My Latest Photos and Activities

February 2021
a Railway Bridge, a River and a Misty Morning
The perfect conditions to take a beautiful photo! In this case it's the railway bridge over the Rhine in Oosterbeek (near Arnhem). 
First photo made early in the morning before sunrise. With Kase 150mm gray- and half-gray filter. And finished with the beautiful Classic Chrome film simulation. GFX 50s @45mm (36mm FF equivalent), ISO 200, DR 200, f/11, 240 sec.
Second photo made early in the morning just after sunrise. With a train disappearing in the mist... shot @45mm, ISO 200, DR 200, f/16, 1/20 sec, without filters
Without Mist
The same railway bridge over the Rhine. In this case on another day without mist, clear sight and no wind. Early in the morning before sunrise. 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, DR 200, f/11, 120 sec and with Kase S-GND

February 2021
Sahara Sand in the Sky
"War of the Worlds" (Orson Welles)
First photo: just before the sun sets behind the Weir in Driel. Intense colors due to the Sahara sand in the sky.
Second photo: the sun has set behind the Weir in Driel. This photo was taken 20 minutes after the previous photo. Due to the Sahara sand, the colors are now even more intense!
Both long exposure photos made with the GFX 50s @45mm (36mm FF equivalent), ISO 200, DR 200 and with Kase ND64, H-GND and S-GND

February 2021
Sunrise in Meinerswijk
It is slowly getting light... photos taken in the Meinerswijk Floodplain Park between Arnhem and Driel (my hometown).
This is the first photo with my new Fujifilm GFX 50s medium format camera. Shot @32mm (25mm FF equivalent). Long exposure 4sec, 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 made with the Fujifilm X-H1, the super wide-angle zoom XF 8-16mm and with polarizer and gray filters from Kase

February 2021
High Tide​​​​​ 
How beautiful the river area is... especially with high tide! The combination of high tide with long exposure creates serene pictures. 
The first photo is a panorama of three photos. Made in floodplain park Meinerswijk with my Fujifilm X-H1 and the XF 23mm. ISO 400, f/11 and 120 sec. With polarizing filter, ND1000- and GND-filter from Kase
Next two photos are also made in the beautiful floodplain park Meinerswijk and brought together in a diptych. 
Photos made with my Fujifilm X-H1. The photo with the two towers next to Arnhem Central Station shot with the XF 55-200 @75mm, ISO 400, f/16 and 26 sec. The photo with the railway bridge shot with the XF 23mm at ISO 400, f/11 and also 26 sec. Both photos with polarizing filter and ND-filter
The river Rhine at high tide. 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. Shutter speed 120 sec. ISO 400 and f/11. And of course with my polarizer and ND-filter

January 2021
First Snow this Year​​​​​ 
On a Sunday early in the morning with colleague Remco at Hulshorsterzand. Enjoyed the first snow!
Photos made with my super wide-angle zoom with beautiful light around nine o'clock in the morning

January 2021
The Desolate Theme​​​​​ 
Abandoned, gloomy, distressed, bleak and lonely. Photos taken with my super wide-angle zoom 8-16mm. And converted to my favorite Classic Chrome film simulation

December 2020
My Favorites of 2020​​​​​
By the end of the year it is time for the annual overview!!
My overview of 2020 with a selection of my top photos is now on my website! Curious? Click on the buttons:

December 2020
The Sellinger Forest
An artistic impression of the beautiful forest in Sellingen. Two photos in one frame. Photos taken with the standard zoom lens. Focal lengths 25mm and 45mm. Shutter speeds 1/60 sec

November 2020
Red car in Motion
Railway viaduct Willemsplein, Arnhem. This photo with the titel 'Red car in motion' is taken with my super wide-angle zoom at 8mm, 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 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 Brouwersdam and the Zeeland Bridge give a nice impression of the day. 
All photos made with 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

October 2020
The Dutch Sunset Sky
The beautiful dutch evening red at the dutch sea coast in the north, northwest and southwest: in Wierum, Petten and from the Brouwersdam. Brought together in a triptych. 
Photos were taken with my super wide-angle zoom 8-16mm and with CPL, ND en GND-filters. ...and with a touch of Lightroom...

September 2020
The Wadden Sea
The Wadden Sea is so beautiful! Wreck of a pram at Wierum.
I chose low tide to get to the pram. Boots on and with camera and tripod through the mud to the wreck! Quite an undertaking ... and I kept my feet dry this time! 
Slow shutter speed of 6,5 sec and 25 sec

August 2020
The Face of Nijmegen
'The Face of Nijmegen', a gigantic statue of a Roman mask. About 2000 years ago, such a combat mask protected the face of a Roman soldier.
The original mask was dredged in the river Waal and became the showpiece of Museum het Valkhof. Since April 2020, the mask has been on the new island Veur-Lent near Nijmegen, but now in giant format: 6 meters high, 5 meters wide and weighing 3.5 tons. There's a staircase at the back of the iconic statue: this way you can see the city of Nijmegen through the eyes of the mask.
'The Face of Nijmegen' was created by Andreas Hetfeld.
Super wide-angle zoom with CPL, ND and GND filters
9mm - f/16 - 1/13 sec - ISO 400
Classic Chrome Film Simulation

August 2020
Golden hour on the Heather field near Vierhouten 
On a beautiful night in August I was on heather safari together with colleague Remco. And the heather is already starting to turn pretty purple! First photo taken with my super wide-angle zoom @8mm. Shutter speed 120 sec, aperture f/16 and ISO 400. 
I also tested my new filter holder from Kase: the K150P III with magnetic CPL filter. And with my 150mm ND and GND filters. Super handy new system!
Early in the morning in August, also with colleague Remco, the beautiful combination of sun, mist and purple heather.
Two long exposures made with the super wide-angle zoom @16mm

July 2020
All around the River
Impression of the beautiful river landscape in a black and white triptych. I am happy to live in this area!
All photos shot at ISO200. Photo 1 and 3 with the 8-16mm @12mm and f/11. Photo 2 with the 55-200mm @75mm and f/16

May 2020
'Hoge Noten', Bridge over the Railway
'Hoge Noten' is a new bridge over the railway between Arnhem and Nijmegen in Park Lingezegen (a new landscape park between Arnhem-Zuid and Elst). From April 24, 2020, hikers and cyclists will be able to bridge over the railway. The bridge is a real eye-catcher in the park. 
Photo made with the standard zoom @17mm, ISO 1000, f/8.0 and 1/8 sec. I used ND- and GND- filters to make a slow shutter speed possible to visualize the moving train. Nice detail: you can see the landscape behind the train through the windows of the train!

May 2020
Finished Flowering
Two finished tulips exposed in three photographs. Combined in a triptych. I made the three photos with the help of a photo studio box. The middle photo is a double exposure to create a nice background.
Photos taken with the 60mm Macro lens

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 made with 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!

April 2020
Seeds of a Dandelion
Macro-experiment with seeds of a dandelion, some waterdrops and colored lights. 
Photo made with my 65mm 2x Ultra-Macro lens

April 2020
Paper in Color and Shape
Macro-experiment with sheets of paper and red and blue lights. Photos made with my new Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro lens. I love this lens!

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 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

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. 
The bridge is shot with the ultra wide-angle zoom @10mm, ISO 200, f/16 and 15 sec

February 2020
Sunrise on a Beautiful Morning in February
I shot this photo 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 my favorite zoom lens: the ultra wide-angle zoom @ 16mm

January 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 under 'projects' in the menu

December 2019
My Favorites 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:

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