My Latest Photos and Activities


June 2022
Beautiful Scandinavian Landscapes
During my holiday in Norway and Sweden I enjoyed the beautiful Scandinavian landscapes a lot!
First picture taken with focal length 23mm on the peninsula of Sollerön in Lake Siljan in Dalarna, Sweden. Second photo with focal length 195mm at a beautiful lake in Torsby, Sweden and the third photo with long exposure of 17sec and focal length 100mm in Drammen, Norway. 
All three photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s



May 2022
From Sunshine to Moonshine
Went out with two photo buddies. Cozy and inspiring! And made some minimalistic photos.
First photo taken shortly after sunset at the Trintelhaven, halfway the Markerwaarddijk that connects Lelystad with Enkhuizen. The Markerwaarddijk (also known as Houtribdijk or Enkhuizen-Lelystad dike) is a 26 km long dam that separates the IJsselmeer from the Markermeer and was constructed between 1963 and 1976. After the Afsluitdijk, it is the longest dam in the Netherlands.
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 45-100mm @45mm, ISO 1600, f/16, 120 sec. And with CPL, ND and H-GND filters
Fishing nets in the moonlight. Partly due to the moonlight, a minimalist and serene image is created. With this image I try to convey this tranquility. This second photo was taken in full moonlight after sunset at the Trintelhaven.
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 45-100mm @100mm, ISO 1600, f/16, 120 sec. And with CPL, ND and H-GND filters



May 2022
Macro in Red and Blue
Macro experiment with red and blue light.
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 50mm and the MECX-45G macro extension tube



May 2022
Python Moves
Two photos from the Python Bridge in the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam. The name refers to its distinctive wavy shape, like a python on the move. First photo playing with steel wool, creating special light effects. With photo-buddy Jeroen, the perfect steel wool slinger! And the second photo converted to the beautiful Fuji Acros Film Simulation.
Photos taken from a tripod with Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm. With long exposure and two GND-filters.



May 2022
Enjoying the North Veluwe
Enjoying the environment and landscape of the Noord-Veluwe together with photo buddies Frank and Nohemi. A cold but beautiful sunrise at Staverden Castle, a visit to the refreshingly green Speulderbos and a beautiful walk through the Leuvenum forest!
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 23mm and GF 100-200mm



April 2022
Spring flowers
A triptych with a spring bellflower, a purple lapwing flower and the less common white lapwing flower. 
Normally the lapwing flower has purple checkered petals. The white petals may be the result of a mutation: an error in the plant's genes. The spring bellflower is a bulbous plant from the daffodil family. The tepals have a green spot.
Photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 100-200mm and the MCEX-45G macro extension tube



April 2022 
Marker Wadden, A Unique Ecosystem
A nice day on the Marker Wadden together with colleague Remco. Back and forth with the Abel Tasman, a beautiful old ship.
Marker Wadden is a cluster of five new, uninhabited natural islands, which were artificially created from 2016 to 2021, in the Markermeer. These 'Marker Wadden' form a unique ecosystem that boost biodiversity in the Netherlands. The islands are located approximately four kilometers from the Houtribdijk, which connects Enkhuizen and Lelystad. The distance to Lelystad is nine kilometers.
All photos taken in April with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm. With Kase CPL-, ND- and GND-filters



April 2022
  Street Photography
Street Photography on sunny days in Leiden and Den Bosch. Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 50mm and GF 45-100mm



March 2022
  Beautiful Places
Photo 1  -  Radio Kootwijk
Radio Kootwijk is a former transmitter park on the Veluwe, west of the town of Apeldoorn, which in the first half of the 20th century formed an important communication link between the Netherlands and its former colonies, especially the Dutch East Indies. It was built from 1918. Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 23mm (18mm FF equivalent)
Photo 2  -  Just married!
Photo of a newly married couple in a lane full of beautiful blossoms. Location: Terracotta Street in Almere. Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 100-200mm at 100mm (79mm FF equivalent)
Photo 3  -  War memorial in Harderwijk
It is a memorial to killed Allied airmen. The four-meter-high monument depicts an airplane crashing into the water. During the Second World War, 117 Allied airmen were killed near Harderwijk. Among them are Americans, British, Canadians, South Africans and New Zealanders. Fujifilm GFX 50s with the GF 23mm (18mm FF equivalent)



