Photos of trees
Woodlands, Misty forest scenes, Lone trees, My favorite subjects
ISO64 | 58mm | f16 | 1/320s | 12/2020
ISO31 | 70mm | f11 | 1/30s | 10/2020
ISO64 | 190mm | f8 | 1/25s | 11/2020
The moment I noticed this sapling, my attention was drawn to its beautiful shape and its position in the rolling landscape. Furthermore, there were no disturbing background elements, which is always nice. This morning there was some fog so I decided to go for a black and white photo. I will certainly head back in spring when the sun sets right behind this lovely little fellow.
ISO100 | 26mm | f11 | 1/15s | 06/2020
One from last summer. Great dark skies with heavy clouds. Time to head to one of my favorite local trees, since there is always a chance of good light during sunset and I love the look of a dark sky in my photos. The light created a wonderful contrast between the dark sky and the last light of the day.
ISO31 | 116mm | f8 | 1/13s | 07/2020
Golden hour tree
Someday during golden hour, I hope to photograph this slanted lone tree when there is a nice clear blue sky, with just that one, pure white baby cloud in the background. Well, not this time, but I noticed this white cloud going in the right direction and it was just a matter of wait for that fluffy fellow to go in position. Because the sunlight came from the side, I used my polarizer filter to suppress glare, darken the sky and increase the contrast with the clouds. I'm happy with the result.
ISO64 | 70mm | f11 | 1/160s | 06/2020
ISO64 | 90mm | f8 | 1/200s | 05/2020
ISO64 | 70mm | f8 | 1/200s | 10/2019
ISO64 | 86mm | f8 | 1/30s | 03/2020
The answer to the question if this scene would be great in black and white was as clear as the cloudless blue sky. The early morning sunlight came from the right, giving me the opportunity to use a polarizer to darken the blue sky. I photographed this tree before and I really like the simplicity of the scene and the fact that there is one, and only one spot and one height to set up my tripod to take this photo without any distracting elements. Some day I hope to photograph this tree during a stormy day with dark clouds and maybe a rainbow as a bonus. 😎
ISO64 | 24mm | f11 | 1/1.3s | 12/2019
Lone pine tree
Although I tried to photograph this tree many times, I never managed to get it framed in a way that would please me. There was always a distracting element in the frame or the weather was uninspiring. This morning though the mist was very dense, eliminating any distracting objects in the background. Yeah! The result is a very simple and clean intimate landscape photo with which I am very satisfied. 🌲
ISO64 | 155mm | f11 | 1/25s | 12/2019
ISO64 | 125mm | f11 | 1/640s | 10/2019
Golden hour sunset
October version of the same group of trees I photographed a few months ago, when the setting sun was way more to the right and outside of the frame. I planned to come back early October, when the position of the setting sun would be more behind, or at least closer to the trees, what hopefully has turned out to be a great shot.
ISO100 | 112mm | f11 | 1/15s | 08/2019
The nice shape of the tree and the position in the landscape caught my attention. Because it was standing on top of a small ridge in the slightly rolling landscape, I was able to photograph the tree without any distracting background objects. I had to position my tripod in a way that no branches or twigs were 'touching' the ground. There was just enough sky between the tree and the horizon. The clouds in the sky emphasize the horizontal lines of the tree and the horizon.
ISO50 | 70mm | f8 | 1/6s | 05/2019
ISO100 | 70mm | f8 | 1/30s | 05/2019
ISO50 | 70mm | f11 | 1/8s | 01/2019
ISO50 | 122mm | f8 | 1/8s | 01/2019
No sun, no clouds, no light, just rainy, windy and grey conditions this morning. I decided to go for a black and white image. I personally like the look of deciduous trees in winter, especially with these hazy conditions. Putting the trees in the lower part of the photo adds interest to the scene.
ISO50 | 150mm | f11 | 1/6s | 12/2018
ISO50 | 110mm | f11 | 1/30s | 11/2018
ISO50 | 90mm | f11 | 1/3s | 09/2018
ISO50 | 200mm | f9.5 | 1/45s | 03/2019
I passed by this tree several times and it seems as if it has been struck by lightning. At least it gave me the opportunity to take this photograph, although it was a bit of a hassle to position my tripod in the right position. At first the sun was too yellow and too bright, but after a while it turned beautifully orange, revealing its spherical shape.
ISO50 | 16mm | f11 | 1/10s | 04/2018
ISO50 | 165mm | f11 | 1/320s | 08/2018
ISO50 | 116mm | f9 | 1/8s | 12/2016
ISO50 | 95mm | f11 | 2s | 06/2018
ISO50 | 140mm | f11 | 1/8s | 04/2018
A part of 'Deelerwoud' consists of heath. That's where I saw this small group of trees in the distance. It looks as if they were gathering for the night. The white clouds, the blue sky and the warm orange light from the setting sun provided a beautiful layered backdrop for this photograph.
ISO50 | 16mm | f11 | 1/20s | 04/2018
ISO50 | 130mm | f8 | 2s | 11/2017
ISO50 | 24mm | f9 | 1/40s | 03/2017
To find a lone tree to stand out from the background without any distracting elements, look for a tree that's situated on top of a hill. This is hard to find in The Netherlands, where almost all the land is flat. Luckily, there are some push moraines from the last Glacial period in National Park Veluwezoom. Being there around sunrise was necessary to get a nice background glow behind this bare tree.