall trees alongside the road we live at, but for the meantime I can't get enough of them. 1,5 sec @ F/13 at 300 mm, 6-stopper.

--- 21 June 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Row of trees

Threesome

A bit further along the road I found these three trees with a nice soft light on them. Movement was upwards and stopping when I reached the crown of the trees. It's a sister shot from the one further down on this page. Exposure 2 sec @ F/38 @ 300 mm.

--- 14 May 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Trees along the street

Row of trees in the evening light

Yes, I'm 'into trees' at the moment. Can't help it. Exposure 4 sec @ F/16, 83 mm, 6-stopper. Movement going upwards and then holding still.

--- 1 June 2021, Est (NL) ---

Close-up of cat

Row of trees

The green of the trees is getting dominant in nature now. I tried to go after the pastel water colourish tones and get an impressionist image. Exposure 2 sec @ F/27, 70-300 mm @ 300 mm, movement upwards with a light glide to the left.

--- 28 May 2021, Est (NL) ---

Row of trees

Minimal

Line of trees in front of our house, movement straight upwards, shot on a foggy morning. Exposure 1,5 sec @ F/22 at 105 mm, 6-stopper.

--- 23 May 2021, Est (NL) ---

Row of trees

Minimal (2)

Same line of trees in front of our house, movement straight upwards. Exposure 1,5 sec @ F/22 at 105 mm, 6-stopper.

--- 23 May 2021, Est (NL) ---

Row of trees

Impressionist

For just a few minutes, the sun appeared from behind the clouds after a day of rain, thunder and lots of cloud. Straight out of the camera using a jiggly upward movement, 4 sec, F/11, 24-105 mm @ 34 mm, H&Y 64 (6 stopper).

--- 19 May 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Narcissus along a ditch

Country lane

The trees are just about to bear leaves. Edits: RAW to jpeg, no cropping, contrast. Settings DSLR: 2 sec, F/22, 24-105 mm @ 105 mm, full frame, ISO200, IS disabled, handheld, H&Y filter ND64. Movement: slowly going up.

--- 12 May 2021, Rumpt (NL) ---

Dreef in Est

Buttercups

From a slightly different angle earlier in the day, this is the same ditch with buttercups as the one above, the movement was different though: 1,5 sec upwards twice stopping during exposure.

--- 12 May 2021, Est (NL) ---

Rapeseed along a ditch

Evening light

Shot just outside our house, trees lining the road, with a weak setting sun. 3 sec @ F/32, 70-300 mm @ 100 mm, H&Y filter 6 stopper to lower the shutter speed.

--- 26 Apr 2021, Est (NL) ---

Tree

Barren

Rather straightforward upward movement with a slight jiggle. Exposure 3 sec @ F/22, 70-300 mm @ 91 mm, H&Y filter 6 stopper.

--- 11 Apr 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Est Betuwe Netherlands

Looking through the bend

Same point of view, different technique: movement is going up in a straight line. Exposure 1.5 sec @ F/22, 104 mm, 6-stopper.

--- 28 Feb 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Trees at Dreef

Charcoal

Same bend in the road, again a dull day so no colour in the sky. 6 sec exposure @ F/32, 83 mm focal length, H&Y 6 stopper, slow upward movement.

--- 23 March 2021, Est (NL) ---

Trees at de Dreef

Buttercups and rapeseed

I combined a sharp image of the road near Est with an ICM version of 1 sec with an upward movement halting half way for a short moment.

--- 14 May 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Trees along the street

Rapeseed along the dyke

A different approach: the river Waal, though meandering beautifully through a gorgeous river landscape, is at the same time a sleeping giant: it scared the h*ll out of us when we, together with 250,000 people, had to leave our house in January 1995 at a few hours' notice as the dyke was about to break. Hence the somewhat uncanny atmosphere I tried to create. 7th place at Fotocafé Zaltbommel.

--- 10 Apr 2021, Varik (NL) 👁 more icm ---

High water at the river Waal

Trees against the sky

It's a slow spring and it will take a few more weeks before these willows will carry leaves. 1 sec @ F/19.

--- 18 Apr 2021, Est (NL) ---

Branches of willows

The Steendert

An abstract image shot during a walk along a lovely footpath around a well at the 'Steendert'.

--- 5 Apr 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Bushes along a walking path

Willows about to bear leaves

I don't know enough about willows, but I have never seen branches this yellow before. They made me park on the grass and I tried to catch them.

--- 15 Apr 2021, Tiel (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Willows about to bear leaves

Willows about to bear leaves

I don't know enough about willows, but I have never seen branches this yellow before. They made me park on the grass and I tried to catch them.

--- 15 Apr 2021, Tiel (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Dreef Est