It’s the time of the year again where every photographer in Belgium and The Netherlands seems to be spending time in the Forest of Halle, just south of Brussels. In spring a carpet of bright bluebells covers the forest floor, a magical scene and probably one of the best locations for bluebells in mainland Europe.
But the place seems to become a victim of it’s own success as the hype is getting bigger and bigger every year. Last time I visited the place there were just too many people walking through the – very fragile – flowers and it was so busy that I decided that this would be my last visit to the forest for a while.
Luckily my last visit was a special one! It was a beautiful foggy dawn, making the scene even more mysterious and fairytale-like. As the sun rose above the horizon the fog slowly lifted and a soft light lit the fresh beech leaves in the trees above. These are two images from that last visit in 2014. Maybe one day I will return, just not this year :).
Check out some more images from the Forest of Halle here.