Visiting an old lake in the forest north of Copenhagen I was looking for some simple compositions – the trees by the lake is a good example of what I was looking for.

It was late in August but the trees were still very green but to get the mood I was looking for I desaturated the colours to make it a bit more relaxed for the eye. The photo was captured with the Canon 5D Mark II and the 24-105mm f/4 IS hand held. I added some vignette blur and desaturated the colours to give the image some atmosphere.

I really love the texture and colours of the old birch trees.

Martin Bay