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Bended by the light

ISO64 | 170mm | f11 | 1/4s

Bended by the light


Veluwe, NL -

I noticed this bended tree in between all the other straight trees on my way home and I decided to stop and look for a possible composition. While taking some testshots the sun suddenly appeared and created these beautiful rays.


Bikes in the mist

ISO100 | 200mm | f5.6 | 1/60s

Bikers in the mist


Netherlands 🇳🇱 -

Lovely conditions this morning. The trees were filtering the sunlight and created these beautiful sun rays. I set up my tripod and just waited for some mountainbikers to pass by, thus adding a nice touch to the scene.


Morning sunbeams

ISO64 | 200mm | f8 | 1/20s

Morning sunbeams


Netherlands 🇳🇱 -


Misty woodland scene

ISO64 | 90mm | f11 | 1/4s

Misty woodland


NP Veluwezoom, NL -


Sunset scene

ISO100 | 26mm | f11 | 1/15s

Contrast scene


NP Veluwezoom, NL -

One from last summer. Great dark skies with heavy clouds. Time to head to one of my favorite local trees, since there is always a chance of good light during sunset and I love the look of a dark sky in my photos. The light created a wonderful contrast between the dark sky and the last light of the day.


Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

ISO100 | 155mm | f11 | 1/2s

S-curve


Netherlands -


While scouting for some autumn compositions, I noticed these very nice bends in the road. Never ignore a nice S-curve that can add to a photograph, leading the viewers eye into the scene. Although the scene could use some mist, I was happy it started to drizzle a bit, giving the photo a little misty touch. Because I used a reasonably long focal length I decided to use my focus shift shooting option on my camera and blend the images together in Photoshop to extend the depth of field and getting it all sharp from front to back. Works great!


Nightfall

ISO64 | 130mm | f11 | 1/5s

Red glow at nightfall


Netherlands -


Apple tree

ISO31 | 16mm | f11 | 1/25s

Apple tree


NP Weerribben-Wieden, NL -

What started as a gray and uninspiring morning, turned into a day with a beautiful sky and great orange and yellow colors in the field. I noticed this lone apple tree in this reedland during an early morning bike ride. I set up my tripod and grabbed my wide angle lens to get as much of the amazing sky in the shot as possible. After a little while, the sun broke through the clouds, casting a nice shadow of the tree on the ground and the reed.


Twin trees

ISO31 | 70mm | f11 | 1/30s

Twin pines


NP Hoge Veluwe, NL -

The weather and dark clouds were just what I needed to complete the scene. I had this composition in mind for a while, but I just needed the heavy clouds to make the image work. 


Bare tree

ISO64 | 26mm | f11 | 1/30s

Bare tree


NP Hoge Veluwe, NL -

Bare tree at sunset.


Golden hour lone tree

ISO31 | 116mm | f8 | 1/13s

Golden hour tree


NP Veluwezoom, NL -

Someday during golden hour, I hope to photograph this slanted lone tree when there is a nice clear blue sky, with just that one, pure white baby cloud in the background. Well, not this time, but I noticed this white cloud going in the right direction and it was just a matter of wait for that fluffy fellow to go in position. Because the sunlight came from the side, I used my polarizer filter to suppress glare, darken the sky and increase the contrast with the clouds. I'm happy with the result.


Center of the universe

ISO100 | 35mm | f11 | 1/40s

ready for sunset


NP Veluwezoom, NL -


ISO64 | 70mm | f11 | 1/160s

Bouncing light


Veluwezoom, NP -

The shining sun poking through the clouds.


Pine tree, sunlight and clouds

ISO64 | 90mm | f8 | 1/200s

Pine tree, sunlight and clouds


NP Veluwezoom, NL -

I just needed some really bad weather and some dark clouds to make this an interesting photo. It was just a matter of wait, in the pooring rain, for the light to break through the clouds. I think it worked well.


