Today I would like to show you a series that is very close to my heart. Since I was unfortunately ill the last week, it comes with some delay...
It is about a special kind of tree, about the dwarf beeches, with the scientific name "Fagus sylvatica var". It is a rare variety of the common beech, which are probably the result of a genetic defect.
They are often very small (some older specimens even only 2-3m high) and are characterized by their fascinating twisted branches. When you stand next to their trunks, you find yourself under a kind of "bell", because the leaves usually reach down to the ground and you feel as if you are inside a tent.
A small but beautiful group of these trees is located on the island of Rügen - unfortunately I could not visit it yet. But outside of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern I found some nice ones 😉 The following 23 pictures were taken in NRW, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Lower Saxony.
The first images I was able to create in May and between September and November I have dealt with it in depth. During this time I saw about 60 of these trees; many oft them were great to look at on site and yet largely unphotogenic - for this series I have chosen a selection of what I consider to be the most beautiful ones I have seen so far.
On site it was a great experience and I hope to convey this fascination with my photographic realization!
I hope you enjoyed the series 😃🖐