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Seas, coasts and rivers

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Reflec­tions I


Reflection of the sun on the waves on a luxury yacht at the port of Puerto de Calero

Updated 30 Jan 2024
Location is actually of no relevance, still, I will mention on image level where I shot these reflections.

The river Waal


High water Waaldijk Neerijnen

Published 12 Apr 2020
High water. In January 1995, the situation was so precarious that one of the dykes got undermined and was pushed a metre inland. At another dyke water was sloshing over it. Yet another one developed cracks. At 21.00 hrs 250,000 people were ordered to evacuate that very night. We were among them. A nine-metre high wave was going to roll into the polder if one the dykes would go, they said. The army was called in, divers secured the foot of the dykes with rubber mats and sand bags. Volunteers did an all-nighter to fill up the holes. The dykes held and we were allowed to return five days later.

Beach textures I

Monochrome stills

Monochromes lagoon Risco del Paso El Salmo and Mal Nombre Fuerteventura

Updated 11 Apr 2024
After three early mornings in a row on one of the Sotavento beaches, Risco del Paso at Fuerteventura, nobody around, walking for miles on wet and dry and sculpted sand, through mud and fords and innocent streams, still nearly losing my balance when I suddenly started to sink away up to my knees with my iPhone in my hands and knowing I was carrying my dslr plus two lenses on my back ... I nevertheless lost my heart to this fabulous wide beach that turns into a lagoon twice a day and time and time again offers new visual surprises.

Beach textures II

Colour stills

Colour stills beach Palya La Garita Lanzarote

Updated 20 Apr 2024
After the rain on Playa La Garita, Lanzarote.

Sunrises and sunsets


Sunsets and sunrises Fuerteventura Sotavento

Updated 15 Jan 2024
Colourwise there is no real difference if you register a sunrise/sunset in the Dutch province of Zeeland or on the Canary Islands. The challenge is to avoid the cliche shot, up to you if I have succeeded or not.

The river IJssel


River IJssel, prompt from a drawing by Jan Baggen

Published 1 Nov 2023
A prompt from a drawing by Jan Baggen.



Rock texture Playa Jaqueta monochrome

Updated 16 Jan 2024
Abstracts of rocks at Playa La Jaqueta, Fuerteventura, and sand at Famara, Lanzarote.



Long exposure water coastline La Lajita

Published 16 Apr 2024

At the beach


Fishermen at El Cotillo

Updated 15 Jan 2024
Impressions of beach life.
👁 birds and dogs on the beach



Shipwreck Telamon in the harbour of Arrecife

Updated 30 Mar 2024



San Gines lagoon Arrecife

Updated 27 Mar 2024

Reflections II


Reflections in Rotterdam canal at De Meent

Published 5 Nov 2023
An oldie, revived because of the ICM Network 'Colour Synergy' theme I am currently experimenting with in post-processing. Six variations on a theme, shot at De Meent in Rotterdam.