Can you follow?

People that allready follow me over at facebook have recently seen the edit preview of this shot taken in 2012. I was browsing trough my archives and then found this image. It was pushed in the background because There was a very strong ‘winner’ shot in that series so it got pushed into the background […]

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An Evening at the Beach

I haven’t been out much lately. You know, the regular excuses of beeing busy with other stuff. But yesterday I just took a chance. I had hoped to go out and all day the weather was looking promising. I had two plans in my head, I ended up heading for the beach to go with plan […]

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Macro Mania

Here’s a small collection of close-up/macro images I took the last couple of weeks… I have had a fascination of dandelions for a while. I just love their structure and the background colors that happen when the background is filtered through the out of focus seedpods of the dandelion. I know it its a classic […]

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On my way

Every day on my way to work I pass this windmill. It’s been a favorite subject of mine to photograph for some time now. And I have done so under many different conditions and seasons. Once someone said that I should turn all my images into a book about the Grote Molen. (That is its […]

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Always have a backup plan

Yup it’s tulip seison! A little late because of the long cold period but now its finally here! For those of you who have never seen the fields in real life; get inspired by this awesome drone footage.   A couple of weeks ago I went to the tulip fields and I found this amazing spot adjacent […]

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The Delicate Sound of Tulips

It’s the 9th of april 2015, although its springtime the weather is colder than usual. Ever since my first try  I’ve been hunting for that one image of the tulip fields that I will be completely happy with. So I set out to give it another try. I know it’s early in the season but I’ve […]

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Springtime!

Springtime has finally landed in the Netherlands, time to change the winter tyres for the summer ones! A nice occasion for me to start a theme on spring and what makes the best springtime pictures. Of course the flower bulb fields are always spectaculair but they are not yet fully in bloom. Usually the first […]

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Country Road

I was on my way to a birthday party. Keeping my eye on the sky. I had anticipated that the sunset might become interesting that evening and on the way to the party there would be some nice locations I had never been before. After driving only 10 minutes the sunset was allready about to go into overdrive […]

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Featured in N-Photo magazine

I am honoured to have my photo featured in this issue of N-Photo Magazine. Yesterday I finally received my hardcopy and I’m happy to be in the magazine with al these other great photographs! N-Photo is the independent photography magazine for Nikon users. Every issue is packed with Nikon-specific advice for taking better photos and in-depth reviews […]

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A Leap of Faith

I’ve been an Apple Aperture fan since I’ve started out in digital photography a couple of years ago. But since Apple has stopped developing Aperture I knew a change was gonna come… Now I’ve been experimenting with Lightroom for a little while and am very impressed with some of the functionalities. I’m starting to get familiar […]

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Looking back at 2014

  Like last year I decided to create an slideshow of my favorite images of 2014. Always fun to look back and see how things developed. It’s been a busy, but a good year. This year I have more commissioned work in my favorite images, just because I had more photography assignments. Who knows what next year will bring? And if you […]

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Best of 2014

Answering to the call of Jim Goldsteins blog to go and post your top images of the year I participate again like last year. I also made a video post with a lot more of my favorites but here are my top 5 favorite photographs of 2014 with my comments… In no particular order: This one was […]

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Castle Oud Poelgeest Fall Foliage

It’s that time of the year again. As a landscape photographer I have a bucket list of stuff to photograph in certain seasons. I mean, some things just look way better in winter and some things in springtime but in autumn… almost everything looks great! Because the sun is lower in the sky the light […]

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Mushroom Macro

Monday morning the 2nd of november 2014, the kids are in school and our youngest did not yet wanted to go on her beauty nap. As in my previous post, Macro Monday Morning so I thought it was time for me to go out on a little errand, and while I’m at it, take a little […]

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Macro Monday Mornings

Monday is the day that I have the care of the kids and our household. One monday morning after bringing the two oldest to school the youngest did not yet wanted to sleep (she is about half a year old). I decided to go out for some shopping and put her in the stroller. This […]

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A Processing Post

Even though It’s my opinion to ‘get it right in camera’ I do use more post processing than you would expect. Sometimes the RAW image coming from the camera just does not live up to the scene I was witnessing while capturing the shot. And sometimes my search for dramatic images just makes me play […]

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A l’aise Breizh

Just got back from my first holiday in a long time. After some deliberate thought we finally decided to go at last. With our four months old baby girl we decided to not go to far away from home and eventually settled on Bretange, France as our destination. We rented this mobile home on a camping and […]

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The Gardener

I was out photographing the magnificent Dutch couds and the vista’s. Then while I was waiting for the sun to come out from behind the clouds a man came up to me. He lived in the house behind my position. He said that the view from his backyard across a little river was beautiful and invited […]

