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March 2020
Vote for my Landscape Photo​​​​​​​
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I participated in the 2020 Gelders Nature Photo Contest in four different categories: landscape, animals, macro and human in nature. See the four photos above.
My landscape photo (stormy weather in the vicinity of Fort Pannerden) has been selected by the jury and is therefore one of the last 50 photos of all categories. Yesss!
In total, more than 800 photos were submitted, so I'm quite proud!
How is this going to continue?
There are 5 categories: animals, landscape, macro, human in nature and birds. 10 favorites have been selected per category. All these 50 photos have a chance of winning the following prizes:
- winner by category
- the jury prize and
- the public award.
You can vote for the public award!
From March 30 to April 26, you can vote for only 1 of the 50 selected photos. The photo with the most votes wins the public award. The winner of the public prize, but also of the jury prize and the winners per category, will be announced on June 7.
All 50 photos have just been published on the Omroep Gelderland website.
Do you like my landscape-photo? Then vote for my photo!

March 2020
Spring is in the Air
I made these photos with my new Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro. A superb macro lens. 
I only merged the photos in Photoshop (no editing)

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

March 2020
The Weir in Driel
The Weir in Driel, my hometown
In the major rivers, weirs are not only built to prevent desiccation of higher-lying areas, but also to guarantee minimal water levels for navigation throughout the year. Furthermore, weirs are constructed to steer water flows. The weirs that have been built in the Rijn and the Lek mainly serve to transport the water from the Rijn via the IJssel to the IJsselmeer.
The first photo is a double exposure shot. The second a so-called high-key photo. The third photo was edited in Lightroom and converted to the Classic Chrome Film Simulation. The last photo is an example of ICM (in camera movement created by zooming during exposure)

February 2020
The Rotterdam Blaak Station
Rotterdam Blaak Station was opened on 15 September 1993 by Queen Beatrix. 
The striking design is by architect Harry Reijnders. 
The architect's assignment was to design a station that, despite the complex layout, would offer sufficient orientation points to travelers. To provide for this, he designed a striking construction above the ground that is visible and recognizable in many places from below the ground. It looks like a flying saucer with a diameter of 35 meters. Some think it looks more like a wilted sunflower or a whistling kettle and the people of Rotterdam sometimes use the less flattering name 'the manhole cover' (putdeksel).
Shot with the Fujifilm X-H1 and the ultra wide angle XF 8-16mm @10mm, ISO 2000, f/11 and 1sec

February 2020
The Willemsbrug in Rotterdam
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 Fujifilm X-H1 and the ultra wide angle zoom Fujifilm XF 8-16mm @10mm, ISO 200, f/16 and 15sec

February 2020
Sunrise on a Beautiful Morning in February
I shot these photos on a cold and beautiful morning in February in the Meinerswijk Floodplain Park between Arnhem and Driel (my hometown). The 'golden hour' just started. 
I used the Fujifilm X-H1 with my favorite Fujifilm zoom lenses: the first photo with the ultra wide XF 8-16mm (@ 16mm), the second one with the XF 16-55mm (@ 27mm) and the third one with the XF55-200 telezoom (@ 74mm)

February 2020
The famous Van Nelle Factory
The former Van Nelle factory on the Delfshavense Schie in Rotterdam is considered the most important industrial monument in the Netherlands. This is also recognized worldwide as such, when it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2014. The former Van Nelle factory, designed by Leendert van der Vlugt from the architectural firm Brinkman & Van der Vlugt in collaboration with constructor Jan Wiebenga, is a textbook example of new building (modernism). This factory was built between 1927 and 1929.
Photos made with the Fujifilm X-H1 and the ultra wide angle zoom Fuji XF 8-16mm

January 2020
"Shit... My Remote Control is Broke"
Just a little joke... 
(On a foggy afternoon in January I took this photo of the ferry 'Looveer' in Huissen. I made the photo with the Fujifilm X-H1, the super wide zoom XF 8-16mm @10mm with ISO 200 , f/11 and 12 sec of exposure. I merged the photo in Photoshop with a selfie @1/30 sec. I also used Kase 150mm-filters, ND64, Hard-GND, and CPL, for the nice colors, exposure and sphere)

Januari 2020
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 behind the 'login'

December 2019
My Top 10 of 2019​​​​​​​
By the end of the year it is time for the annual overviews!!
My overviews of 2019 with the top 10 photos of my landscapes and seascapes, the top 10 of photos of architecture and buildings and the top 10 of my photos of people are now on my website! Curious? Click on these three buttons:

December 2019
Stormy Weather around Fort Pannerden
All photos made with the Fujifilm X-H1and the super wide zoom XF 8-16mm @8mm. With ISO 200 and f/8. Long exposure between 13 and 60sec. In Lightroom finished with the beautiful Fujifilm Classic Chrome Filmsimulation. 
I used Kase-filters (ND, GND, and CPL) for the nice colors, exposure and sphere

November 2019
A foggy Morning
On a foggy Saturday morning in the end of November I took this photo in my hometown Driel. With the Fujifilm X-H1and the super wide zoom XF 8-16mm @12mm. ISO 200, f/11 and 1/160sec. And with the Fujifilm Classic Chrome Filmsimulation​​​​​​​

November 2019
Night photography in Deventer
Night photos 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.
Photos are made with the Fujifilm X-H1 and the super wide zoom Fujifilm XF 8-16mm @16mm. The first photo is composed of seven different photos combined in Lightroom. With ISO 200 and f/11

September 2019
The Italian Ligurian SeaCoast
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 gradual grey-filter

August 2019
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

July 2019
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 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)

May 2019
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 gradual grey-filter and a polarizer

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. Both photos are long exposure photos and made with filters on my ultra wide angle zoomlens​​​​​​​
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