A series of abstract realistic and impressionistic photos made in the nature reserve Agger Tange when the grasslands are largely under water.
The swampy pastures of this part of National Park Thy are wedged between the dunes of the North Sea and Krik Vig, a bay in the Limfjord. The area has a special tranquility. It is never silent: the singing of many species of birds is accompanied by the singing of the wind and the humming of the surf. In the wet periods of the year, the marshes cover almost the entire area. Nature is at rest, and has covered itself with a robe of water that continuously changes color and texture. The color palette of sun and clouds colors the fabric that the wind chooses: from satin and silk to a coarse woven natural linen. When I wander along the edges of these marshes, it is not difficult to imagine that I float above the water and then, in a calm, stately flight, become one with the fleeting colors of that moment.
Agger Tange is a swamp area just south of the coastal town of Agger on the North Sea coast of northwest Jutland, Denmark, and is part of Nationalpark Thy, the oldest nature reserve in Denmark.
This is the second of two series made in Agger Tange. The title of the first series is ‘Wander through deserted land‘.
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The hazy grasses
in the sunrise
Even the birds don’t fly
Summer noonday dreams
floating on the water
Summer is leaving,
fading sound of her wings –
a bird rises to the clouds
The sunlight awakens,
floating on the ripples
of the cold lake
On arrival of the morning,
a cold mist is kissed away
by the light of a new day
Left behind in the water
by a cold winter night,
brought ashore by a
breath of light.
Straying over the marshes,
come to rest in my mind
In the bay of placidity
searching for shelter
for the noise of this day
A new day overflows
the wetlands, the night
falls asleep in the cold water
Overflow the land in silence,
rise to the foot of the hills and
let them float
wherever the wind will take them
When morning comes, a light breeze is born,
slowly dispels the damp cold of the night
and welcomes the first rays of sunshine.
The touch of sunrise
gently floats the land
over the silk veil
of a winter breeze
color the sky with fading
feathers of evening light
A light sigh is heard over the still waters,
when the late sun kisses the earth
at the beginning of a quiet night
The sun is smiling,
then jumps over the horizon
toward a new day
The wind breathes a light snow over the marshes,
the land is covered with a white silence
The spirit floats high above
vague images of what lies ahead
The mind wanders
between fragments of our past
Tenderly embraced by the land,
she lies down under the blanket of dusk
A place to muse on the banks of the lake
The silent water is a mirror to my mind
Translucent thoughts cling to my mind
A dream is blown away, without
disturbing the reflection of stillness
Also available as triptich:
Stroll into the silence
Bleak waters reflect the cold
between wandering reeds
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