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A Passage Across

The Ferry Across the Zijl carrying passengers between Leiden and Warmond, back and forth. Yesterday evening was cloudy but as I suspected around sunset the sun started to shine for just a little bit. I decided to bring my gear so that I could go out for a shoot immediately after my weekly aikido training session. My guess was […]

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Bulb Exposure III

After the last couple of misses in the tulip season (as you can read in this blogpost) I said to myself that this time I was going to be at the right time and moment. But then a little baby girl called Noor was born in my little family and things suddenly got very hectic […]

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Leiden Observatory

(Sterrewacht Leiden in Dutch) is an astronomical observatory in the city of Leiden, the Netherlands. It is the oldest operating University observatory in the world. The original observatory used observing platforms on the roof of the main university building at the Rapenburg. In 1860 this large, modern observatory was erected at the Witte Singel. This building was the home of the […]

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Rembrandt’s Crib

An early morning view of the Galgewater in Leiden. Shot on a beautiful morning in Leiden, from the Rembrandtsbridge, next to windmill The Put. You can see the historic harbor and ships and the city’s timber yard. In the middle on the left is the house where Rembrandt van Rijn was born (the famous painter). […]

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Rediscovering Leiden

If you live in a beautiful city like Leiden you kind of get used to the beauty. Those special landmarks and buildings just blend into the streets and disappear just to hide in plain sight. Lately I’m rediscovering the beauty of my hometown. Triggered by a need to create beautiful images I started to photograph those […]

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Macro Fun

Inspired by youtubevideo’s I was planning on developing my macro skills more. So I ordered a budget version of macro extension tubes and started playing around. Ever since received my budget extension tubes I’ve been having lots of fun improving and practicing my macro skills. Allthoug I am  happy with the results I’m getting allready […]

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Morning view over the Old Rhine

I pass this building every day on my way to work. At the moment It’s almost sunrise when I pass it and a couple of days ago I stopped and took a picture to put on Instagram. And then I thought; why not take a ‘proper’ picture with my DSLR, so here it is, a […]

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Documenting my hometown

As a small project I have taken it upon myself to start taking photographs of landmarks and characteristic buildings in my hometown. Usually on monday mornings I set out and venture into the city. Some of these subject are really cliche and have been photographed so often that for me there is no real challenge […]

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The Log

Sunrise landscape photography at the Vlietlanden, it is friday the 10th of January and it’s cold but not as cold as it should be. I’ve been to this location before but this time I was looking for a different subject. My composition is made and I was waiting for the light and clouds do their […]

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Best of 2013

My last post with the video ‘looking back’ actually was made because of this post; My top 10 pictures of 2013. It has been a great year for me on the subject of photography; It was the year that I started to take myself and my photography serious. It started with me getting a ‘proper’ wide angle […]

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Looking back

2013 was a great year for me photography department. It was the year that I started to take myself and my photography serious. It started with me getting a ‘proper’ wide angle lense, a website, contributing to a stock site, having a webshop over at werkaandemuur and of course a lot of new photographs! This […]

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What a Week

A quick blogpost. It has been some week, we have had many different kinds of weather in the Netherlands this past week. Varying from stoms to normal december weather to ice cold frost bitten mornings to foggy and misty sunrises. All of which were wonderful to go out in and try to capture them. Some […]

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Learning from the archives

Frost has taken over the landscape as it is patiently waiting for the sunrise. Along with the sun comes the promise of (a little) warmth. Until then the landscape holds it’s breath and abides the cold. I captured this image a year ago on a very cold november morning. It has been one good year […]

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Shadows and Stockings

The Hague’s Beatrixkwartier on a beautiful monday fall-morning. This location was on top of my list and I finally had the opportunity. Earlier that morning I went to Oegstgeest and shot the small castle of Oud Poelgeest but soon a little haze came into the sky so the fall colors on the tree’s were not […]

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Something Different (for me)

I was walking in the dunes of Katwijk with my kids, we kind of got lost in between the high sand dunes and i took a while to get back to the place we’ve started. During the walk the weather had changed from clear to cloudy/overcast. To bad because I was hoping to be abeled […]

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Here comes the Rain

I had to work late, on my day off… so after dinner I set off to get to work. My wife asked me why is your photo gear standing by? Being caught in the act I reacted shy; ‘Euhh maybe I get a chance to take a photo along the way?’ My wife gave me […]

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The story of my favorite Windmill and a rainbow

I pass this windmill almost every day on my way to work. It is a favorite subject in my images and Instagram stream. Every day the conditions are different, sometimes not even worth mentioning and sometimes capture-worthy. Most of the time when it’s looking nice I cannot resist grabbing my iPhone and taking a shot […]

