When Nature Starts Painting
Wow, what an amazing piece of art by nature! Words can’t describe the feeling I had when I walked into this natural park and saw the autumn power, taking the sunshine and making the whole forest look like an unbelievable scene.
I just turned my Polarisation filter to the max and the hardness on the leaves vanished and made all the colours pop-out.
The Netherlands, Sallandse heuvelrug, 2018.
What a great place this is. You can find endless views over typical dutch villages as Raalte, Rijssen etc.
On the other hand you are walking amongst the deep purple fields of heater plants during august or september. An amazing sunset at the horizon, leading the path towards the sun, tops it all off.
The Netherlands, Alkmaar, 2016.
In the month May, you can drive through the North of Holland and find endless fields of the National flower of Holland; The Tulip ( Tulp in Dutch).
These pink tulips make a perfect contrast against the yellow tulips in the back.
The Netherlands, Drenthe, 2017
I love wandering in the forest. If you're lucky, in the morning you can walk all alone. Take your time when taking a picture. Especially when its the start of Autumn and you can see moods, that are only available at a certain point in time.
The Netherlands, Twekkelo, 2015.
on my first little stept to become a hobby photographer I was equipped with nothing more than a Canon D1000 and a set of EF-lenses.
I think I show in my first pictures, that the camera is not that important. Of course zooming in on the image you see less details, than I now see with my D5, but nevertheless I was able to capture stunning sceneries.
This I call the Morning Glory because the power of the sun is clearly visible when mist is vaporized it sun rays.
On the hill called Sallandse Heuvelrug in The Netherlands, I was able to look all the way down to Rijssen, a place approximately 10km away.
In holland everything is flat, except of a couple of small hills, like this one. The fact that you can look so far is unique by it self, because we are not used to that in Holland.
The color shift of this sunrise, early morning before the cold winter starts in Holland, is incredible. The layers of forrest are beautifully visible because of the morning fog and the colors that morning were memorable.
When I was still living in Holland, I took all the time I could find to shoot pictures of our small, flat country. I am all about nature and the beauty it has to offer us.
Of course this path has been created by men, but the nature is powerful enough to put it's own signature on it!
Autumn at on of the most photogenic places in East-Netherlands.
The fagus sylvatica, or beech tree, is I think, one of the most iconic trees you can find in the forests in The Netherlands. They are strong, big, elegant and give perfect colors during the summer and fall.
Walking in this forest, called 'De witte Vennen' on the border of The Netherlands and Germany, I found this path a perfect example of what Autumn feels like, when you are in Holland.
The trees line up perfectly, letting sunshine though, that shines on the path and making the colors of Autumn so much richer than they already are.
The Netherlands, Het Twickel, Twickelervaart, 2018
I took this picture searching for these reflecting trees, with beautiful curves. They are situated at the estate of 'het Twickel'. De small river is the Twickelervaart and has beautiful, photogenic places.
The swans you see swimming towards me are the perfect subject in this nature picture.
I call this image: Love Lines, because the swans are always in each others lines and so are the trees in this image.
The Netherlands, 't Twickel, 2017.
The lands surrounding the old castle 't Twickel in the east of The Netherlands are a must see for nature lovers. It's a good example of the dutch heritage of nature and forrest.
These 2 horseman ( woman) just came around the corner all the way in the back riding alongside each other and then turning somewhere into the woods. I love the mood I captured here with a little opening at the middel of the road giving it the perfect sense of depth.
The Netherlands, ‘t Twickel, Delden.
Maybe not what you expect from the Netherlands. Curvy fields and dramatic sunsets. During a summer storm in the summer of 2018, I got lucky. While walking back to my car, I looked back once more and then the cloud just suddenly changed into a wide range of colors. The path that I walked upon is leading up to the horizon as if you want to go there yourself.
The Netherlands, Bergentheim, 2017
Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita.
Shot this perfect example of 3 Amanita's, standing next to a path near my house. Perfect colors when shooting with a wide-angle lens. The Vignetting I only added a little bit.
The Netherlands, Twente, 2015.
before the sun gets too powerful, you can find so many spiderwebs in open fields. The waterdrops on all the web's threats give a powerful look into the structure of the web and the strength it has to carry the load.
The Netherlands, Enschede, 2018.
Natural Arches, planted by men, a century ago, but nature does the rest. Love trees. I am sure they will outlive us humans
The Netherlands, Twente, Enschede, Sterrenbos, 2018.
When you walk around a forest, and catch the perfect moment in time. This forest was developed by architect Wattez around 1930 and has been constructed in the shape of a star with in the center 6 path joining each other.
The Netherlands, Twente, Het Haagse Bos, 2018
Driving and walking around in my own backyard, I still find places I have never been, never seen and never heard of. Like the ‘Het Haagse Bos’. Its rich of nice trees, birds, deers and undiscovered photogenic places.
The Netherlands, ‘t Twickel, Delden.
On the fields during a summer storm, 1 tree stood out in the open fields. With the clouds moving fast and openings in the sky changing by the second, the sun gave a great colorful background on the contrasting tree.
One tree out of many.
Art impression of a forest in The Netherlands.
The summer in a forest.
down at one of the branches of the ‘Twentekanaal’ you have the Twickelervaart. Its a small stream through mesmerizing forests and fairytale like sceneries. Like this one for example.
The Netherlands, ‘t Twickel, Delden.
An amazing summer storm was raging over Holland. Because of the speed of the clouds, rushing towards me, I could freeze the frame and make the tree freeze in regards to the rest of the country field.
The Netherlands, Aamsveen.
On a hot summer evening, while the sun set behind the clouds of the horizon, the clouds can turn into a great purple hue. For me it matched the purple heather fields that are quite well known in our nature in Holland.
The aamsveen is a Natura 2000 area that gets protection from the europenian union, to maintane the historical value of the landscape and the divers nature.
The Netherlands, ‘t Twickel, 2018
One of my favorite places in Twente is the estate and forests of ‘t Twickel. This is a typical bycicle path that people use to have a nice trip in the forest. I like that it is during the day, but still you don’t have the hard light due to the ceiling of leaves.
Shot from the corner of a field, looking towards a tree on a hill.
beautiful scenery of an old historical estate in The Netherlands.
Finding yourself living in different parts of Holland is really cool. You have the opportunity to see different places at different times of day and in different seasons throughout the year.
This I shot in the backyard of my Villa I was able to rent in Bergentheim.
Made in the 20th century by men, these old lanes still exist today, although it has gotten surrounded by forests and the purpose as a garden is no longer.