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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 the top 30 of my photos is now on my website! Curious? Click on the button:

December 2020
The Sellinger Forest
An artistic impression of the beautiful forest in Sellingen. 
Photos taken with the Fujifilm X-H1 and the standard zoom lens XF 16-55mm. Focal lengths from 25mm to 45mm. Shutter speeds 1/60 sec and 1/4 sec (with IBIS)

November 2020
Red car in Motion
Railway viaduct Willemsplein, Arnhem. This photo with the titel 'Red car in motion' is taken with the Fujifilm X-H with the super wide zoom XF 8-16mm @8mm at f/5.6, ISO 800 and 1/8 sec.
The photo got the BRONZE CERTIFICATE from the Dutch Photobond (Photo Online 2020) 
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 a Nikon D800 and the 24-70mm 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 the Fujifilm X-H1, the super wide angle zoom XF 8-16mm and various Kase 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 the Fujifilm X-H1, the super wide-angle zoom XF 8-16mm and with Kase 150mm CPL, ND en GND-filters. ...and with a touch of Lightroom...

Oktober 2020
Arnhem on a Rainy Evening
A rainy evening in Arnhem with friends of photo club Focel. The rain creates a beautiful and unique atmosphere around Arnhem Central Station. 
Two photos shot with the Fujifilm X-H without a tripod and with the use of IBIS. First photo with the super wide zoom XF 8-16mm @8mm at  f/4.5, ISO 2500 and 1/30 sec. Second photo with the standard zoom XF 16-55mm @21mm at f/4.0, ISO 800 and 1/4 sec

September 2020
Beautiful Zeeland
A day of photography in Zeeland with friends of the facebook group 'Life on Pixels'. A.o. in Westkapelle. Lots of shots taken with slow shutter speeds. That was fun again... despite the wet feet!
(Fuji X-H1, Fuji XF 16-55mm and Kase filters)

September 2020
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 ...
Fuji X-H1 with XF 8-16mm @16mm. ISO 6400, f/2.8, 0.6 sec.
And with Kase 150mm filters: CPL, ND64 and Hard-GND 0.9

September 2020
Reitdiephaven in Groningen
It's maybe not an original subject. So I tried to make something different: a daring conversion of such beautiful colors to BW. In my opinion a successful conversion... but I still like the color-version most!
Fuji X-H1 with XF 8-16mm and Kase filters.
(BW: f/11 - 13mm - 25sec - ISO400)
(COLOR: f/22 - 13mm - 40sec - ISO400)

September 2020
The Wadden Sea
The Wadden Sea is so beautiful! Wreck of a pram at Wierum and a triptych made at Moddergat.
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
I captured the mudflats at Moddergat with intentional camera movements: playing with horizontal and vertical movements and zooming while capturing!

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.
Fujifilm X-H1 with XF 8-16mm and 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! Photo 1 taken with the Fujifilm X-H1 and the super wide angle zoom XF 8-16mm @8mm. Shutter speed 120 sec, aperture f/16 and ISO 400. Photo 2 handheld with fast shutter speed, f/2.8 and @16mm.
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 Fujifilm X-H1 and the XF 8-16mm @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 with the Fujifilm X-H1, ISO200. Photo 1 and 3 with the XF 8-16mm @12mm and f/11. Photo 2 with the XF 55-200mm @75mm and f/16

July 2020
Street - Photography in Nijmegen
Street photography in Nijmegen on a beautiful Friday in July, with two friends of photo club Focel.
All photos shot with the Fujifilm X-H1 and the beautiful Fujifilm-prime XF 56mm with ISO 200 and f/1.2

June 2020
Oisterwijkse Vennen
Early in the morning on a Sunday in June I made some photos in the beautiful Oisterwijkse Vennen and Forest, together with the travel companions of the upcoming Iceland photo tour with Marcel van Balkom. Enjoyed the silence and the environment. A short impression in three photos. Made with the Fujifilm X-H1, the XF 8-16mm and Kase filters (CPL, ND and GND)

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 Fujifilm X-H1 and the XF 16-55mm @17mm, ISO 1000, f/8.0 and 1/8 sec. I used Kase 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 Fujifilm X-H1 and the Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R 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 Fujifilm X-H1and the ultra wide zoom XF 8-16mm @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 Kase-filters (ND, GND, and CPL) 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!
1 of the 5 selected photos of the 2020 Gelders Nature Photo Contest in the theme 'landscape'    -----     8mm - ISO 200 - f/8 - 26sec
1 of the 5 selected photos of the 2020 Gelders Nature Photo Contest in the theme 'landscape' ----- 8mm - ISO 200 - f/8 - 26sec

April 2020
Playing at Home
Photo transformed with Photoshop in a creative colorful Twirl

April 2020
Seeds of a Dandelion
Macro-experiment with seeds of a dandelion, some waterdrops and colored lights. Photo made with the Fujifilm X-H1 and the superb Laowa 65mm f/2.8 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 the Fujifilm X-H1 and my new Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro lens. I love this lens!

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 used Photoshop for merging the photos (no editing in PS)

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 Fujifilm X-H1 and the ultra wide angle zoom Fujifilm XF 8-16mm @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 the Fujifilm X-H1 with my favorite Fujifilm zoom lens: the ultra wide XF 8-16mm (@ 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 15 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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