Land- and Seascapes

A Selfie at the Riverside
On a foggy afternoon in January 2020 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-filters (ND64, Hard-GND, and CPL) for the nice colors, exposure and sphere



Stormy Weather around Fort Pannerden
Fort Pannerden is a former 19th-century fortress in the Dutch municipality of Lingewaard. In 1969 the fort received the status of national monument. Fort Pannerden was built from 1869 to 1872 as a barrier fort to prevent an attacking army from moving up the river Waal towards the New Dutch Water Line. In addition, the fort had to prevent the Pannerdensch Canal from being dammed, so that the New Dutch Waterline might be without water.
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



Foggy Rivers
On a foggy morning in December 2019 I took these photos in the vicinity of the ferry the 'Looveer' in Huissen and the 'Lexkesveer' in Wageningen. I made these photos with the Fujifilm X-H, the super wide zoom XF 8-16mm @10mm and the standard zoom XF 16-55mm @55mm. All photos with ISO 200 and f/11. I used long exposure (12 sec and 100sec). I also used Kase-filters (ND1000, S-GND and CPL) for the nice colors, exposure and sphere



Foggy morning in Driel
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 I used in Lightroom the Fujifilm Classic Chrome Filmsimulation, which I like very much



Meinerswijk, Arnhem
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. 
I shot the following three photos on a cold and beautiful morning in February in this beautiful 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 XF 8-16mm (@ 16mm), the second one with the XF 16-55mm (@ 27mm) and the third one with the XF55-200 (@ 74mm)
On a foggy Friday morning in March I took the following photos in the Meinerswijk floodplain park. These long exposure photos are made with a ND Big Stopper combined with a polarization- and a gradual grey-filter
The next two photos are made with a polarization-filter in combination with a gradual grey-filter
And these photos converted to black and white, without the use of filters



The Ligurian Seacoast at Livorno, Italy
I 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



Liguria, Italy
Liguria is a coastal region in northwestern Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions. The name Liguria dates from pre-Roman times. Liguria lies on the Ligurian Sea (part of the Mediterranean Sea), near the Gulf of Genoa. Places of interest of the region are: Genoa, the villages of the Cinque Terre, Albenga, Camogli, Sestri Levante, Noli, San Remo and Portofino



The beautiful Biesbosch Area, Werkendam
 The sunset-photo made with the XF 8-16mm @8mm with Kase-filters (big stopper, polarizer and gradual grey) and long exposure of 30sec. The other photos made with the XF 55-200mm without filters.
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.
In 1994 the region received the status of national park, since then officially called National Park De Biesbosch, and is on the list of protected nature reserves. The Biesbosch is partly used for agriculture, is designed for various forms of recreation and also offers space for the storage of clean surface water in specially constructed reservoirs for the continuity of the drinking water supply



Vianden and the surrounding area 
Vianden is a city in the canton of Vianden in the north east of Luxembourg. The town of Vianden is located immediately on the border with Germany (state of Rhineland-Palts), on both sides of the river Our. Vianden is one of the most important tourist attractions in Luxembourg. 
Photos taken with the X-H1 and the XF 8-16mm @10mm and @8mm



Wet Heathlands Dwingelderveld
A series of long exposure landscapes of the beautiful wet heathlands in National Park Dwingelderveld. Made during a mini-vacation with friends in the beautiful area of Havelte in Drenthe. Photos are taken with the Fujifilm X-H1, the XF 16-55mm and the XF 8-16mm. Made with the use of a polarizer, a big stopper and a gradual grey-filter.
National Park Dwingelderveld is a national park in the Dutch province of Drenthe located in the triangle Dwingeloo, Ruinen and Beilen. It is approximately 37 km² in size. This nature reserve in Drenthe is jointly managed by Staatsbosbeheer, Natuurmonumenten and private individuals. The Dwingelderveld is the largest wet heathland area in Western Europe. The Dwingelderveld has been designated as a Natura 2000 site



Between Rockanje and Hellevoetsluis
Poles in the sea, formerly with fishing nets. Three long exposure seascapes of poles in the sea between Rockanje and Hellevoetsluis (Zeeland). Made during a photo-meeting with friends of the facebook group ' Life on Pixels'. Photos made with the Fuji X-H1 with the use of a polarizer, a big stopper and a gradual grey-filter
Fujifilm X-H1 with XF 55-200mm @55mm, ISO 1600, f/9.0, 1/80sec. Without the use of filters



