Land- and Seascapes

Marken in the Morning
Two pictures taken on Marken, early in the morning. Marken is a former island, now a peninsula, in the Markermeer, which has been connected to the mainland by a dike since 1957. Both photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GF 45-100mm @45mm (36mm FF equivalent). With Kase CPL-, ND- and GND-filters.
The icebreakers (without ice). 
I shot this photo in September. In wintertime, drifting ice is often the result of strong winds after a significant period of frost. Above large water surfaces such as the IJsselmeer, the wind takes hold on enormous ice fields, which then start to move. The ice slices are pushed together by the wind over a great distance, increasing the tension along the entire length. The forces involved are enormous. Icebreakers protect the dike of the island of Marken against drifting ice. Nice detail: in the distance you can see the skyline of Almere
The 'Horse of Marken'.
The Lighthouse of Marken, popularly called the 'Horse of Marken', was designed by Jan Valk and built in 1839 and stands on the eastern tip of the island of Marken. The lightkeeper's house next to the tower is inhabited. The buildings have been listed as a national monument since 1970



Marker Wadden, A Unique Ecosystem
Natuurmonumenten (Dutch Society for Nature Conservation) and Rijkswaterstaat (the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) are restoring one of the largest freshwater lakes in western Europe by constructing islands, marshes and mud flats from the sediments that have accumulated in the lake in recent decades. These 'Marker Wadden' form a unique ecosystem that boost biodiversity in the Netherlands.
Marker Wadden is a cluster of five new, uninhabited natural islands, which were artificially created from 2016 to 2021, in the Markermeer. 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



From Sunshine to Moonshine
Went out with two photo buddies. Cozy and inspiring!
First photo taken shortly after sunset 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 @45mm, ISO 1600, f/16, 120 sec. And with CPL, ND and H-GND filters
Second photo taken after sunset in the moonlight at the Trintelhaven. 
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 45-100mm @100mm, ISO 1600, f/16, 120 sec. And with CPL, ND and H-GND filters



Beautiful Scandinavian Landscapes
I enjoy 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, respectively with the GF 23mm, the GF 100-200 and the GF 45-100mm



The 'Dead - Tree - Landscape'
Fantastic weekend in the 'Hoge Venen' in the Ardennes with photo buddy Frank. 
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 five photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 100-200mm and the GF 45-100mm
In winter it's such a beautiful, serene and desolate landscape!
Fuji GFX 50s with GF 45-100mm @55mm, @80mm and @100mm
Because it is so beautiful: a view into the mysterious forest at Baraque Michel. 
Fuji GFX 50s with the GF 45-100mm @100mm (with a little bit ICM), @100mm and @45mm
The beautiful fen area of Brackvenn.
Fuji GFX 50s with the GF 23mm



Exploding Autumn Colors in Speulderbos
The Speulderbos is a nature reserve, centrally located on the Veluwe, between Ermelo and Garderen. It is one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands. The area was formed during an ice age, which is reflected in the moraines, among other things. There are many crooked trees in the forest, because they were less suitable for building boats, so they were spared. They are also known as the 'dancing trees'.
All photos shot from tripod with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the magnificent GF 250mm (200mm FF equivalent). Camera settings: Velvia Film Simulation, ISO 400, f/22 and f/4.0. I used a Kase CPL-filter
Speulder forest in spring time. With refreshing green colors.
Photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 100-200mm



High Water in February
How beautiful the river area is... especially with high water! The combination of high water 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 120sec. 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 26sec. The photo with the railway bridge shot with the XF 23mm at ISO 400, f/11 and also 26sec. Both photos with polarizing filter and ND-filter
The river Rhine at high water. 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 120sec. ISO 400 and f/11. And of course with my polarizer and ND-filter



 Sunset at Pumping station
Sunset at the pumping station on the Bossche Broek. The ferry 'De Moerasdraak' (a self-service chain ferry across the river Dommel in Den Bosch) connects Vughtereiland with Bossche Broek.
Fujifilm GFX 50s with GF 23mm (ISO100, f/22, 5 sec), Kase CPL- and GND-filters



The Wadden Sea
Sunrise at the Wadden Sea. 
Fantastic light explosion on the mudflats at Moddergat during sunrise. It was early to get up, left after half past four from home, but well worth it! It was an admirable experience!!
Fujifilm GFX 50s with Laowa 17mm. And with the use of Kase filters (CPL, ND and GND).
First photo is published on the cover of ‘IN BEELD', edition 107, the quarterly magazine from the Dutch Photobond
The Wadden Sea is so beautiful! Specially this 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! Quite an undertaking ... and I kept my feet dry this time! 
Fujifilm X-H1 with XF 8-16mm. Slow shutter speeds of 6,5sec, 15sec and 25sec



'Fire and Ice'  on Iceland
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'!
The first photo made it into the selection of 25 best landscape photos in the Xpozer landscape photo contest!
What a beautiful nature and landscapes!!



