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Welcome to my portfolio

Scroll down this page to see my latest posts or use the menu above to find the themes that appeal to you. At the bottom you can see my latest Instagram posts (you won't need an account).

I added comments on every image to offer some background. Any observation from your side: more than welcome ☺. Enjoy!

Three activities that have played an important part in my life have come together in this website: photography, web design and my love for English (I'm not trying to be perky here, I chose to translate my website into English as most of my visitors are non-Dutch speaking).

Photography is what makes me tick. I noticed that my work is getting more and more abstract. Inspired by having visited more museums in the past five years than in my entire life? Most certainly. Changed because I am getting older? Definitely.

With techniques such as ICM and blur aided by post-processing I try to make images that are different and grab the attention. If they don't, I am truly sorry. But there's also plenty of tradional photography. Don't worry.

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Roses

Every year we have a family meeting and the same tradition says a beautiful and colourful bunch of roses will be on our table.

--- 27 Feb 2021, Est (NL) ---

A colourful bouquet of roses

Wintry Holland

Just before landing at Schiphol Airport, the plane crossed the Noordzeekanaal, flying over 'Westelijk Havengebied' Westpoort to land at the Zwanenburglaan. There were 24 passengers on board and I had a nice chat with one of the air hostesses.

--- 13 February 2021, Amsterdam (NL) ---

Noordzeekanaal in wintry circumstances

Playa la Rajita

Just to celebrate my page on Tenerife has gone live, I posted this picture of seven years ago: a beach in a secluded part on the windy west coast of Tenerife.

--- 30 Dec 2014, El Médano (E) 👁 more tenerife ---

Near Playa la Rajita

Canarian colours

This rowing boat must have changed owners a couple of times.

--- 7 Jan 2021, Punta Mujeres (E) 👁 more canarian colours ---

Rowing boat at Punta Mujeres

The escapist

Once this creature smelled the ocean, it broke loose, came straight to me and whizzed past, pink leash trailing behind it.

--- 7 Feb 2021, Arrieta (E) 👁 more quadrupeds ---

Dog running on La Garita beach Arrieta

Gulls revisited (2)

Couldn't help it, this one was about to fly right over me. Saw it coming. Angel-like being. Single shot.

--- 9 Feb 2021, El Golfo (E) 👁 more gulls ---

Sea gull in full flight

Gulls revisited

I can't get enough of them, these sea gulls. Today it was all quiet, no bickering, no fighting, just enjoying the sun.

--- 3 Feb 2021, Playa Quemada (E) 👁 more gulls ---

Sea gull in full flight

My name is Tiger

Pleased to meet you. And this turf is mine.

--- 31 Jan 2021, Teguise (E) ---

Close-up of cat

Silent beauty

Gracious as some flowers can be, delicate colours, pronounced shape, this lily is a fine floral sculpture.

--- 26 Jan 2021, Teguise (E) ---

Lily in a patio

Gliders

So difficult to catch, these seagulls are shy and fast. I captured all of them at Lanzarote. Follow the link below if you want to see more of these creatures.

--- 24 Jan 2021, Playa Quemada (E) 👁 more gulls ---

Two seagulls at Playa Quemada Lanzarote

At your service

This dog is apparently a hunter, ready to fetch what its master has caught or shot.

--- 24 Jan 2021, Playa Quemada (E) 👁 more iqos ---

Dog at the beach

Seagulls

So difficult to catch, they're shy and fast.

--- 22 Jan 2020, Arrieta (E) 👁 more gulls ---

Three seagulls at Playa La Garita Lanzarote

The Rocket

Paws hardly long enough not to sink into the sand, hugely enjoying itself on the beach.

--- 21 Jan 2021, Arrieta (E) 👁 more iqos ---

Running dog

Rural ruins

Abandoned barns in an agricultural area in Lanzarote, high up in the hills.

--- 21 Jan 2021, El Mojon (E) 👁 more icm ---

Running dog

Rhode Island Red

Which appears to be the name of this hen. Beautiful creature, doesn't make any sound, a star in just sitting there and doin' nothing. I republished this picture of 4 November 2020 as it is featured in the Textures issue of AbstractAZZI.

--- 16 Jan 2021, Neerijnen (NL) ---

Rhode Island Red at Kasteeltuin Neerijnen

Sheer power

Fountains of spray, deafening sound when the winds are easterly and the waves are crashing on the rocky coast.

--- 15 Jan 2021, Arrieta (E) ---

La Garita beach at Arrieta Lanzarote

A hard life

There's a Platanus x hispanica near my favourite coffee bar. It's more than 30 years old and its roots have absolutely nowhere to go: it's asphalt, cobblestones, the expansion of the coffee bar that keeps the rain away from its roots. And it shows. Its bark is a painting.

--- 15 January 2021, Guatiza (E) 👁 more barks ---

Platanus x hispanica Guatiza Lanzarote

Volcanic landscape

A grey sky subdued the colours of this image. The white arches look like a flock of sheep, but they're houses in the shape of the movement I made. Shutter speed 1/8 sec, F/45, 300 mm, ISO200, full frame, unfinished circular movement.

--- 11 Jan 2021, Guatiza (E) 👁 more lanzarote ---

ICM image of Mala with volcanic backdrop

Stormy weather

This boat needs a capable pilot that leads it to quieter waters.

--- 3 Jan 2021, Arrecife 👁 more icm ---

Boat in San Gines Lagoon at Arrecife

Volcanic colours

Especially when the sun is on and off, you get great contrasts in the volcanic colours. But today was cloudy and the shades get even more subtle. The ICM makes the village look like little sailboats.

--- 10 Jan 2021, Mala (E) 👁 more icm ---

ICM image of Mala with volcanic backdrop

Volcanic landscape (2)

Near Mala there's a ridge of volcans with colours that are even captivating in the rain. I shot this from the car with my side window open and got wet nevertheless.

--- 8 Jan 2021, Mala (E) 👁 more icm ---

Volcanic hills near Mala