My Latest Photos and Activities

January 2023
Sunday morning after Sunrise
The Eusebius Church (also known as the Big Church) in Arnhem shortly after sunrise. The rising sun gives beautiful light on the church. I took the two photos with the Fujifilm X100V with a fixed focal length of 23mm (35mm FF EQ) and with the use of the built-in ND-filter

December 2022
My Favorites of 2022
By the end of the year it is time for the annual overview!!
I made an overview of 2022 with a selection of my top photos! 
Click on the collage of my 10 best color photos or my 10 best black and white photos to see the photos in large format

December 2022
FineArt Architecture in Black and White
I think it is a beautiful form of photography art. I've taken these photos with several Fujifilm cameras over the years: the GFX 50s, the X-H1, and the X100V. Edited in Lightroom
New York City
New York City
New York City
New York City

December 2022
Timeline Artwork
The artwork 'Timeline' by artist Rob Sweere in Strandpark Slijk-Ewijk literally takes the visitor on a journey through time: from prehistory to the future.
Photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 20-35mm and Kase-filters

December 2022
A gray morning in the Oostvaardersplassen. Unfortunately no animals seen up close, but with nice company and a beautiful autumnal atmosphere in the beginning of December.
Photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 20-35mm (what a nice lens) with Kase CPL filter and the GF 100-200mm with teleconverter

November 2022
Amsterdam Stories
Recently I took a lot of photos in Amsterdam. I made a few short stories with it. Each story consists of three pictures. It's a lot of fun to create them! This is one of them:
"Talking to aliens?"

November 2022
Sluishuis... an Alien Spaceship?
The Amsterdam Sluishuis looks like an alien spaceship to me. 
It's one of the Amsterdam icons, a unique entrance to IJburg on the water. The design is by the world famous Bjarke Ingels. The construction of the Sluishuis was completed in the summer of 2022. What a beautiful building this has become!
Photos taken with the Fujifilm X100V with a fixed focal length of 23mm (35mm FF equivalent). Shutter speed 1/400 sec, aperture f/10 and high ISO (2000-1600-8000) because of the gray weather. 
Model: Michelle

October 2022
Without Faces
Mannequins in the shop without faces... photos taken in Winterswijk with the Fujifilm X100V, converted to the beautiful Acros Film Simulation and combined in a triptych

October 2022
Autumn is in Full Swing!
In the Speulderbos I found an incredible number of mushrooms and I enjoyed the autumn atmosphere in the forest. Photos taken with my new Fujifilm X100V (what a beautiful camera) and a mini tripod!
Technique: 23mm (35mm FF), ISO 400, 1/600 sec, f/2.0 with focus stacking (2x and 20x)

October 2022
Moody Northern Lights
I have a lot of photo material from Iceland. And if you have to stay inside because of corona, playing with your photo material in Photoshop gives a nice distraction.
Result: three moody images of the northern lights in Iceland. Brought together in a triptych

October 2022
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

September 2022
The Icebreakers on Marken
Marken is a former island, now a peninsula, in the Markermeer, which has been connected to the mainland by a dike since 1957. The photo shows the icebreakers in September without ice. 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. 
Photo taken in September early in the morning, just after sunrise, with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm @45mm (36mm FF equivalent). And with Kase CPL-, ND- and GND-filters.
Nice detail: in the distance you can see the skyline of Almere!

September 2022
Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Areata (the name means patchy baldness) is a hair condition in which a person becomes partially bald quite suddenly. This condition can occur at any age, in both men and women. It is estimated that 1 in 1000 to 2000 people in the population suffer from the condition. And Britte, my stepdaughter, is one of them...
A beautiful hairpiece that suits her makes for a smile again.
Fujifilm GFX 50s, GF 50mm (40mm FF equivalent), ISO 400 and 800, without flash, edited in Lightroom

August 2022
My Pizza bakers got 3rd place!
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!

June 2022
Beautiful Scandinavian Landscapes
During my holiday in Norway and Sweden I enjoyed the beautiful Scandinavian landscapes a lot!
First picture taken with focal length 23mm on the peninsula of Sollerön in Lake Siljan in Dalarna, Sweden. Second photo with focal length 195mm at a beautiful lake in Torsby, Sweden and the third photo with long exposure of 14sec and focal length 83mm in Drammen, Norway. 
All three photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s

May 2022
Fishing nets in the Moonlight
Went out with Iris and Marjan, two photo buddies. Cozy and inspiring! And made some minimalistic photos.
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. This second photo was taken in full moonlight after sunset at the Trintelhaven.
Photo taken at the Trintelhaven, halfway the Markerwaarddijk that connects Lelystad with Enkhuizen. The Markerwaarddijk (also known as Houtribdijk or Enkhuizen-Lelystad dike) 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

May 2022
Macro in Red and Blue
Macro experiment with red and blue light.
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 50mm and the MECX-45G macro extension tube

May 2022
Python Moves
Two photos from the Python Bridge in the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam. The name refers to its distinctive wavy shape, like a python on the move. First photo playing with steel wool, creating special light effects. With photo-buddy Jeroen, the perfect steel wool slinger! And the second photo converted to the beautiful Fuji Acros Film Simulation.
Photos taken from a tripod with Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm. With long exposure and two GND-filters.