March 2022
 Beautiful  architectural Masterpieces
On the west side of the Central Station in Den Bosch you will find the Paleiskwartier. With beautiful architectural masterpieces of modern architecture. Photos taken shortly after sunset. 
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 23mm and with CPL- and GND-filters



March 2022
 Sunset at Pumping station
Sunset at the pumping station on the Bossche Broek. The ferry 'De Moerasdraak' (a self-service chain ferry across the river Dommel in Den Bosch) connects Vughtereiland with Bossche Broek.
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 23mm (18mm FF equivalent). ISO100, f/22, 5 sec, Kase CPL- and GND-filters



March 2022
Photo Published!
My photo of a fantastic sunrise at the Mudflats at Moddergat is published on the cover of ‘IN BEELD', edition 107, the quarterly magazine from the Dutch Photobond. This amazing light explosion with beautiful reflection of the light is captured with the Fujifilm GFX50s with the 17mm Laowa wide angle, ISO 400, f/22 and 0.4 sec. And with the use of CPL, ND and GND filters. 
It was early to get up, left immediately after half past four from home, but well worth it! It was an admirable experience!!



February 2022
Leiden City
Beautiful Leiden City, day and night! 
Photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s. 
Day photo: GF 45-100 @53mm (42mm FF equivalent). Camera settings: ISO 400, f/16 and 1/160 sec. Night photo: GF 23mm (18mm FF equivalent). Camera settings: ISO 400, f/16 and 20 sec exposure



February 2022
Special Light Effects
Pleasant photo evening at the Lentse Warande with the photo club. Playing with steel wool and light tubes, creating special light effects. Photos taken from tripod with Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm @45mm.
Camera settings: Velvia Film Simulation and ISO 200, f/10-14 and 20-25 sec exposure. Without filters



January 2022
Mysterious Forest
A view into the mysterious forest at Baraque Michel. Photos taken during a fantastic weekend in the 'Hoge Venen' in the Ardennes with the Fuji GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm. First one taken at 100mm (79mm FF equivalent, with a little bit of ICM) and the second one at 45mm (36mm FF equivalent). 
Camera settings: Velvia Film Simulation and ISO 400. Both photos without filters. First photo f/16 and 1/2 sec exposure. Second photo f/4.0 and 1/170 sec



January 2022
The 'Dead - Tree - Landscape'
Fantastic weekend in the 'Hoge Venen' in the Ardennes with photo buddy Frank Laurens. Photos taken at Le Noir Flohay, an hour's walk from Baraque Michel. Le Noir Flohay is an area where a large part of the pine trees were burned in 2011 due to drought. It has resulted in a beautiful area where, partly due to the combination with the snow and fog, there is a desolate but also serene atmosphere. The skeletons of the trees sometimes have very beautiful shapes. I kept taking pictures! 
All photos are taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 100-200mm and the GF 45-100mm



January 2022
Fast Dynamic Flows  -  Hoge Venen
Photos from a fantastic weekend in the Ardennes. Photos taken at the La Hoëgne river near Pont Centenaire with ICM (intentional camera movement). The dynamics of the fast flowing water in the La Hoëgne river can be clearly seen. 
Photos are taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 100-200mm and with the use of a CPL-filter from Kase



January 2022
Great start to 2022!
The year 2022 started well for me!
My photo of the Volcanic Eruption at Fagradalsfjall in Iceland made it into the selection of 25 best landscape photos in the Xpozer landscape photo contest! I enjoyed the impressive magma spewing volcano. It required a 'hike' of a total of 16 km through the mountains, but definitely worth it! A great experience, truly an impressive natural phenomenon.
Captured with the Fujifilm GFX 50s with the GF 45-100 at 100mm, ISO 3200, f/22 and 1,8 sec. And with the use of CPL and GND filters



December 2021
My Favorites of 2021​​​​
By the end of the year it is time for the annual overview!!
I made an overview of 2021 with a selection of my top photos! Curious? Click on the buttons:



November 2021
My Iceland Photo Book is ready!
Yesss! My Iceland Photo Book is ready. The photo book contains a collection of my most beautiful Iceland photos. Sorted by region. You can view the online version of my photo book by clicking on the photo below.
Would you like to buy a hard copy of my photo book? Send me a message via the contact-button below if you are interested!