Westkapelle, Zeeland
Westkapelle is a village with historical status as a city in the municipality of Veere on the western tip of the former island of Walcheren. It is located in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Westkapelle had 2594 inhabitants on January 1, 2019.
A series of long exposure seascapes of Westkapelle Beach. Made during a photo-meeting with friends of the facebook group 'Life on Pixels'. Photos made with the Fuji X-H1 with the use of a polarizer, a big stopper and a gradual grey-filter
And this one converted to BW



Olburgen a/d IJssel
The IJssel or Gelderse IJssel (as distinguished from the Hollandse IJssel) is a Dutch branch of the Rhine. The river branches off at Westervoort (the IJsselkop) east of Arnhem from the Rhine at Km 878.6 and flows in a northeasterly direction and later in a northerly direction to the Ketelmeer and IJsselmeer respectively.
Two landscape photos shot from the IJssel winter dike at Olburgen.  Photos taken @16mm and @55mm. And with the use of a big stopper and a gradual grey-filter



The windmills of Kinderdijk
The windmill area of Kinderdijk includes nineteen windmills in the northwest of the Alblasserwaard, a region in the province of South Holland. These are polder mills, built to pump up the water from the low-lying polder. All nineteen mills of the complex are owned by the World Heritage Kinderdijk Foundation. They have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997 and the area is also a protected townscape. Almost all of the current windmills at Kinderdijk date from 1738 and 1740



Arendshoofd, Den Osse, Grevelingenmeer, Zeeland
Arendshoofd is a shallow diving and snorkeling location. There are some beautifully overgrown oyster beds. You will also come across many small lives here, such as shrimp and green algae snails.
These long exposure photos are made with a ND Big Stopper combined with a polarization- and a gradual grey-filter. And taken with the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm ultra wide angle zoom. The first one at sunrise early in the morning, the second one around 5 pm



De Grote Piet, Veerse Meer, Zeeland
De Piet is a nature and recreation area on the Veerse Meer to the west of the hamlet of Sluis de Piet. The area consists of a branch of the Veerse Meer (called the Piet) and a strip of nature on the Veerse Meer (called the Grote Piet).
Long exposure photos made with a ND Big Stopper combined with a polarization- and a gradual grey-filter. And taken with the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm ultra wide angle zoom at sunrise early in the morning
Sunrise
Sunrise



Brouwersdam, Zeeland
The Brouwersdam is the seventh building of the Delta Works. The Brouwersdam, located in the Dutch provinces of South Holland and Zeeland, closes the Brouwershavense Gat. The Grevelingenmeer was created as a result of this closure. Construction of the six-kilometer dam was started in 1962. The Brouwersdam was finished in 1971. After the closure of the Grevelingen, around 3000 hectares of land fell dry. The road on the dam (Rijksweg 57) was opened on March 30, 1973. 
First photos with my new Fujifilm XF 8-16mm ultra wide angle zoom taken at the Brouwersdam in Zeeland. All photos are made with a ND Big Stopper combined with a gradual grey-filter
​​​​​​​BRONZE CERTIFICATE   -   Dutch Fotobond Foto Online 2019
Bronze Certificate   -   Dutch Fotobond Foto Online 2019
Bronze Certificate - Dutch Fotobond Foto Online 2019



Speulderbos Forestry
The Speulderbos Forestry is a nature reserve that lies to the north-west of Garderen. It is one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands and is centrally located in the Veluwe. The area was formed during an ice age, which can be seen, among other things, in the dam walls. There are many crooked trees in the forest, they were less suitable for building boats, so they were spared



Waterloopbos, Marknesse
The 'Waterloopbos' became a national monument in 2012. The site, where scale models for hydraulic engineering projects used to be built and tested, received the destination of an open-air museum. Situated in a beautiful little forest



Andalusia, Spain
Andalusia is one of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain. It has a population of approximately 8,500,000, making it the largest Spanish autonomous region by population. Andalusia has very diverse tourist attractions. These are mainly: the historic cities Granada, Seville and Córdoba and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, with an extensive network of hiking routes. The resorts of Málaga, Torremolinos and Marbella are world famous. However, there are also smaller resorts that have not yet been fully discovered by mass tourism, such as Nerja



Central Park, Manhattan, New York City
Central Park is a large city park on the island of Manhattan in the city of New York. It is the best known park in New York and perhaps even the United States. Central Park is frequently used in films and television programs. With around 25 million visitors a year, the park is the most visited park in the United States. The elongated park extends over 4 kilometers from 59th to 110th Street and has a total area of 341 hectares. The construction of the park took 16 years, during which more than 500,000 trees and plants were planted at the start. In 1965 the park officially became a historical monument and in 1974 a municipal monument



