A last minute call today when I decide to go out for some photography. I decide to drive to an area called the Posbank on the Veluwe. When I’m driving I soon realise that I’ve left to late. My initial idea to photograph the Rozendaals sand at sunrise won’t be possible because the sun will be up when I arrive there.
I made a new plan and parked the car along the Beekhuizenstreet. The sun is shining over the hills of the Posbank but I can’t find a nice composition. In the distance I spot a Dead tree on the top of a hill and I decide to walk towards it.
When I arrive close to the tree I can see a nice image in my mind. I set up the tripod and focus on the tree. I’ve chosen a high spot creating a nice composition. The background behind the tree is much higher and in the shadows. I’m hoping the sun will come trough the clouds and light up my tree. It is a long wait but during this time some mist comes up creating an even better composition. After 45 minutes waiting in the cold wind magic happens. The bright warm sunlight come trough the clouds on my tree creating a magical image. Luckily the background stays in de shade and I feel very happy with this image.
I wanted to look around for other composition but I only had to turn to the right. I focused on the backlit treetops and it created a very nice yellow / golden scene with tree tops, light beams and mist.
After this shot I drive to the Rozendaals sand. The light Is gone but I just want to look around for possible future shoots. It surprises me how much nature has changed in two weeks’ time. Just two weeks ago I was busy with autumn shots but all autumn colours are gone. It seems autumn is gone and we are preparing for winter and I can’t wait for that!