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Welcome to my portfolio

Scroll down this page to see new images in chronological order 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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Kiss from a Rose

It's this song by Seal that keeps returning to my mind when I look at this image which was a single ICM shot in-camera taking 2 seconds @ F/22.

--- 289 Mar 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

ICM image of a rose, multiple exposure

Birch trees against a dark sky

Spring is only hesitantly showing itself.

--- 11 Apr 2021, Est (NL) ---

Close-up of cat

Est (1)

Quite close to our house there are some old farm buildings with haystacks that have been beautifully restored. This is a freehand ICM image using a 4 second exposure at F/22.

--- 23 Mar 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Village of Est in the Betuwe Netherlands

Est (2)

In the vicinity I have been looking for farms and houses that are older than a century, and shot them as if it was 1921.

--- 9 Apr 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Dog at the beach

Est (3)

Dreef in Est

Est (4)

Another 4 second exposure at F/32 of an old farm nearby, turned into a faded picture.

--- 23 Mar 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Village of Est in the Betuwe Netherlands

Mariënwaerdt

Lovely driveway lined with old trees in this area of noble ancestry that goes back to 1734. Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt is a family estate of over 900 hectares. I created an ICM effect of the driveway by making a V-shaped 4 second movement.

--- 31 Mar 2021, Beesd (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Two seagulls at Playa Quemada Lanzarote

Pole in the lake

Near Vlijmen is a beautiful natural area, this is the Engelen lake with a simple pole and reed in the background. I also made a monochrome version that is even subtler.

--- 3 Apr 2021, Vlijmen (NL) 👁 more monochrome ---

pole in the reed at Engelen

Prunus is blossoming

One of our neighbours has a Prunus in his front garden that is really spectacular. Starts off in white and then changes to pink. It's an insect magnet.

--- 2 Apr 2021, Est (NL)) 👁 more icm ---

Blooming Prunus

Narcissus along a ditch

Yellow cloud in front of our house.

--- 31 Mar 2021, Est (NL) ---

Narcissus along a ditch

Waves in the surf

--- 31 Mar 2021, Egmond aan Zee (NL) ---

Multiple exposure of Narcissus in a vase

Narcissus

What its character stands for is exactly what we don't need these days, but ... we picked these in our garden just to show: don't worry, spring is coming.

--- 9 Mar 2021, Est (NL) ---

Multiple exposure of Narcissus in a vase

Viburnum

--- 10 March 2021, Est (NL) ---

Viburnum in a vase

Naked trees

--- 28 Feb 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Trees along the street

Willows at a snowy ditch

Amazing, the snow had melted a week ago, this ditch bordered by pruned willows was nevertheless still completely covered with it.

--- 28 Feb 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Pruned willows along a snowy ditch

Roses

Every year we have a family meeting in summer commemorating my mother, 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

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

Deep waters

--- 5 Feb 2021, Arrieta (E) ---

Black and white of ocean

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