My all-time Color Favorites

Beautiful Norwegian Sunset
Photo taken in Drammen, late in the evening during sunset.
Fujifilm GFX 50s and GF 45-100mm. Long exposure of 14sec and focal length 83mm. Converted to Pro Neg Hi Film Simulation. ISO 400, f/22. With the use of Kase filters

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'.
Photo 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. I used a Kase CPL-filter

The Icebreakers on Marken (without ice) 
I took this photo in September. In wintertime, drifting ice is often the result of strong winds after a significant period of frost. Icebreakers protect the dike of the island of Marken against drifting ice. 
Nice detail: in the distance you can see the skyline of Almere.
Photo shot from tripod with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm @45mm (36mm FF equivalent). Camera settings: Velvia Film Simulation, ISO 400, f/26 and 10 sec. With Kase CPL-, ND- and GND-filters

Lava sculptures in Iceland
Selected as one of the 25 best landscape photos in the Xpozer landscape photo contest, January 2022
In the south-west is the Fagradalsfjall mountain. On March 19, 2021, a volcanic eruption started at Fagradalsfjall. Before that, there had been no volcanic eruption in Reykjanes for 800 years. 
After a 8 km hike through the mountains, I enjoyed the impressive magma spewing volcano and took beautiful pictures of the volcano and the beautiful lava sculptures!

Just Married!
Photo of a newly married couple in a lane full of beautiful blossoms in Almere. Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 100-200mm at 100mm (79mm FF equivalent)

Beautiful Sunrays
It's raining sunrays in the Speulderbos. How beautiful the forest can be! 
Photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 100-200mm with teleconverter and Kase CPL filter

Storm is coming
Skyline lower Manhattan, storm was coming, a gift for me as a photographer!
The island of Manhattan is 21.5 km long and 3.7 km wide (at its widest point). It is connected by bridges and tunnels to New Jersey in the west, the Bronx in the northeast, Brooklyn and Queens (the Long Island neighborhoods) in the east and south. Manhattan is known for its skyscrapers, the wide avenues, the many yellow taxis and the Wall Street financial center
FIRST PRIZE Fujifilm contest, theme 'Holiday and City break', October 2018
FIRST PRIZE Photoclub Focel, Elst, June 7th 2018

Python Moves
Photo from the Python Bridge in the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam. The name refers to its distinctive wavy shape, like a python on the move.
Playing with steel wool, creating special light effects. 
Photo taken from a tripod with Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm. With long exposure and two GND-filters

What a beautiful Morning!
The Arnhem polder landscape has a lot to offer when it comes to nature and cultural history. Water often plays a major role. For example 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. Shot @32mm (25mm FF equivalent). Long exposure, 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.
It is slowly getting light... what a detail and dynamic range!

High water at the River Area
How beautiful the river area is... especially during high water in February! The combination of high water with long exposure creates serene pictures. 
This is a panorama of three photos. Taken in floodplain park Meinerswijk near Arnhem 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

Magnificent Northern Lights
Yesss! I saw the Aurora Borealis early in the night at our campsite in Myvatn in Northern Iceland!!
The aurora can often be seen as a light glow or moving arcs, beams or curtains of light. Sometimes above the northern horizon is an arc from which rays of light shoot upwards like searchlights. Very rarely does it show a flaming character, showing a curious and relatively rapid pulsating movement comparable to the dancing of candle flames. And that is exactly what I was able to experience!

Marker Wadden, A Unique Ecosystem
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.
Photo taken in April with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm

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. 
The photo was taken in full moonlight after sunset at the Trintelhaven, halfway along the Markerwaarddijk that connects Lelystad with Enkhuizen. The Markerwaarddijk (also called Houtribdijk) 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 @100mm, ISO 1600, f/16, 120 sec. And with CPL, ND and H-GND filters

The 'Dead - Tree - Landscape'
Photo taken at Le Noir Flohay, an hour's walk from Baraque Michel in the 'Hoge Venen' in the Ardennes. 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! 
Photo taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 100-200mm

A Beautiful Morning
The railway bridge over the Rhine in Oosterbeek (near Arnhem). 
Early in the morning just after sunrise. Without mist, clear sight and no wind. With slow shutter speed and half-gray filter. And finished with the beautiful Classic Chrome film simulation.
GFX 50s @45mm (36mm FF equivalent), ISO 200, f/16, 30 sec and with Kase S-GND