De Wieden
De Wieden is a lake and marsh area in the municipality of Steenwijkerland in the Kop of the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is an excavated peat moor area. The Belterwijde and Beulakerwijde are two large peat lakes that are part of this nature reserve. Together with the Weerribben the National Park Weerribben-Wieden is about 9500 ha. Together, the two areas are one of the most important wetlands in Europe



Autumn in Teutoburg Forest, Germany
The Teutoburger Forest is a mountain range that rises from the lowest point at Bevergern in an easterly and southeastern direction to the highest point, the Barnacken (446 m) at Horn-Bad Meinberg. The area extends over the states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. The mountains are about 105 km long



Hoek van Holland
Hoek van Holland is a coastal town in South Holland, located on the north bank of the Nieuwe Waterweg where it reaches the North Sea. Hoek van Holland is a former borough of the municipality of Rotterdam, but is located approximately 25 kilometers west of the city of Rotterdam. Hoek van Holland, often referred to simply as "the Hoek" for short, has 10,200 inhabitants, an area of 14.1 km² and beautiful beaches



Spiegelwaal, Nijmegen
The Spiegelwaal is a side channel of approximately 4 kilometers in the Waal near Nijmegen. The channel was constructed between 2013 and 2015 as part of the national flood protection program Room for the River. This program came about after the floods in 1993 and 1995. The channel must increase the capacity in the bend of the Waal near Nijmegen and lower the water level so that more water can be collected at high tide



Moving trees, Veluwe



Triftbrücke, Switzerland
The Triftbrücke is a suspension bridge for pedestrians, in the Swiss Alps over the Triftsee near Gadmen, in the canton of Bern. The bridge is one of the longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps. Every year around 20,000 visitors come here to watch the Trift Glacier



Rovinj, Croatia
Rovinj is a city in Istria, Croatia, with 15,000 inhabitants, of which about 82% have Croatian and 10% Italian as their native language. The remaining part consists of small groups of Roma and Albanians. The city is located on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula and is a popular tourist resort. Rovinj was characterized by the Romans in ancient times and was in the hands of the Venetians until 1797



Ginkelse Hei, Ede
The Ginkelse Heide is a heathland near Ede that is interspersed with forest. On 17 September 1944, allied air landings took place on Ginkelse Heide in the context of Operation Market Garden. The air landings are commemorated annually at the Airborne monument near the Verlengde Arnhemseweg (N224). At the sheepfold there is a tolerance zone for releasing kites. There is also a flock of approximately 160 sheep on the Ginkelse Heide



Marken, minimalistic view in high-key of the Markermeer
Marken is a former island, now a peninsula, in the Markermeer that has been connected to the mainland via a dyke since 1957. The village belongs to the municipality of Waterland in the Dutch province of North Holland. The former fishing village has been a tourist attraction for at least a century. Marken's striking traditional costume has contributed to this. Characteristic are the wooden houses on stilts. Even older are the so-called "yards", artificial elevations on which people lived



Normandy
Normandy is a historic French province. Normandy takes its name 'Normandy', land of the Norwegian men, from the Normans or Vikings. Normandy has a multitude of tourist sites, including world heritage monuments and sites: the Mont-Saint-Michel (3 million visitors a year), the Bayeux tapestry from the 11th century and the center of Le Havre that was designed by the architect Auguste Perret. Normandy is well-known for the landing beaches and beaches of D-Day (1.7 million visitors to the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer) and the beautiful cliffs of Étretat



Giethoorn
Giethoorn is a water region in the northern part of Overijssel, in the municipality of Steenwijkerland in the Dutch province of Overijssel and lies between Steenwijk and Meppel. The village has 2630 inhabitants and is known for its bridges, waterways and punts. It is called the 'Dutch Venice'



Tulips in the Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, Netherlands
The Noordoostpolder is a polder, municipality and region in the Dutch province of Flevoland. The municipality has approximately 47,000 inhabitants on a land area of 460.05 km², making it one of the largest municipalities in the Netherlands in terms of land area



Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
Bergen aan Zee is a coastal village in the municipality of Bergen, in the Dutch province of North Holland. The village is on the North Sea coast and has 380 inhabitants (2016) and a beautiful beach. The village is located five kilometers from the place Bergen
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