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Spending time in the woods: trees in photography

by Emiel Van Den Boomen

Time has two faces: Chronos and Kairos. In short, Chronos is measured and counted, while Kairos is lived and experienced. Chronos is the quantitative part of time, the linear passage of time. Our daily work mostly revolves around Chronos: getting that project done on time, spending two hours on a meeting, and more. Like many, I have to escape Chronos from time to time. Leave my watch at home. Go outside and enjoy Kairos, the qualitative time of life. Kairos is lived and experienced, measuring moments, not seconds.

My forest photography time is my personal Kairos time. When the forest fills with mist, or turns into a colorful explosion in autumn, I forget about time. My camera moves and searches for the best way to capture that moment. My forest photography is a journal of my best Kairos moments. Enjoy this selection of forest photos from the past year. Follow me on Instagram for more forest photography.

In one of the photos, I am trying to be artistic. Successful? By the way, fancy an assignment? Find the 2 photos with the same tree on them….


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Jenna December 19, 2022 - 18:06

These are absolutely gorgeous. How wonderful for you that you live near such a beautiful and peaceful place!

Will December 19, 2022 - 14:58

Prachtige foto’s van vele bomen en een boom op 2 foto’s gevonden.


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