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Welcome to my portfolio

Scroll down 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). Warning: I'm in my impressionist period now.

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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Palm

The very same palm I made a Pep Ventosa of, a bit further down this page, this time with a turning movement. Exposure 0.3 sec, F/5.6 @ 300 mm.

--- 14 Jan 2022, Lajarea (E) ---

Palm

Palm

Palm

Sunrise

--- 13 Jan 2022, Lajares (E)) 👁 more icm ---

Electric Ladyland

Garden fantasies

--- 12 Jan 2022, Lajares (E)) ---

Strelitzia

Palm

Palm

Palm

Sunset

--- 11 Jan 2022, Lajares (E) ---

Lajares

Piedra playa

--- 11 Jan 2021, El Cotillo (E)) ---

Surfers at El Cotillo

Surfers at El Cotillo

Surfers at El Cotillo

Dog at El Cotillo

Surfers at El Cotillo

Basketball

--- 11 Jan 2021, La Oliva (E) ---

Basketball players from Italy

Basketball players from Italy

El Cotillo

--- 10 Jan 2022, El Cotillo (E) ---

Fishermen at El Cotillo

Fishermen at El Cotillo

Skaters

Two groups of skaters, one Italian and the other Spanish, having a lot of fun at Reyes. Exposure main image 1/8 sec at F/32 @ 90 mm. See link below for more images.

--- 6 Jan 2021, La Oliva (E) 👁 more skaters ---

Skaters at La Oliva

Skaters at La Oliva

Breaker waves

--- 4 Dec 2022, Corralejo (E) ---

Corralejo

Corralejo

Corralejo

At the beach

Lots to see and to do.

--- 31 Dec 2021, Corralejo (E) ---

Corralejo surfers

Corralejo surfers

Along the coastline (1)

'I don't think I am going to like this'.

--- 30 Dec 2021, Corralejo (E) ---

Den Treek

Along the coastline (2)

'I have always been into sports, you know.'

--- 30 Dec 2021, Corralejo ---

At the beach

At the beach

At the beach

At the beach

Happy New Year

This is a light ornament in the shape of an igloo for Xmas on the village square, I used a zoom burst and turned the camera at the same time. So thankfully no firecrackers and bazooka bangs, all very silent 😉.

--- 1 Jan 2022, La Lajita (E) ---

Software

Betancuria

Celebrated my birthday in a quaint village that used to be the former capital to Fuerteventura, having the Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria as its centre. Exposure of the ICM: 1/6 sec at F22 @ 35 mm.

--- 28 Dec 2021, Betancuria (E) ---

Betancuria

Betancuria

Betancuria

Environment

I am proud to announce that 'The Bee Hotel', shot in Neerijnen, was selected for the final 20 images to be featuring in the Environment section of the 2021 Exhibition initiated by ICM Photo Magazine.

--- 27 Dec 2021, Lajares (E) ---

Surfing

Surfin'

In the strait between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura it's a joy to see so many experienced surfers at work conquering the big waves.

--- 26 Dec 2021, Corralejo (E) ---

Surfing

Surfing girl

Volcano Calderón Hondo

 

--- 26 Dec 2021, Lajares (E) ---

Volcano Calderón Hondo

Parque Natural de Corralejo

Immensely large, just dunes and sand, tough job to hike with a backpack full of equipment, but ... beautiful. Shutter speed 1.5 sec, F/38, 207 mm, ISO200, waiving movement.

--- 22 Dec 2021, Corralejo (E) ---

Corralejo Parque

Architecture

You wouldn't expect stumbling on such modern architecture on an island that has so many derelict building projects. This afternoon I came across this photogenic building. Exposure 0.3 sec at F/45 @ 300 mm.

--- 21 Dec 2021, La Oliva (E) ---

Crematorium

Crematorium

Crematorium

Housing estates

--- 21 Dec 2021, La Oliva (E) ---

Autumn in Neerijnen

Playa La Concha

At the end of the afternoon, there was some interesting light developing. Just checking if this seascape will be a keeper. Exposure 1,5 sec, F/27 at 70 mm for the ICM one, 1/125 at F/16 for the straight one.

--- 20 Dec 2021, El Cotillo (E) ---

Evening light at La Concha

Evening light at La Concha

Evening light at La Concha

Evening light at La Concha

El Cotillo

Lovely tiny harbour. Owing to a lovely Spanish couple (send me a mail if you want your picture), the port master let me in and I could do some shooting.

--- 19 Dec 2021, El Cotillo (E) ---

El Cotillo

El Cotillo

El Cotillo

El Cotillo

The Fisherman

Butterfly

'Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee'. It does look like a butterfly, this Strelitzia, but it doesn't fly. Intriguing flower. Exposure 1/6 sec at F4.5 @ 140 mm.

