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Born from emptiness

Near the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, there is a small but beautiful nature reserve: Overasseltse- en Hatertse Vennen.
A landscape of fens, small groups of trees, heather and grassland.
Did all the Netherlands look like that thousands of years ago?
I like to think so…

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Shadows of the night - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Shadows of the night

Clouds are darkened
by the shadows
of the approaching night

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Reaching deep into the sky - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Reaching deep into the sky

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Into a white night - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Into a white night

For a brief moment, the last rays of the sun dazzle you
and take you to a silent, white night…

Dreamless sleep - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Dreamless sleep

At the end of the day,
the water sweeps the land
into a dreamless sleep

Birth of the night - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Birth of the night

In the fire of the sunset,
the day dies
for the night to be born

Washed in sunlight - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Washed in sunlight

The morning dawned,
she washed her hair
in sunlight.

Yawning spring morning - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Yawning spring morning

The breath of spring awakens the earth,
she yawns and stretches under her mossy blanket

Winter's voice - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Winter’s voice

Through the thinning morning mist
I hear the winter’s voice,
a song awakens nature

Born from emptiness - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Born from emptiness

Lost in an excess of impressions,
in search for the source of light,
where silence is born from emptiness

Flow into the night - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Flow into the night

Dreams flow into the night, oust the darkness
and invite our memories to appear from their shelters

A blanket for the night - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

A blanket for the night

The marshes seem to breathe heavily when the night falls
Their breath is condensing into fog patches that slowly rise from the water
A blanket for the night

Eventide - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Eventide

Pale evening light seems to rise up through the water,
where the wind is sleeping peacefully on the bottom of the marshes.
The silence of the night slowly supplants the rustle of the day.

Winds of change - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Winds of change

Setting sun –
a strong wind will push you,
changing day in night

Warm winds - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Warm winds

Warm winds
turn water into clouds
where they meet

The cold breath of the night - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef

The cold breath of the night

The sun is down
veils of mist flow over the land
the cold breath of the night silences my mind

 
Autumn wind - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photograph by Jacob Berghoef

Autumn wind

Orange flames

the day that dies
in autumn wind

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The night awakens

A glance in the mirror
thoughts falling asleep
The night awakens

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The waves die silently on the deserted shore

The wind causes small waves
that die without a sound
once they reach the overgrown shore

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Brushing the trees

The autumn wind is brushing the trees
and dresses the land in the colors of cold.
Nature is almost ready for winter.

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Painting dreams with the colors of silence

Morning is coming,
all that remains of dreams
are the colors of silence


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 100 H  x 150 W  centimeters
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I can no longer hear you


Now all your songs of beauty fail
The forest closes ’round you
The sun goes down behind a veil
‘Tis now that you would call me
So rest in peace my nightingale
Beneath your branch of holly
Fare thee well my nightingale
I lived but to be near you
Tho’ you are singing somewhere still
I can no longer hear you

From ‘Nightingale’ – Leonard Cohen (2004)
Published on the 7th of November 2016, the day of his death.

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Dance with me on a purple afternoon

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Veils of the night

The night covers the land
with the veil of a breathless kiss

 

 

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