Infrared in Ravensbosch

On the 15th and 22nd of April I did a photo-walk at the woodland called Ravensbosch. Ravensbosch is a small forest close to Valkenburg.

My standard approach is always to check Google maps for any suitable place to park at the location and to obtain a general impression of the woodland (type of trees etc.). The app “Buienradar” and the app “Clear Outside” predicted on both mornings changing and or possibly harsh lighting conditions. Not at all perfect for woodland-photography. So I decided to take both my infrared and standard camera with me. When the light is harsh, you can still create interesting images doing infrared photography.

Exploring a unknown location is always exiting. You do not know what you will encounter. The focus is not on creating a photograph at the best lighting and weather conditions, but to search for new photographic opportunities while enjoying nature. Locations have to be revisited a lot of times to ultimately get those beautiful photographs.

Ravensbosch has absolutely photographic potential. However at the time of the photo-walks this woodland was still not in full spring bloom. It still needs a couple of weeks to develop.

The first morning I explored the biggest part of the woodland. I found some interesting locations to photograph. Most of these locations were not in the forest itself, but at the edge of the woodland.

Due to the harsh lighting conditions, I shot mainly with the infrared camera. In this post I have enclosed my favourite infrared pictures of both photo-walks. I have inserted some grain into the infrared images. This to create a more “gritty old black and white look”.

I hope you like the images

Please feel free to leave some comments.

All content and photographs are (C) Copyright Ruud Maas. All Rights Reserved.

By Ruud Maas woodland-, landscape- and street-photography

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