Spring in the Leuvenum Forest
Leuvenum forest in spring time. Nice to walk through.
Photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the GF 100-200mm and the GF 23mm



The beautiful Biesbosch Area, Werkendam
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.
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



First Snow of the Year
On a Sunday early in the morning with colleague Remco at Hulshorsterzand. Enjoyed the first snow!
Photos taken with my super wide-angle zoom XF 8-16mm.
Photos shot with beautiful light around nine o'clock in the morning



Swimming Jetty
Beach with the 'swimming jetty' around a small natural 'swimming pool' in Zeewolde.
It was cold and it almost started to rain... so there was a beautiful and dramatic atmosphere!
Shot around noon with my Fuji GFX 50s and the GF 23mm (the gorgeous wide-angle prime, 18mm FF equivalent).
Camera settings ISO 400, f/11 and 15 sec. I have also used the Kase CPL, ND1000 and H-GND filters.
Converted to the beautiful Classic Neg Film Simulation



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 ...
16mm, ISO 6400, f/2.8, 0.6sec.
And with 150mm filters: CPL, ND64 and Hard-GND 0.9



​​​​​​​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. 
A series of long exposure seascapes of Westkapelle Beach. 
Made with the use of a polarizer, a big stopper and a gradual grey-filter
Katseveer, Zeeland
 This minimalistic one is from a place called Katseveer. Made with my standard zoom @21mm, ISO 200, 50sec and f/8.0 with the use of filters
Brouwersdam, Zeeland
 The Brouwersdam is the seventh building of the Delta Works. The Brouwersdam connects Schouwen with Goeree and closes off the Brouwershavense Gat. This closure created the Grevelingenmeer. Below four photos taken at the side of the Grevelingenmeer and three photos taken at the seaside (the last three).
Photos made with the super wide-angle zoom 8-16mm and with the use of a polarizer, a little stopper and a gradual grey-filter



Fens of Hatert and Overasselt
A beautiful sunrise on a cold and clear morning in March in the fens of Hatert and Overasselt. 
Both photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the amazing wide angle lens, the Fujifilm GF 23mm. This lens is perfect for landscape photography! I also used Kase filters (CPL, ND64 and H-GND).
GFX 50s @23mm (18mm FF equivalent), ISO 400, f/11, 20 and 40 sec
It is such a beautiful nature reserve! Another cold morning at the start of April in the fens of Hatert and Overasselt. 
And very special: the clouds took the shape of mount Fuji! Which is the highest mountain in Japan with its 3776 meters. It is a volcano on the island of Honshu. And is located 112 kilometers southwest of the Japanese capital Tokyo.
Photo made before sunrise with my Fuji GFX 50s and the outstanding landscape lens, the Fuji GF 23mm (18mm FF equivalent), ISO 400, f/11, 10 sec. I used also Kase CPL and H-GND filter



Golden hour on the Heather field near Vierhouten 

On a beautiful night in August I was on heather safari together with colleague Remco in the area of Vierhouten (Gelderland). And the heather is already starting to turn pretty purple! First photo taken with the super wide-angle zoom 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.
Three long exposures made @16mm



Sunrise in Graft (North Holland)
I spent a long weekend in the beautiful polder landscape of the Midden-Beemster in the province of North Holland. Took three long exposures early on a Sunday morning from the same place during sunrise. Time between photos 1 and 2 is 10 minutes and 30 minutes between photos 2 and 3. Shot @16mm. Exposure 120, 18 and 12 sec respectively. With the use of 150mm ND-, GND- and CPL-filters



Sunset in Cadzand - Bad
Sunset on a beautiful Saturday evening in June between 22:00h and 22:30h. Photos taken with my favorite zoom lens for seascapes, the super wide-angle 8-16mm and with the use of 150mm filters (ND, GND and CPL).
And of course with wet feet...



