A blooming heath landscape in late summer - this is what many landscape photographers in Germany look forward to every year. Actually, I would rather present you with a purple-coloured series of heath photos in mid-September as usual, but that is basically cancelled 😒
The heathland landscapes between the Ruhr area and the Netherlands in particular were affected by massive drought. No question, you could see a few small patches of purple every now and then, but all in all, most of the bushes were dried up and pale.
Of course, this is only one of many symptoms in the context of this year's weather situation; I already felt sorry for nature in some places this year.
But that doesn't mean you can't take pictures on the beautiful heath. With a little perspective trickery, typical heather colours could have been staged, but I thought to myself, there will be better years for that again.
So I started capturing details of my favourite birch trees. The sky wouldn't have been any better anyway, except for one morning, and on that one morning the sky was a little too pink for me (dont really like this specific colour - when there are photographic alternatives, I snap away 😅)
However, this year the sun came through really well just after rising and I was able to capture some scenes that I really like in retrospect, and I hope you do too. I was able to convert the following images during outings with photographer friends, which I really enjoyed. Many greetings at this point to Willi, Martin and Holger!
It will be quiet on this blog for the next 4-5 weeks, as Christina and I will be in Norway for almost three weeks. I hope to be able to bring back some nice pictures, even though the weather forecast is already.....but I know that game by now 😉 Besides, I'm also looking forward to rest, as the last weeks have been quite turbulent.
Have a nice day and best regards,
I hope you like the series – many greetings 🖐