November 2021
Awkward Selfies
Some crazy, awkward and weird selfies... photos taken during a festive 35th anniversary meeting of photo club Focel




November 2021
Exploding Autumn Colors in Speulderbos
The Speulderbos is a nature reserve, centrally located on the Veluwe, between Ermelo and Garderen. It is one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands. The area was formed during an ice age, which is reflected in the moraines, among other things. There are many crooked trees in the forest, because they were less suitable for building boats, so they were spared. They are also known as the 'dancing trees'.
All photos shot from tripod with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the magnificent GF 250mm (200mm FF equivalent). Camera settings: Velvia Film Simulation, ISO 400, f/22 and f/4.0. I used a Kase CPL-filter



Summer of 2021
Land of 'Fire and Ice'
First I enjoyed a one-week trip in July 2021 in Iceland with nature- and landscape-photographer Marcel van Balkom. It was a short camper-trip and we've been in the south-west and south of Iceland. 
 And in August / September 2021 I made a two-week photo tour with a group of enthusiastic photographers also with guidance of Marcel van Balkom. In these two weeks we travelled in four campers and followed the complete ring-highway around Iceland.
 I literally experienced the land of 'Fire and Ice'! What a beautiful nature and landscapes!!



April 2021
The Smoking Eel Project
Eels smoked by Fred in his small eel smokehouse. The entire process of smoking 22 eels from start to finish. 
All photos shot with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 23mm (18mm FF equivalent). Camera settings: Auto ISO (100-250), f/5.6 and 1/125 sec. Converted to the ACROS+G-filter Film Simulation



March 2021
Oostmahorn Lighthouse
Long exposure photo with special and playful editing in Lightroom. 
Fujifilm GFX 50s with Laowa 17mm (13mm FF equivalent). And with Kase filters (CPL, ND, GND)



February 2021
Sunrise in Meinerswijk
It is slowly getting light... photo taken in the Meinerswijk Floodplain Park between Arnhem and Driel (my former hometown).
This is the first photo with my new Fujifilm GFX 50s medium format camera with the GF 32-64mm. Shot @32mm (25mm FF equivalent). Slow shutter speed 0.6sec, f/11, ISO 200. I also used Kase 150mm magnetic CPL-filter and R-GND filter. In Lightroom finished with the beautiful Fujifilm Provia Filmsimulation.
What a detail and dynamic range!!



February 2021
Sunrise in Biesbosch National Parc
Snow, ice, high tide and rising sun in the Biesbosch National Park... the perfect combination to enjoy the beautiful nature. Because the water is sinking, a beautiful landscape is created! 
Long exposures taken with the Fujifilm X-H1, the super wide-angle zoom XF 8-16mm @8mm (12mm FF equivalent) and with polarizer and gray filters from Kase



February 2021
High Water​​​​​ 
How beautiful the river area is... especially during high water! The combination of high water with long exposure creates serene pictures. 
The first photo is a panorama of three photos. Taken in floodplain park Meinerswijk with my Fujifilm X-H1 and the XF 23mm (35mm FF equivalent). ISO 400, f/11 and 120 sec. With polarizing filter, ND1000- and GND-filter from Kase
Next two photos are also taken in the beautiful floodplain park Meinerswijk and brought together in a diptych. 
Photos taken with my Fujifilm X-H1. The photo with the two towers next to Arnhem Central Station shot with the XF 55-200 @75mm (113mm FF equivalent), ISO 400, f/16 and 26 sec. The photo with the railway bridge shot with the XF 23mm (35mm FF equivalent) at ISO 400, f/11 and also 26 sec. Both photos with polarizing filter and ND-filter
The river Rhine during high water. With flooded floodplains. And with a beautiful reflection because there was hardly any wind and no strong water flow. Photo taken near Randwijk with my Fuji X-H1 and XF 23mm (35mm FF equivalent). Shutter speed 120 sec. ISO 400 and f/11. And of course with my polarizer and ND-filter