Finished Flowering
Three photos made of two tulips combined in a triptych. I used the Fujifilm X-H1 with the XF 60mm macro lens. A triptych is a combination of three matching photos in a frame, which I find a very creative way to express myself

Pizza bakers
With this photo of three pausing Italian pizza bakers I finished in 3rd place in the jubilee competition region Gelderland Zuid of the Dutch Photo Association in the theme portrait/model. Now on to the national competition!
Photo taken with the Nikon D500 at 80mm

Sahara Sand in the Sky
"War of the Worlds" (Orson Welles)
Just before the sun sets behind the Weir in Driel. Intense colors due to the Sahara sand in the sky.
Long exposure photo taken with the GFX 50s with GF 45-100mm. Shot @45mm (36mm FF equivalent), ISO 200 and with Kase ND64, H-GND and S-GND

A Rainy Evening
A rainy evening in Arnhem. The rain creates a beautiful and unique atmosphere around Arnhem Central Station. 
Photo taken with the Fuji X-H1 @8mm with f/4.5, ISO 2500, 1/30 sec without a tripod

Beautiful Sunset
I saw a beautiful sunset at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lake.
 Jökulsárlón is the best known and largest glacier lake in Iceland. The glacier lake is quite new, as it was only created in the years 1934-1935. However, the lake grew rapidly from 7.9 km² in 1975 to at least 23 km² today due to the melting of the glaciers. With a depth of about 250 meters, Jökulsárlón is the deepest lake in the country

Golden hour on the Heather field
On a beautiful night in August I was on heather safari in the area of Vierhouten (Gelderland). And the heather is already starting to turn pretty purple! Photo taken with the super wide-angle zoom 8-16mm @16mm. And with CPL, ND and GND filters

Bridge over Railway
A beautiful design of a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians over the railway between Arnhem and Nijmegen. The bridge has been given the name 'Hoge Noten' and is located in the beautiful Park Lingezegen.
 I played a bit with sky-replacement in Photoshop

Dynamic Diamond Beach
The Jökulsárlón glacial lake in Southern Iceland is located close to the Atlantic Ocean and is separated from it by a very narrow strip of land. This strip of land is intersected by a river, which drains the melt water. The river carries large ice blocks to the famous black beach: Diamond Beach!
I saw a rough sea and lots of ice blocks on the black beach. I had to watch out for the approaching waves and run away in time to save my camera gear! And of course got wet feet...

Colors created by Sediments
The Strokkur geysir is located in a geothermal very active area in the Haukadalur, a valley in Southwestern Iceland. Geysir comes from gjosa, which means 'to squirt'. The Strokkur or 'churn', shoots its water 20 meters every 5 to 8 minutes for a short time. 
I photographed the Strokkur paying close attention to the foreground with the shapes and intense colors created by the sediments

Michelle in the studio
I took this photo in the studio with only three reportage strobes. Surprising what you can achieve with this!

Light and Color Explosion
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 and color 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!!

An  amazing Sunrise
I shot the following photo on a cold and beautiful morning in February in the beautiful floodplain park Meinerswijk between Arnhem and Driel (my former hometown). The 'golden hour' just started. I used the Fujifilm X-H1 with my favorite XF-zoom lens: the 8-16mm (@ 16mm)

Zeeland Bridge
The Zeeland Bridge is a traffic bridge over the Oosterschelde with a total length of 5022 meters. It connects Noord-Beveland with Schouwen-Duiveland. The contractors realized the bridge between 1963 and 1965.
Photo of the month October 2020, Kase Filters Benelux

Freezing Sunrise at the Biesbosch
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 exposure made 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

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 

Night photography in Deventer
Night photo of the beautiful old town of Deventer. Deventer is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and is located on the river IJssel. In the Middle Ages, Deventer was part of the 'Hanzeverbond', an important northern German trade network.
Photo made with the Fuji X-H1 and the super wide-angle zoom @16mm (24mm FF equivalent). The photo is composed of seven different photos combined in Lightroom. With ISO 200 and f/11

The Red Bridge
The Willemsbrug, a bridge over the Nieuwe Maas in the center of Rotterdam. The bridge connects the right bank of the Nieuwe Maas with the Noordereiland. The current bridge is the second Willemsbrug. The first was designed by C.B. van der Tak, was opened in 1878 and named after King William III. The second and current bridge was designed by Cor Veerling and was delivered in 1981. 
Shot with the ultra wide-angle zoom @10mm (15mm FF equivalent), ISO 200, f/16 and 15 sec