ISO64 | 86mm | f8 | 1/30s

Lone pine


NP Veluwezoom -

The answer to the question if this scene would be great in black and white was as clear as the cloudless blue sky. The early morning sunlight came from the right, giving me the opportunity to use a polarizer to darken the blue sky. I photographed this tree before and I really like the simplicity of the scene and the fact that there is one, and only one spot and one height to set up my tripod to take this photo without any distracting elements. Some day I hope to photograph this tree during a stormy day with dark clouds and maybe a rainbow as a bonus. 😎


ISO64 | 70mm | f11 | 1/25s

Into the light


Planken Wambuis, NL -

This is a capture of a very short moment where the sun just poked through the mist and the trees in a further very misty, but magical morning landscape.


Frozen tree

ISO64 | 190mm | f11 | 1/40s

Frozen


NP Veluwezoom, NL -

A magical misty and frosty morning. This was just a matter of waiting for the right moment until the sun enlightens this beautiful frozen little pine tree, thus creating a nice contrast between the white tree and the shadowed background.


Autumn lane

ISO64 | 190mm | f11 | 1/2s

Autumn lane


Veluwe, NL -

Noticing this wonderful colored lane, taking a photo was a must. The dark branches in the upper part of the photo create depth and also nicely frame the image. People passing by were friendly enough to wait for 1/2 a second to not get in the shot, enabling me to take the photo. 😁


Autumn feelings

ISO64 | 86mm | f11 | 1/1.3s

Autumn feelings


NP Hoge Veluwe -

Autumn has arrived, but there's still lots of green in the woods. I spent quite some time this morning searching for signals of autumn, meaning yellow and orange colors, ideally contrasting with moody and dark surroundings. Eventually I found these little saplings between a few dark and massive beech trees.


Morning mist over the heath

ISO64 | 70mm | f11 | 1/20s

Morning mist over the heath


Veluwe, NL -

Lovely early morning conditions with sun, low mist, clouds and blue sky.


Mist and grass in black and white intimate landscape

ISO64 | 130mm | f4 | 1/640s

Misty heath


Veluwe, NL -

Artistic impression in black and white from a misty morning in the field.


Sunset beach

ISO31 | 16mm | f13 | 1/10s

Sunset beach


Vendée, Fr -

All peace and quiet.....well.... there was the calming sound of the breakers....  this evening with some great orange sunset light. There were no clouds in the sky, thus very uninteresting, so I placed the horizon at the top of the photo. The receding tide made for nice, wet sand, thereby creating beautiful reflections.


Blooming heather at sunset

ISO64 | 56mm | f11 | 1/20s

Blooming heather


Veluwe, NL -


Slanted tree

ISO64 | 70mm | f11 | 1/20s

Slanted tree


NP Veluwezoom, NL -

  1. Calm and peaceful weather conditions this night. Another photo of one of my favorite trees. A bit slanted due to the open field where it is often exposed to severe weather conditions. Still standing strong though.


Me and a dramatic sunset

ISO64 | 31mm | f11 | 1/6s

Dramatic sky sunset


NP Hoge Veluwe, NL -

Sunset and a dramatic sky in national park Hoge Veluwe. I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a selfie and at the same time test my new remote shutter release. It worked. And yep, that's me (instead of a tree 🤣) and an amazing sky as a backdrop. 🤗


Sunset at Oud-Reemst

ISO50 | 48mm | f11 | 1/15s

After sunset


Planken Wambuis -

A pair of Scots pine trees just after the sun had set. There's a pleasing balance between the top and the bottom of the photograph.


Twin trees

ISO50 | 35mm | f8 | 1/1s

Twin trees


Veluwe, NL -

Amazing weather conditions with storm and rain coming in, so I immediately took the chance to get out to photograph this pair of trees.


Slanted tree

ISO100 | 70mm | f8 | 1/30s

Slanted tree


NP Veluwezoom, NL -

Contrails can be an annoyance for landscape photographers. This time, due to the firm wind, the ugly stripes transformed into beautiful feather-shaped clouds, adding a nice touch to the photograph.


