Bergher forest in Zeddam, the Netherlands

Bergher forest in Zeddam, the Netherlands

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I know, I know… it is spring and almost summer and I am posting autumn photos.

Nevertheless I wanted to share these two edits of the same image. The photo was taken in the east parts of the Netherlands in the Bergher forest (Bergherbos) near the city of Zeddam.

Which one do you prefer, the color or black and white one?

April 2012 wallpaper

April 2012 wallpaper

April 2012 free desktop calendar wallpaper

The April 2012 wallpaper is based upon a photo I took a few years back at the Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården) in Stockholm.

The photo shows the Memorial Garden, which lies on a hill near the main entrance. The original design was done by Sigurd Lewerentz in 1961. Since it had the addition of a memorial site for laying flowers up on the hill it was redesigned by Göran Bergquist and Jan Wahlman as a stepped water feature for cut flowers.

The original photo has been edited with the onOne Software Adobe Photoshop plugins to give it an arty look.

Click on the image above to get the small version (1280x853px).

Click here if you want to get the large version (1920x1200px).

If you would like the wallpaper in another size just drop me a note.

Autumn is coming…

The days are clearly getting shorter, the temperatures in both the day- and nighttime are dropping and the first yellow leaves can be found on the trees here in Stockholm. Although the sun is still shining during a large part of the day and doing its best to warm up things, it is inevitable… the autumn is coming!

It has been a great summer, with early mornings and late evenings to catch the best light conditions. The weather has been good also, from time to time too warm to stay indoors. And that is the advantage from the months ahead of us, it will be cold and dark large part of the day, so that means time to spend behind the computer and post-process those images taken earlier.

I am currently testing some Photoshop plug-ins from onOne Software and Nik Software. From what I have seen so far it is great stuff with lots of opportunities to enhance my photos in a fast way, while remaining with great control over the creative process. Check out their websites for the latest software packages. You can download trial versions  for 30-days of use.

Below an image taken in “Nackareservatet” from a few years back to get into the mood for the autumn colors.

This image was taken with a Nikon D70 and a Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm lens @ 69mm; f/6.3 – 1/160sec – ISO200.