November 2020
Red car in Motion
Railway viaduct Willemsplein, Arnhem. This photo with the titel 'Red car in motion' is taken with the Fuji X-H1 and my super wide-angle zoom at 8mm (12mm FF equivalent), f/5.6, ISO 800 and 1/8 sec.
The photo got the BRONZE CERTIFICATE from the Dutch Photobond (Photo Online 2020) and is in February 2021 published in 'IN BEELD', edition 102, the quarterly magazine from the Dutch Photobond
and the SECOND PRIZE at the annual club contest of Photoclub Focel, Elst, November 2020 



November 2020
Negative space 'In the Picture'
A fishermen on the beach in Hoek van Holland. A perfect example of negative space...  by using a lot of negative space in the composition, the main subject, the fisherman, will attract all the attention. Photo taken with the Nikon D800 and my standard zoom @45mm with f/10, 8 sec and ISO 250.
One of the five selected photos by the Dutch Photobond for 'In the picture, edition 28'
Here is the Link to the five photos on the Photobond website



October 2020
MasterClass in Zeeland
A beautiful Sunday in Zeeland. Had a fun and educational masterclass given by Marcel van Balkom.
The photos of the Zeeland Bridge and the Brouwersdam give a nice impression of the day. 
All photos taken with the Fuji X-H1 and my super wide-angle zoom 8-16mm and various 150mm filters (magnetic CPL, ND64 and hard-GND).
The first photo has been chosen as photo of the month October by Kase Filters Benelux



May 2020
Stormy Weather in a Triptych
Stormy weather in the vicinity of Fort Pannerden.
Three photos from December 2019 now converted to a triptych. The three photos are taken with my Fuji X-H1 and the super wide-angle zoom @8mm. With ISO 200 and f/8. Long exposure respectively 56, 13 and 27 sec. In Lightroom finished with the beautiful Fujifilm Classic Chrome Filmsimulation.
I used ND, GND, and CPL-filters for the nice colors, exposure and sphere
And this photo has been selected by the jury and is 1 of the 5 landscape photos in the 2020 Gelders Nature Photo Contest. In total, more than 800 photos were submitted, so I'm quite proud!



March 2020
Water Drops in a Review
Ultra Macro
I recently had the opportunity to REVIEW the new Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro lens. A special lens on my Fuji X-H1 because of the maximum magnification factor of 2:1. I 'attacked' a rose and a lily with a water spray. And tried to capture the water drops in detail



January 2020
WOW!
Fuji X-H1 in the middle of Silence and Nature
The year 2020 started well for me with the publication of my article in the Januari edition of the FUJI X PASSION Photography Magazine about my passion for landscape photography! 
I have given my contribution the title 'Fuji X-H1 in the middle of silence and nature' because that's what landscape photography does to me. When photographing landscapes or seascapes during the blue and golden hour I find myself completely relaxed by the silence of nature around me. A total of 15 of my latest landscape and seascape photos have been published in the article. I'm kind of proud ...
Here you see the first and last page of the 17 pages of my article
The full article is placed under 'projects' in the menu



July 2019
YESSS!
National Photo Salon Invitation
I got an INVITATION by the Dutch Photobond to submit a coherent series of five photos for the annual National Photo Salon. Out of all 171 entries, a maximum of thirteen series will be selected for the salon. I have submitted these five photos. Unfortunately I was not one of the twelve chosen but I am proud that I was invited by the Dutch Photobond. Better luck next time!
The five seascapes were taken in January of this year and taken from the Brouwersdam in Zeeland. The images almost evoke a meditative moment because of the beautiful surreal colors, the vastness and the emptiness. The chosen technique contributes to this: I took the images with my Fuji X-H1 in the early morning with the beautiful morning light from a low point of view and using slow shutter speeds (8 to 15 seconds) and a ultra wide-angle lens (8 to 16 mm)



March 2019
​​​​​​​I got two Bronze Certificates from the Dutch Photobond
In February 2019 I got two BRONZE CERTIFICATES from the Dutch Photobond (Photo Online 2019) for these two photos, taken with my Fuji X-H1. Both photos are long exposure photos and taken with filters on my ultra wide-angle zoomlens​​​​​​​
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