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Recent portrait Work

Shooting portraits is a ‘thing’ for me lately. I have been experimenting from time to time but last week I got to do it for real! I just have a thing for a great environmental portrait and a headshot or an intimate portrait are photo’s I really love taking. I just love the concept of […]

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Photography at Maasvlakte and Rotterdam Harbour

I’ve been very busy this week on assignment at the Maasvlakte and the Rotterdam Harbour area. My company Balyon is designing an annual report for a client that promotes Cargo shipment via rail. In the assignment we were also invited to go over to the Maasvlakte and the Rotterdam Harbour and take some pictures of […]

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Landscape Photography Tip: Revisiting a Location

As a landscape photographer you spend a lot of time searching for great locations. Most of the times a good location is not enough for good Landscape Photography. Especially if you live in my neck of the woods. Here’s a great tip; once you have found a location it is a good idea to go […]

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Long Exposures & Architecture

Lately I’ve been photographing a lot of long exposures. And I’m especially intrigued by architectural black and white long exposures. Inspired by artists like Joel Tjintjelaar and Julia-Anna Gospodarou I’ve been wanting/planning to do a shot like this for a long time now. Finally a chance arose. A building in my hometown of Leiden, The […]

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Landscape Photography at Katwijk, Buitensluis

Sunset at Katwijk, A good friend of mine wanted to experiment and learn long exposure landscape/seascape photography. So after checking the weather and tide and matching our own schedule we finally hooked up on a warm monday evening in July. We decided to go to the location where the Rhine finally ends up in the North […]

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Regio Stock

As you may or may not allready know I am a Graphic Designer by profession. In my work my clients and I often encounter the need for a regional image. Something that adds context to the design or emphasises it’s localisation. If you search for images you can find a lot of them on stock […]

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Sunset over Het Valkenburgse Meer

Yesterday all of a sudden, after a whole day of drab and dreary weather the sky cleared in the evening. It was the second longest day of the year. I immediately grabbed my gear and headed out to the Valkenburgse Meer. A location close to my home that I haven’t visited for some time. In […]

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Werk aan de Muur

I’m proud to announce that I’ve signed up to the website werkaandemuur.nl to sell some of my images. You can buy big canvas prints of my work there but I must say that there are many talented artists who sell their work through Werk aan de Muur. So go over there and check them out! […]

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Bulb Exposure II

This is a Follow-up from a previous blog called Bulb Exposure, you can read it here. Never make the same mistake, right? Oops, I think I just did… This week I was passing a field with fantastic purple tulips. I was on my way to check out another location but was very happy to see […]

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What Dreams May Come

First sunsetshoot in May, the weather is finally getting to where you would expect it to be at this time of year. Nature is doing it’s best to catch up for lost time. The trees and grass are exploding with green and the sunset’s? Oh well, check em out for yourself! I was not planning […]

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At Day’s End

After a wonderful day the clouds were blown away and gave us this magnificent sunset. This image was captured roughly 10 minutes after sunset and taken on the same night as my previous blog entry: Bulb Exposure. Quite a contrast in colours and atmosphere isn’t it? It’s a spot that I’ve visited before but every […]

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Bulb Exposure

Every Dutch landscape photographer should have a picture of the world famous dutch flower fields right? It’s a cliché image to have in your portfolio but if done right it add’s great colour and perspective. Last year I had my very first try. I was staking out possible locations on the internet and after weeks […]

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We have a winner!

Somewhere in february I entered the monthly phototheme of the Fokkio blog/community. The theme for the month April was landscapes, right up my alley! The photograps had to have been taken within the three previous months and had to be landscapes! Happy and surprised to have won and the great comments from the jury, gave […]

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Editors Pick

Yay! my image; Cold Sunrise has been picked as editors pick over at www.500px.com! I was pleasantly surprised that ‘they’ picked my image. The exposure you get once your image has been selected as editors pick is massive! you can check www.500px.com It’s a great place for photo’s and you can sign up for free!

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Clouded Judgement

It is the 22nd of March, 5:30 in the morning and my alarm just went off… I suddenly remember why I decided to get up this silly hour… I was planning on taking a photograph of the jetty of the Vlietlanden, a small recreational lake in the neighbourhood. For weeks I was wondering how my […]

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From the start

Ever since I was a kid I was fascinated by photography. Watching my dad taking holiday snapshots with his Pentax camera. Having him explain to me how to take a photograph and how the exposure meter worked and ‘helping’ him in his darkroom to develop the pictures. All on a very basic level. He was […]

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