My black & white photos
Light, composition, shape and pattern without the color distractions
ISO64 | 185mm | f8 | 1/20s | 01/2021
A calm, cold and foggy morning. The dark spots around the tree immediately drew my attention when I passed by. Since I was in a rather artistic mood, I decided to go for just a simple and minimalist photo. The foggy conditions made it possible to create this photo without any distracting elements in the frame. I really like the dark spots on the ground. They sort of anchor the tree, making the photo more balanced. The same goes for the conversion to black and white.
ISO64 | 80mm | f11 | 1/15s | 12/2020
NP Veluwezoom, NL -
Black and white panorama view of a misty heath. Stitched together from 9 images.
ISO64 | 24mm | f11 | 1/40s | 07/2020
Lucky me! These people walked by when I was busy photographing this dramatic sky together with one of my favourite local trees during sunset. I waited for them to be right in between the setting sun and my camera, making them stand out nicely. At the same time, they add a sense of scale to the tree in the photo.
ISO64 | 190mm | f8 | 1/25s | 11/2020
The moment I noticed this sapling, my attention was drawn to its beautiful shape and its position in the rolling landscape. Furthermore, there were no disturbing background elements, which is always nice. This morning there was some fog so I decided to go for a black and white photo. I will certainly head back in spring when the sun sets right behind this lovely little fellow.
ISO64 | 70mm | f8 | 1/200s | 10/2019
ISO64 | 86mm | f8 | 1/30s | 03/2020
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 | 12/2019
ISO64 | 190mm | f11 | 1/40s | 12/2019
ISO64 | 60mm | f11 | 1/80s | 12/2019
ISO50 | 70mm | f11 | 1/3s | 11/2018
ISO64 | 130mm | f4 | 1/640s | 10/2019
ISO50 | 170mm | f11 | 1/60s | 09/2018
ISO50 | 120mm | f8 | 1/2s | 10/2017
ISO50 | 122mm | f8 | 1/8s | 01/2019
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.
ISO50 | 120mm | f8 | 75s | 09/2018
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.
ISO50 | 200mm | f11 | 1/10s | 02/2018
ISO200 | 16mm | f8 | 1/1000s | 07/2013