Tree with sunset sky

ISO50 | 16mm | f11 | 1/2s

Sunset sky


Veluwe, NL -

Again great sunset circumstances this evening with the sun coloring the sky and clouds. I tried to keep the tree small by using a wide angle lens, and a CPL, thus emphasizing the sky as well.


Beautiful sunset colored sky and clouds.

ISO50 | 80mm | f11 | 1/125s

Sunset dream


Planken Wambuis, NL -

Nice and calm weather conditions this evening with a beautiful colored sky and clouds. I was very happy to see the clouds partially blocking the sunlight, creating a warm and diffuse light.


Split tree with sun in between during sunset

ISO50 | 200mm | f9.5 | 1/45s

Split


Deelerwoud, NL -

I passed by this tree several times and it seems as if it has been struck by lightning. At least it gave me the opportunity to take this photograph, although it was a bit of a hassle to position my tripod in the right position. At first the sun was too yellow and too bright, but after a while it turned beautifully orange, revealing its spherical shape.


Clouds and mountains in the Austrian Alps

ISO100 | 200mm | f8 | 1/350s

Clouds and mountains


Austrian Alps -

Kitzsteinhorn glacier, Kaprun


Austrian Alps winter view with cloud inversion

ISO50 | 70mm | f8 | 1/350s

Resort


Austrian Alps -


Morning view with amazing red sky over the Waal river, Nijmegen

ISO50 | 70mm | f11 | 1/2s

Waal river


Nijmegen, NL -

Getting up early is often rewarding. The amazing red sky appeared about fifteen minutes before sunrise. Standing on the bridge 'De Oversteek', I found this beautiful view over the Waal river and the bridge.

In order to prevent flooding in the near future, the Dutch government is changing the course of more than 30 rivers throughout the country. These measures taken along the rivers IJssel, Lek, Maas and Waal are known as 'Room for the river'. Room for the river Waal Nijmegen is one of these measures.


Lone pine tree at sunset in the Netherlands

ISO50 | 31mm | f11 | 1/20s

Pine tree


NP Hoge Veluwe, NL -


Lone tree in winter just before sunset

ISO50 | 70mm | f11 | 1/8s

Here I am


NP Hoge Veluwe, NL -

After weeks of grey weather the sun finally showed up. I just waited for the sun to set to get this nice orange color in the sky.


Row of trees in winter with hazy conditions

ISO50 | 122mm | f8 | 1/8s

Winter trees


Deelerwoud, NL -

No sun, no clouds, no light, just rainy, windy and grey conditions this morning. I decided to go for a black and white image. I personally like the look of deciduous trees in winter, especially with these hazy conditions. Putting the trees in the lower part of the photo adds interest to the scene.


Saint Hubertus hunting lodge

ISO50 | 86mm | f11 | 20s

Hunting lodge


Hoenderloo, NL -

The weather was grey and uninspiring. But while taking some test shots, the sun suddenly hit the building for less than a minute, showing some interesting light and making the lodge stand out from the background. By using a long exposure,  the ripples in the water are eliminated and therefore creating a nice reflection.

The building was  designed by Dutch architect H.P. Berlage around 1915. A must see if you are in the neighborhood, including the interior!


Evening shot of the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany

ISO50 | 26mm | f8 | 30s

Reichstag


Berlin, D -

Evening impression of the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany


Autumn birch tree with just some colored leaves left, backlit

ISO200 | 200mm | f4 | 1/500s

Remnants of autumn


Posbank, NL -


Autumn morning at De Posbank

ISO100 | 70mm | f11 | 1/6s

Autumn morning


Posbank, NL -


Autumn

ISO50 | 70mm | f11 | 1/3s

Autumn


Posbank, NL -

One of my favorite early morning locations in The Netherlands is NP 'Veluwezoom', and to be more specific, the 'Posbank'. Visiting this location during autumn season is a treat. It gave me the opportunity to photograph the beautiful fall colored, backlit leaves.