--- 18 Dec 2021, Lajares (E) ---

Strelitzia

Felices fiestas

For Xmas and New Year the main square of this quaint fishing village has a light sculpture that I played around with, and turned it into a Euro sign. Hoping that restaurants such as Rámon will be supported by the government in these hard times, because they deserve it.

--- 17 Dec 2021, La Lajita (E) ---

FFN 2021

Rolling waves

The village of La Lajita has a pebble beach. Difficult to walk on, impossible to sit down on. But the rocks and pebbles and the rolling waves make a great show. Exposure 1 sec at F/13 @105 mm.

--- 17 Dec 2021, La Lajita (E)) ---

Klaas Werumeus Buning

Klaas Werumeus Buning

Surf beach

One never ending row of surfers going to Playa del Viejo Rey at the end of the day.

--- 16 Dec 2021, La Pared (E) ---

La pared

La Pared

At the beach

Came across this black beauty called Tao and its very kind owners, tried to capture the dynamics of the dog running into the ocean. Exposure 1/15 sec at F/38 @ 128 mm.

--- 16 Dec 2021, Mal Nombre (E)) ---

Kasteel Ruurlo

Mummy!

'Pulvar in distress' . Exposure 1/20, F/10 @ 300 mm.

--- 16 Dec 2021, Mal Nombre (E) ---

Pulvar

Oasis Wildlife Park

I don't like zoos and I don't like animals in cages, but this one is different. It takes a day if you want to see everything. Stichting AAP has lodged neglected animals here. The savannah with kudu, springbok and zebra is my favourite.

--- 15 Dec 2021, La Lajita (E) ---

Kudu

Zebra

Zebra

Zebra

Zebra

Gran Tarajal

This small town at the east coast of Fuerteventura is investing in culture. This is the facade of the newly built Culture Centre.

--- 14 Dec 2021, Gran Tarajal (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Gran Tarajal

Gran Tarajal

Tower of Babel

This was the feeling I got when I'd made this shot of the boulevard. Made the camera move three times within the 0.7 sec I used as an exposure. F/19 @ 229 mm.

--- 14 Dec 2021, Gran Tarajal (NL) ---

Gran Tarajal

Hills

All shades of earth colours can be found back in these hills at Fuerteventura, once active volcanoes.

--- 14 Dec 2021, near Betancuria (E) ---

Bench

Last light II

--- 13 Dec 2021, La Lajita (E) ---

Sunset

Pulvars

As if glued to the closest waves, these pulvars were racing to and fro and picking up the tiniest edible things. Exposure of most of them 1/20 sec at F/8 @ 300 mm, 1/10 sec at F/19 @ 300 mm.

--- 13 Dec 2021, Mal Nombre (E) 👁 more icm ---

Pulvars

Pulvars

Pulvars

Pulvars

Last light

A sunset, shot between the sand dunes. Exposure 3 sec, F/27 @ 140 mm.

--- 12 Dec 2021, El Salmo (E) 👁 more icm ---

Sunset La Lajita

Waves

Using heavy backlighting, I tried to get an abstracted view of the ocean nearby. I think there is a croc in the top one. Exposure 0,5 sec at F/45 @ 300 mm.

--- 12 Dec 2021, La Lajita (E) ---

La Lajita

La Lajita

Coastal line

At 25 degrees Celsius and sun all day long it was pretty hot for this time of the year. The coastal line of eastern Fuerteventura as seen from the pebble beach. Exposure 1 sec at F/38 @ 150 mm.

--- 10 Dec 2021, La Lajita (E) ---

Reflections

First light

First thing I saw having got out of bed.

--- 9 Dec 2021, La Lajita (E) ---

Sunrise

Bougainvillae

Walked across a bridge over a dried up river and saw some really huge bougainvillaes hanging over a fence. The lens I had with me was a bit too short, so I had to make a swift movement upwards and crop this in PS to get rid of the uninteresting parts. Who cares. Exposure 1/30 at F/22 @ 105 mm.

--- 9 Dec 2021, Pájara (E) 👁 more abstracts ---

Bougainvillae

Blue

Yes, from time to time I try to make sharp pictures too. This one as the colour struck me at once. No, the window of this century old house is not completely straight. Nothing is.

--- 9 Dec 2021, Las Playitas (E) ---

Two tiny bottles

Milestone

One of the ICM Facebook communities I post regularly on, Pure ICM, uses challenges twice a week to stimulate the participants to create new material. The admins took a break in September, since October I have been one of the 'picks of the week' 15 times. Yes, I'm proud.

--- 30 Nov 2021, Schiphol (NL) 👁 contests ---

Software

End of the road

Composite image of the evening light on the hills in Lanzarote, a road and the rear lights of cars passing by. The landscape that I love so much stands for photography. The asphalt is the Fotocafé I'm quitting with. The trails of lights are a symbol for me, exploring new directions within photography. Exposure main image 3.2 sec at F/8 @ 85 mm.

--- 12 Nov 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Volcans Lanzarote