Sunset at the Post Village
You can find the post village on the beach in Petten.
The posts are in the shape of ten houses and a church. It is a reminder of the old Petten, which was overrun by the sea long ago. A beautiful monument!
And despite my boots still got wet feet ...
16mm (24mm FF equivalent), ISO 6400, f/2.8, 0.6 sec.
And with filters: CPL, ND64 and Hard-GND 0.9

Mysterious Forest
A view into the mysterious forest at Baraque Michel. Photo taken during a fantastic weekend in the 'Hoge Venen' in the Ardennes with the Fuji GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm at 45mm (36mm FF equivalent). 
Camera settings: Velvia Film Simulation and ISO 400, f/4.0 and 1/170 sec exposure. Without filters

Water drops in Ultra Macro
I had the opportunity to review the new Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro lens on the Fujifilm X-H1. A special lens because of the maximum magnification factor of 2:1. I photographed a rose, used a water spray and tried to capture the water drops in detail

Mysterious Goðafoss Waterfall
The Goðafoss is one of the larger waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the district of Mývatn in Northern Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls down 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. The Goðafoss is divided into a few parts by rocks. 
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 23mm (18mm FF equivalent) and with CPL-, ND- and Hard-GND-filters.
Camera settings: Velvia Film Simulation and ISO 400, f/11 and 8,5 sec

Magnificent Skyline
Rotterdam Cityscape with the Erasmus Bridge. The Erasmus Bridge is next to the Willems Bridge the second bridge over the Nieuwe Maas in the center of Rotterdam and is named after the Dutch priest and humanist Erasmus. The bridge connects the Kop van Zuid district with the center on the north side of the river. The bridge has the nickname 'The Swan'. 
Made with the Fuji X-H1 and with the XF 8-16mm @14mm (21mm FF equivalent) and at 100 sec, f/16 and ISO200. 
Also with the use of a big stopper, a graduated grey-filter and a polarizer

Gerbera in Detail
I made this macro photo of a gerbera with the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro lens on the Fujifilm X-H1. A special lens because of the maximum magnification factor of 2:1. What a beautiful detail!

Landscape Park in beautiful Colors
The Thyssen Ironworks in Duisburg-Meiderich, built in the grandiose style so typical of the time of advanced industrialisation, finally saw production come to an end on 4 April 1985. It's now a beautiful Landscape Park in Duisburg with beautiful colors in the evening

The Ligurian Seacoast at Livorno
 The photo shows a long exposure seascape 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.
I also used a big stopper and a gradual grey-filter

'Fire' at Fagradalsfjall Volcano
On March 19, 2021, a volcanic eruption started at Fagradalsfjall in the south-west of Iceland. Before that, there had been no volcanic eruption in Reykjanes for 800 years. 
After a 8 km hike through the mountains, we enjoyed the impressive magma spewing volcano and took beautiful pictures! How beautiful to see the sun trying to get through the smoke and clouds

Sunrise at Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell is a 463m high mountain on the west coast of Iceland. It is claimed to be the most photographed mountain in the country. Kirkjufell was one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones season 6 and 7.
Kirkjufell contains volcanic rock, but is not a volcano

Glow in the Dark
Two very small mushrooms in my garden. 
Photographed with the Fuji X-H1 with the XF 60mm Macro lens (90mm FF equivalent)

Seed of a Dandelion
Macro-experiment with seeds of a dandelion, some waterdrops and colored lights. 
Photos made with the Fuji X-H1 and my 65mm 2x Ultra-Macro lens

Provincial Reflections
The old Provincial Government Building with connection to the new part, Arnhem
In 2017 a new building was put into operation, with a ten to twelve meter wide passage between the two provincial buildings. The monumental part was also thoroughly renovated. On September 20, 2017, the completely renovated provincial government building was opened by King Willem-Alexander together with the King's Commissioner in Gelderland, Clemens Cornielje. In 2018, the renewed provincial government was declared the Best Building of the Year by the Association of Dutch Architects (BNA).
A nice building to photograph with reflections everywhere

I took this photo in the floodplain park Meinerswijk near Arnhem. Nikon D7100 with 18-200 zoomlens. Without the use of a tripod. Camera settings: ISO200, 200mm (300mm FF equivalent), f/5.6 and 1/800 sec
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