Stems in morning mist

ISO50 | 110mm | f11 | 1/30s

Stems


Veluwe, NL -

Perfect morning conditions with sun and mist make for this gorgeous light.


Red sky over Moulin de Moidrey during sunrise

ISO50 | 150mm | f11 | 1/45s

Moulin de Moidrey


Normandy, Fr -

I was present at this location half an hour before sunrise. I knew the sun would appear just behind the mill and positioned my tripod accordingly.  After some wait, the sky and clouds turned beautifully orange and I had the opportunity to take this photograph.

If you're in the neighborhood, it's worth visiting the windmill and even buy some local products like buckwheat, wheat and rye.


Sunset over Le Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France

ISO50 | 66mm | f11 | 1.5s

Le Mont Saint Michel


Normandy, Fr -

It's always nice to have the opportunity to photograph an iconic landmark, but quite challenging not to shoot the obvious. I waited until the sun had set and the sky would turn orange. The reddish cloud in the upper right corner and the posts of the fence on the left add a nice touch to the photograph.


Lone tree with moving clouds in the sky

ISO50 | 120mm | f8 | 75s

Cloud movement


Planken Wambuis, NL -

A calm September evening just before sunset. I used a 10 stop neutral density filter ('Lee bigstopper') to increase the exposure time to get some motion in the sky. This makes the photograph more interesting and dynamic. And as a bonus: it looks as if the tree tries to mimic the clouds.


Lone tree in misty landscape

ISO50 | 90mm | f11 | 1/3s

Before sunrise


NP Veluwezoom, NL -

The same tree as in the previous photo, six days later. I took this photo just seconds before the sun was about to appear above the trees in the background. The beautiful warm colors and the ground mist were gone soon after the sun appeared.


Misty Morning

ISO50 | 22mm | f11 | 1/2s

Misty morning


NP Veluwezoom, NL -

This morning I was treated to a mixture of mist and sunlight. A wonderful combination of softness and gorgeous light. Definitely worth getting up early. Despite the exceptional drought this summer, there was still some blooming heather, providing beautiful colors.


Bare tree in summer

ISO50 | 85mm | f11 | 1/80s

Bare tree


Posbank, NL -

It is always nice to be at the Posbank early in the morning. A beautiful piece of Dutch nature in NP Veluwezoom. A bit strange to see this bare tree in the middle of summer. I hope it's still alive.  The white mist in the distance makes the dark tree stand out nicely.


Backlit tree

ISO50 | 165mm | f11 | 1/320s

Backlit tree


NP Veluwezoom, NL -

People are not allowed to visit this national park Veluwezoom between sunset and sunrise. It was a 15 minute walk from the carpark to this tree and I managed to get there just in time - the light was still warm - to take this early morning photograph.


Red glow

ISO50 | 95mm | f11 | 2s

Red glow


Veluwe, NL -

A few minutes after the sun had set, this amazing red glow appeared in the sky. Because I knew this would only last for a moment, I rushed back to a pair of trees I noticed earlier, grabbed my 70-200 and took the shot.


Trees in motion

ISO200 | 35mm | f8 | 1/4s

Motion


Veluwe, NL -

Due to a lack of inspiration and interesting circumstances I decided to be creative and took this photo of a group of young birches by simultaneously moving the camera up and release the shutter. After some trial and error I managed to create this abstract photo.


Lone tree in Planken Wambuis

ISO50 | 16mm | f11 | 1/20s

Tree


Planken Wambuis, NL -

Early morning shot of the same lone tree as in the previous photo, a few days later, with the sun peeking through the clouds.


Tree at sunset

ISO50 | 16mm | f11 | 1s

Sunset sky


Planken Wambuis, NL -

Sunset photo of a lone tree. Beautiful orange and yellow colors in an amazing sky.