May 2022
Enjoying the North Veluwe
Enjoying the environment and landscape of the Noord-Veluwe together with photo buddies Frank and Nohemi. A cold but beautiful sunrise at Staverden Castle, a visit to the refreshingly green Speulderbos and a beautiful walk through the Leuvenum forest!
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 23mm and GF 100-200mm

April 2022
Spring flowers
A triptych with a spring bellflower, a purple lapwing flower and the less common white lapwing flower. 
Normally the lapwing flower has purple checkered petals. The white petals may be the result of a mutation: an error in the plant's genes. The spring bellflower is a bulbous plant from the daffodil family. The tepals have a green spot.
Photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 100-200mm and the MCEX-45G macro extension tube

April 2022 
Marker Wadden, A Unique Ecosystem
A nice day on the Marker Wadden together with colleague Remco. Back and forth with the Abel Tasman, a beautiful old ship.
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.
All photos taken in April with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm. With Kase CPL-, ND- and GND-filters

April 2022
  Street Photography
Street Photography on sunny days in Leiden and Den Bosch. Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 50mm and GF 45-100mm

March 2022
 Beautiful  architectural Masterpieces
On the west side of the Central Station in Den Bosch you will find the Paleiskwartier. With beautiful architectural masterpieces of modern architecture. Photos taken shortly after sunset. 
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 23mm and with CPL- and GND-filters

March 2022
Photo Published!
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 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!!

February 2022
Special Light Effects
Pleasant photo evening at the Lentse Warande with the photo club. Playing with steel wool and light tubes, creating special light effects. Photos taken from tripod with Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm @45mm.
Camera settings: Velvia Film Simulation and ISO 200, f/10-14 and 20-25 sec exposure. Without filters

January 2022
Mysterious Forest
A view into the mysterious forest at Baraque Michel. Photos taken during a fantastic weekend in the 'Hoge Venen' in the Ardennes with the Fuji GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm. First one taken at 100mm (79mm FF equivalent, with a little bit of ICM) and the second one at 45mm (36mm FF equivalent). 
Camera settings: Velvia Film Simulation and ISO 400. Both photos without filters. First photo f/16 and 1/2 sec exposure. Second photo f/4.0 and 1/170 sec

January 2022
The 'Dead - Tree - Landscape'
Fantastic weekend in the 'Hoge Venen' in the Ardennes with photo buddy Frank Laurens. Photos taken at Le Noir Flohay, an hour's walk from Baraque Michel. 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! 
All photos are taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 100-200mm and the GF 45-100mm

January 2022
Fast Dynamic Flows  -  Hoge Venen
Photos from a fantastic weekend in the Ardennes. Photos taken at the La Hoëgne river near Pont Centenaire with ICM (intentional camera movement). The dynamics of the fast flowing water in the La Hoëgne river can be clearly seen. 
Photos are taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 100-200mm and with the use of a CPL-filter from Kase

January 2022
Great start to 2022!
The year 2022 started well for me!
My photo of the Volcanic Eruption at Fagradalsfjall in Iceland made it into the selection of 25 best landscape photos in the Xpozer landscape photo contest! I enjoyed the impressive magma spewing volcano. It required a 'hike' of a total of 16 km through the mountains, but definitely worth it! A great experience, truly an impressive natural phenomenon.
Captured with the Fujifilm GFX 50s with the GF 45-100 at 100mm, ISO 3200, f/22 and 1,8 sec. And with the use of CPL and GND filters

November 2021
My Iceland Photo Book is ready!
Yesss! My Iceland Photo Book is ready. The photo book contains a collection of my most beautiful Iceland photos. Sorted by region. You can view the online version of my photo book by clicking on the photo below.
Would you like to buy a hard copy of my photo book? Send me a message via the contact-button below if you are interested!

Summer of 2021
Land of 'Fire and Ice'
First I enjoyed a one-week trip in July 2021 in Iceland with nature- and landscape-photographer Marcel van Balkom. It was a short camper-trip and we've been in the south-west and south of Iceland. 
 And in August / September 2021 I made a two-week photo tour with a group of enthusiastic photographers also with guidance of Marcel van Balkom. In these two weeks we travelled in four campers and followed the complete ring-highway around Iceland.
 I literally experienced the land of 'Fire and Ice'! What a beautiful nature and landscapes!!

March 2021
Oostmahorn Lighthouse
Long exposure photo with special and playful editing in Lightroom. 
Fujifilm GFX 50s with Laowa 17mm (13mm FF equivalent). And with Kase filters (CPL, ND, GND)

November 2020
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 

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 the Nikon D800 and 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 Zeeland Bridge and the Brouwersdam give a nice impression of the day. 
All photos taken with the Fuji X-H1 and 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

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 taken with my Fuji X-H1 and 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!

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 on my Fuji X-H1 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

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

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 taken 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 took the images with my Fuji X-H1 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, taken with my Fuji X-H1. Both photos are long exposure photos and taken with filters on my ultra wide-angle zoomlens​​​​​​​
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