MY LATEST PHOTO NEWS
The Italian Ligurian SeaCoast
I spent a wonderful time at the Italian Ligurian Seacoast in September. The photos show long exposure seascapes of the beautiful Livorno pebble beach near Antignano. By using a polarization filter, the colors become pretty intense and the water transparent. The super wide-angle lens creates a beautiful depth effect and makes a beautiful composition of the sea and the rocks with the clouds above.
Long exposure photos made with the Fujifilm X-H1, the super wide zoom XF 8-16mm @8mm and with the use of a polarizer, a big stopper and a graduated grey-filter.
The beautiful Biesbosch Area
Spent a wonderful weekend on a camping in the Biesbosch Area. Photos made with the XF 8-16mm and the XF 55-200mm. The sunset-photo made with Kase-filters and long exposure of 30sec.
The Biesbosch National Park is a very wetland nature and recreation area in the Netherlands with freshwater tides, creeks and willow flood forests. It consists of a number of river islands and sand and mud flats in the provinces of Noord-Brabant and Zuid-Holland
Luxembourg and Volcanic Eifel
Spent a wonderful weekend in Luxembourg and the Volcanic Eifel. View at Vianden (XF 8-16mm), a special crater lake in the Daun area (XF 16-55mm and XF 8-16mm) and a castle ruin in Niedermanderscheid (XF 16-55mm). I only brought my camera and some lenses, so no slow shutter speeds this time
National Photo Salon
I've been invited 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 thirteen chosen but I am proud that I was invited by the Dutch Photobond. Better luck next time!
The five seascapes were made 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 made the images 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 15 mm)
Wet Heathlands Dwingelderveld
A series of long exposure landscapes of the beautiful wet heathlands in National Park Dwingelderveld. Made during a mini-vacation with friends in the beautiful area of Havelte in Drenthe. Photos are taken with the Fujifilm X-H1, the XF 16-55mm and the XF 8-16mm. Made with the use of a polarizer, a big stopper and a graduated grey-filter.
National Park Dwingelderveld is a national park in the Dutch province of Drenthe located in the triangle Dwingeloo, Ruinen and Beilen. It is approximately 37 km² in size. This nature reserve in Drenthe is jointly managed by Staatsbosbeheer, Natuurmonumenten and private individuals. The Dwingelderveld is the largest wet heathland area in Western Europe. The Dwingelderveld has been designated as a Natura 2000 site
Seascapes of Zeeland
A series of long exposure seascapes of Zeeland. Made during a photo-trip with friends of the facebook group ' Life on Pixels'. Photos are taken at Westkapelle and at the beach between Rockanje and Hellevoetsluis. Taken with the use of a polarizer, a big stopper and a graduated grey-filter (only the last photo without filters)
Long Exposure in Rotterdam
Rotterdam Cityscape with the Erasmusbridge.
Made with the Fuji X-H1 at 100sec, f/16 and ISO200 in combination with the XF 8-16mm ultra wide angle zoom @14mm.
Also with the use of a big stopper, a graduated grey-filter and a polarizer
The windmills of Kinderdijk
The windmill area of Kinderdijk includes nineteen windmills in the northwest of the Alblasserwaard, a region in the province of South Holland. The polder mills are built to pump up the water from the low-lying polder. Almost all of the current windmills at Kinderdijk date from 1738 and 1740.
Shot with the XF 8-16mm @14mm
Misty morning in Meinerswijk
On a misty Friday morning in March I took some photos in the beautiful nature reserve Meinerswijk in Arnhem.
Some photos are made with a ND Big Stopper. And all photos with a polarization- and a graduated grey-filter.
Long exposure photography
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.
Both photos are long exposure photos and made with filters on my ultra wide angle zoomlens