Landscape and Outdoor Photography
ISO31 | 28mm | f8 | 1/160s | 12/2020
Lots of negative space in this photo. The dark sky forces the viewers eye to the light and the trees. The cold morning started with a completely overcast sky and I had no real plan in mind as to what to shoot or where to go, but when the sky opened up a bit, I decided to go to the pine trees I had previously photographed. I knew the sun would rise behind the trees and I was hoping for some nice light. For this shot I used a fairly short focal length to capture as many dark clouds and sky as possible. It was just a matter of placing my tripod in the right position and waiting for some sunlight to break through the clouds.
ISO64 | 135mm | f11 | 1/2s | 12/2020
Into the mist
NP Veluwezoom, NL -
I couldn't resist to photograph this 'road in the woods' again, because of the wonderful foggy conditions. The road with its beautiful curves just seems to disappear into nothingness.
ISO31 | 70mm | f11 | 1/30s | 10/2020
ISO100 | 26mm | f11 | 1/10s | 07/2020
ISO100 | 26mm | f11 | 1/15s | 06/2020
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.
ISO100 | 155mm | f11 | 1/2s | 10/2020
Bend in the road
While scouting for some autumn compositions, I noticed the 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!
ISO31 | 16mm | f11 | 1/25s | 10/2020
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.
ISO64 | 116mm | f11 | 1/8s | 07/2020
ISO31 | 116mm | f8 | 1/13s | 07/2020
Golden hour tree
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.
ISO64 | 70mm | f11 | 1/160s | 06/2020
ISO64 | 90mm | f8 | 1/200s | 05/2020
ISO64 | 32mm | f11 | 1/30s | 12/2019
ISO50 | 145mm | f11 | 1.3s | 01/2018
ISO64 | 70mm | f11 | 1/20s | 10/2019
ISO64 | 125mm | f11 | 1/640s | 10/2019
Golden hour sunset
October version of the same group of trees I photographed a few months ago, when the setting sun was way more to the right and outside of the frame. I planned to come back early October, when the position of the setting sun would be more behind, or at least closer to the trees, what hopefully has turned out to be a great shot.
ISO64 | 29mm | f11 | 1/1.3s | 09/2019
ISO50 | 116mm | f11 | 1/180s | 06/2019
ISO100 | 70mm | f8 | 1/30s | 05/2019
ISO50 | 70mm | f11 | 1/2s | 02/2019
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.
ISO50 | 200mm | f11 | 1/45s | 09/2018
ISO50 | 16mm | f11 | 1s | 04/2018
ISO50 | 86mm | f11 | 20s | 01/2019
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!
ISO50 | 70mm | f11 | 1/3s | 11/2018
ISO50 | 56mm | f11 | 1/1s | 09/2018
ISO50 | 200mm | f11 | 1/30s | 09/2018
ISO50 | 86mm | f11 | 121s | 09/2018
ISO50 | 66mm | f11 | 1.5s | 09/2018
Le Mont Saint Michel
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.
ISO50 | 150mm | f11 | 1/45s | 09/2018
Moulin de Moidrey
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.
ISO50 | 22mm | f11 | 1/2s | 08/2018
ISO50 | 85mm | f11 | 1/80s | 08/2018
ISO50 | 95mm | f11 | 2s | 06/2018
ISO50 | 140mm | f11 | 1/8s | 04/2018
A part of 'Deelerwoud' consists of heath. That's where I saw this small group of trees in the distance. It looks as if they were gathering for the night. The white clouds, the blue sky and the warm orange light from the setting sun provided a beautiful layered backdrop for this photograph.
ISO200 | 24mm | f5.6 | 1/125s | 03/2016
ISO100 | 28mm | f11 | 1/200s | 10/2014
ISO100 | 75mm | f8 | 1/400s | 05/2011