So with all the latest blogs from France to Germany and back to Belgium I have this small blog. Nothing travel related or an exciting adventure, just a lazy Sunday hike in Bentwoud. Bentwoud is a new nature and recreational area right in the middle of the randstad. It has been transformed from farm land into this area in 2016. Since then 2,5 million trees and bushes are planted here which makes this quite a big area of around 800 hectares.Read More
Time to head off to photograph a favourite of mine or the one that is still way on top of the list to photograph. We left early, not that early because we knew, the conditions were not optimal. Saying I wanted a nice thick fog and sun to reveal the Burg, but we got treated to the warmest day in October ever I guess. Well, it didn’t spoil the fun we had.Read More
This trip was the return gift from my father to me, as Ilse of Skye was for him. The cool thing is, Étretat is a very nice environment which you can reach by car in about 6 hours. So it is pretty accessible situated in Normandy France and a great place to do photography. It is also quite close to the D-Day beaches and it’s historical landmarks and the remains of war you will encounter.Read More
During summer I wanted to visit this icon forest. Photographing the forest early morning together with sunlight hitting the trees and ground, lightening the green mossy concrete ruins of this historical and heavily fought battle in this forest during the war.Read More
This time beginning of autumn, actually a really nice Indian summer evening, I got out after work and ended up round 18:00h in the dunes. Together with the Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon XF 100-400mm lens and some DJI Mavic Air drone shots, I was pretty happy hiking through the dunes at Vogelenzang. I have been here before, so I knew what I was looking for.Read More
So after the new kid in town, see previous blog, time for an early morning in the dunes and some of the meadows leading up to the dunes. I returned to the Amsterdamse waterleidingduinen, but still want to photograph the wisent in the other part of the dunes here in the Netherlands.Read More
So, it has been quiet for a while for a good reason. That reason is Tom! He was born end of May and is doing fine! The big brother is proud, see Sam in the last photo.
I wanted to share this post as I was just cycling around my home town through the meadows and saw plenty of birds that arrived for the summer here. As wel as many hares and obviously the famous dutch cows and farm land.
As you can see nature is everywhere, especially in spring, just go out and explore. Maybe not all is as exciting as being out in the wilderness, but even here in the urban western part of the Netherlands, you will find interesting animals, compositions and therefor photos!Read More
The Isle of Skye was on my wish list for a few years, however I never really explored the means to get there or the costs. I thought the only way to get there was by boat from The Netherlands to Scotland and then drive, to save costs and go with my own car. Still I thought this was a costly trip and therefor it did not materialise. So why now?Read More
Whenever I visit the Dutch dunes I always end up in the same area. This area lets me photograph nice landscapes, but also a variety of wildlife, ranging from small birds to elk, deer and foxes. However this time around I wanted to go to the more northern part of the Dunes area, which is Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland.Read More