Oisterwijkse Vennen
Early in the morning on a Sunday in June I made some photos in the beautiful Oisterwijkse Vennen, 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 two photos. Made with the 8-16mm and 150mm filters (CPL, ND and GND)



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 super wide-angle zoom @10mm with ISO 200 , f/11 and 12sec of exposure. I merged the photo in Photoshop with a selfie (1/30 sec).
I also used ND64, Hard-GND, and CPL-filters for the nice colors, exposure and sphere



Stormy Weather around Fort Pannerden
These photos are made at the riverside of the Waal in the vicinity of Fort Pannerden. 
All photos made the super wide-angle zoom @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 ND, GND, and CPL-filters for the nice colors, exposure and sphere
The first photo is 1 OF THE 5 SELECTED PHOTOS in the theme 'landscape'  in the 2020 Gelders Nature Photo Contest



Foggy Rivers
On a foggy morning in December 2019 I took these photos in the vicinity of the ferry the 'Lexkesveer' in Wageningen. I made these photos with the super wide-angle zoom @10mm. Both photos with ISO 200 and f/11. I used long exposure. I also used ND1000, S-GND and CPL-filters 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 former hometown Driel. With the super wide-angle zoom @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 between Arnhem and Driel (my former hometown).

It is slowly getting light... the next three photos taken in Meinerswijk. 
These are the first photos with my new Fujifilm GFX 50s medium format camera. Shot @32mm (25mm FF equivalent). Long exposure, f/11, ISO 200, DR 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!
I shot the following three photos on a cold and beautiful morning in February in this beautiful park between Arnhem and Driel (my former hometown). The 'golden hour' just started. I used my favorite XF-zoom lenses: the first photo with the 8-16mm (@ 16mm), the second one with the 16-55mm (@ 27mm) and the third one with the XF55-200 (@ 74mm)
I shot these long exposure photos (3 and 30 sec) early in the morning in April in the Meinerswijk Floodplain Park. With my favorite ultra wide-angle zoom lens: the 8-16mm. I used ND-, GND- and CPL-filters. In Lightroom finished with the beautiful Fujifilm Classic Chrome Filmsimulation
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 super wide-angle zoom @8mm and with the use of a polarizer, a big stopper and a gradual grey-filter
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. I took these photos in the beautiful mountain landscape in the Ligurian hinterland



Between Rockanje and Hellevoetsluis
Poles in the sea, formerly with fishing nets. Long exposure seascape 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 use of a polarizer, a big stopper and a gradual grey-filter
55mm, ISO 1600, f/9.0, 1/80sec. Without the use of filters



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 and flows in a northeasterly direction and later in a northerly direction to the Ketelmeer and IJsselmeer respectively.
Photo shot from the IJssel 'winter dike' at Olburgen.  Taken @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, Zeeland
Arendshoofd is a striking photo location and is located in Den Osse at the Grevelingenmeer.
This long exposure photo is made with a Big Stopper combined with a polarization- and a gradual grey-filter. And taken with my favorite 8-16mm ultra wide-angle zoom at sunrise early in the morning



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 Big Stopper combined with a polarization- and a gradual grey-filter. And taken with the 8-16mm ultra wide-angle zoom at sunrise early in the morning



Brouwersdam, Zeeland
The Brouwersdam is the seventh building of the Delta Works and 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.
These are the 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 Big Stopper combined with a gradual grey-filter
​​​​​​​BRONZE CERTIFICATE   -   Dutch Fotobond Foto Online 2019



Trees in Speulderbos
The Speulderbos is a nature reserve, centrally located on the Veluwe, between Ermelo and 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 and 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. 
These are photos from smaller resorts: Archez, Competa and Otivar



Central Park, Manhattan, New York City
Central Park is a large city park and is the best known park in New York and perhaps even in the United States. 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 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 located approximately 25 kilometers west of the city of Rotterdam. Hoek van Holland, often referred to simply as "the Hoek" for short, has beautiful beaches
One of the five selected photos by the Dutch Photobond for 'In the picture, edition 28'



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. A perfect place to watch the Trift Glacier



Rovinj, Croatia
Rovinj is a small city in Istria, Croatia. The city is located on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula and is a popular tourist resort. Rovinj was in the hands of the Venetians until 1797



Ginkelse Hei, Ede
The Ginkelse Hei is a heathland near Ede that is interspersed with forest. On 17 September 1944, allied air landings took place on the Ginkelse Hei in the context of Operation Market Garden. The air landings are commemorated annually at the Airborne monument near the Verlengde Arnhemseweg (N224)



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 the Mont-Saint-Michel, a world heritage monument. Normandy is well-known for the landing beaches of D-Day and the beautiful cliffs of Étretat



Giethoorn
Giethoorn is a beautiful 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



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 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
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