Some random autumn images from October landscapes in the Veluwe nature reserve. Although the leaves are still a bit green, the light has turned softer, which I prefer while doing landscape photography. Above is the Leuvenum Creek during a sunny early morning. I used a ND filter to smoothen the water surface in the creek and a tripod to compensate for the long exposure.
Path through Beech trees with mist in the Speulder and Sprielder forest.
Fallen Beech tree in the Speulder and Sprielder forest.
Beech trees with haze in the Speulder and Sprielder forest.
Sunset over the plains in the Veluwe nature reserve near Apeldoorn.
The Jökulsárlón lake in Iceland is a Glacier lagoon filled with icebergs. The lagoon is directly connected to the ocean, so with the tide the icebergs float in and out of the lagoon. Some of the icebergs get washed up on the black lava sand beach near the entrance of the lagoon. As they melt away, the most beautiful abstract works of natural art are sculpted with each wave that hits the icebergs.
For some images of the icebergs in the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you can check out the Iceland series here
Waves during sunrise.
I call this “Prelude To Wet Feet”.
Crystal clear ice.
Last saturday the weather forecast showed an approaching thunder storm in the early afternoon. So I went out to capture the incoming storm over the nearby Flevoland landscape. After two minutes after making the above panorama picture (5 photos stitched together) the sky went black and heavy rain came falling down. So I hurried back to the car and went home.
Although the rest of the afternoon the light outdoors was pretty dull, just before sunset it became interesting again. I made a panorama of my hometown from a spot on the city bridge that I use often. After the sun set and I thought it was time to go home but I decided to take a little detour to see if the lakes at Kampereiland would still be interesting to shoot. That’s where I made the third picture, a panorama of the serene landscape.
Now it was really time to go home and relax. But just after I went to bad a huge thunderstorm broke loose. So I found myself at 02.30 at night standing under a bridge trying to capture some lightning bolts. So there you have it. Four pictures made on the same day (ok, technically the last one was made the next day).
Finally! A nice colorful sunset to give my new set of ND Grad filters a test drive. Both pictures were taken in the delta of the river IJssel, between the cities of Kampen en Zwolle in The Netherlands. Just before and just after sunset. The pictures are panorama’s consisting of 4-5 different photos, stitched together in Photoshop.
Last February, like almost every year, I visited the island of Schiermonnikoog in the Waddensea region in the north of The Netherlands. Each time I visit the island, I have to take some pictures of the lighthouse. I love its classic design and red color and its location is really pitoresque with two small cottages nearby. This year I went out in the evening to see if I could capture the light of the lighthouse. Although it was freezing cold I took a series of pictures of which the above is an example. I love the way the light beams are pointing in different directions and how you can see the path through the dunes leading to the lighthouse. On the horizon you can see a bit of ‘light pollution’ coming from the island’s village. For this picture I used a tripod and remote shutter to avoid camera shake.
Here’s another picture of the lighthouse I took during summer last year. It’s taken almost from the same position in the dunes.
Searching for a nice location to do some long exposure shots, I ended up in town of Stavoren on the on the shore of Lake IJsselmeer in Friesland. The harbor entrance with its red and green light beacons and rocks on the dykes looked like a prefect location, so I set up my camera with a tripod and got my filters out of the bag. Than I had to wait for the sun to set on this warm and calm early March (!) afternoon. When the sun was setting I walked around looking for nice compositions and I ended up taking the above picture. I used a ND and ND grad filter to make the water smooth and the sky dramatic.
A few hours earlier, I took this picture on the dyke between Stavoren and Hindeloopen.
During a visit to the island of Texel, the weather hadn’t decided yet if it was spring or winter, if it was sunshine or snowing. This resulted in some dramatic landscapes with dark skies combined with sunlight.
Sheets of ice flakes in the Waddensea at Schiermonnikoog.