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More focus on shape, colour contrasts don't count and shades of grey. A lot more than 50, by the way. Not funny, I know.


From a walk through a splendid and photogenic woody area at the Veluwe, a large natural reserve..

--- 7 May 2021, Garderen (NL) 👁 more monochrome ---


Pole in the lake

Near Vlijmen there is a beautiful natural area, Engelen lake. I shot a simple pole and reed in the background. There's a coloured version on the homepage.

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

Pole in the reed at Engelen


Subtropical plant with an utterly intriguing texture and shape. Its natural colour is also subtle, in this case I decided to bring it back to its basis.

--- 26 Dec 2019, Conil (E) lanzarote ---

View on the ocean from the beach at Tazacorte

Charcoal impression

The trees alongside the street where we live still look a bit lifeless, especially on a bland day like today. It's an ICM image of 6 seconds, F/32.

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

View on the ocean from the beach at Tazacorte

Coarse coast line

A bit further from the surfspot at Famara beach where it is hot and happening, there's Playa San Juan. Mostly deserted and offering a stunnning view on the unknown islands of Montaña Clara, Alegranza and La Graciosa.

--- 13 Jan 2020, Playa San Juan (E) 👁 more lanzarote ---

Asparagus field near Giersbergen


At the very tip of Jávea's port, Costa Blanca, there was a restaurant with its terrace only separated from the Mediterranean by a wall. We had a lovely lunch. Great to watch the sea go wild here, which it had obviously done the year before when a freak wave completely demolished the restaurant. The spot is unique so it was rebuilt, and guess what happened in the autumn of that year ... it is off the map.

--- 23 Apr 2017, Jávea (E) ---

Medittaranean at Denia

Arrecife harbour

It's a simple image but I love the greys in it. I was also lucky that the sun came through for just a second. It gives the waves some texture.

--- 26 Dec 2019, Arrecife (E) ---

Arrecife harbour

Playa La Rajita

You would go there, if only for its name. Bit of a small beach, really, I didn't expect much of it, especially on a cloudy day. But look at these volcanic rocks. Fortunately it was completely deserted. Seems a fave spot for naturists.

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

Playa La Rajita El Mëdano Tenerife

Volcanic landscape

Although the lilac, purple and beige colours are unique to this mountain ridge, converted to monochrome the shapes and shades come to the fore.

--- 8 Jan 2021, Mala (E) ---

Crashing waves at Playa de la Garita

Ficus Macrophylla

Immensely impressive tree. Large air roots hanging down, strong ground roots, circumference is guesswork but could be 5 to 7 metres. It's a giant. This is a survivor in whatever climate.

--- 9 May 2016, Valencia (E) ---

Ficus Macrophylla Valencia

Favourite theme

Sand, water, barks, I know: they are my favourite themes. It's the rythm and the texture that make images such as these appeal to me.

--- 18 Dec 2019, Famara (E) 👁 more sand patterns ---

Sand pattern at Famara beach

Giant beetle

The brilliant idea behind this Calatrava creation is that close by, you get the idea you're looking at a gargantuan ladybird. Once you zoom out, which you can do if you go one level up, you see it is the head of a whale whereas a building behind it presents its carcass and the bridge behind that one makes the tail. Breathtaking. For a coloured specimen see the eye below.

--- 9 May 2008, Valencia (E) 👁 more calatrava ---

Pine trees at Loonse en Drunense Duinen

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