2011
04.27

Spring is in full swing now and this is also the best time to visit the Halle wood. This year, March and April have been warm and dry months here in Belgium and I have the feeling that flowering of the bluebells (and other flowers) as well as appearance of leaves on trees has taken place earlier than usual.
The following pictures are the results my four visits to the Halle wood over the course of three weeks in April. Landscape photography can be demanding sometimes ! Even if I like my latest pictures, I still think that some of my best ones so far had been taken last year .
The first series of images has been taken on April, 9. As you can see, it was still early spring and leaves were barely appearing on the trees.

April 9, 2011 in the Halle woodApril 9, 2011 in the Halle woodApril 9, 2011 in the Halle wood

The next series has been taken on April, 16 and this was probably around the peak of the flowering.

April 16, 2011 in the Halle woodApril 16, 2011 in the Halle woodApril 16, 2011 in the Halle woodApril 16, 2011 in the Halle wood

Two days later, I went back in the evening hoping for low light on the flowers but, unfortunately, the leaves now fully out were blocking most of the light.

April 18, 2011 in the Halle woodApril 18, 2011 in the Halle woodApril 18, 2011 in the Halle woodApril 18, 2011 in the Halle wood

My last visit was on April, 22. As you can see, colours were already less intense. This was probably due to the combination of the tree leaves cover and the aging of the bluebells.

April 22, 2011 in the Halle wood

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