When Nature Starts Painting
       
     
Turning Purple
       
     
Tulips
       
     
Soul of the Forest
       
     
Morning Glory
       
     
Colorshift
       
     
A walk in the park
       
     
An Autumn Afternoon
       
     
Love Lines
       
     
Riding in the Distance
       
     
Fly Agaric family ( Amanita muscaria)
       
     
It is Christmas
       
     
Spider's in the morning
       
     
Natural Arches
       
     
Star Forest
       
     
Haagse Bos
       
     
Cover my trail
       
     
One tree out of many
       
     
Sterrenbos Lane
       
     
The summer in a forest
       
     
Moving Tree
       
     
Purple plants
       
     
Centralised by Colors
       
     
Rural Scenery
       
     
Aamsveen in Purple
       
     
At the Horizon
       
     
De Sloot
       
     
Weed Mill
       
     
Autumn at the Mill
       
     
Mirage of Fagus Sylvatica
       
     
Mill-tastic
       
     
Pelmolen in Rijssen
       
     
When Nature Starts Painting
       
     
When Nature Starts Painting

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.

Turning Purple
       
     
Turning Purple

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.

Tulips
       
     
Tulips

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.

Soul of the Forest
       
     
Soul of the Forest

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. 

Morning Glory
       
     
Morning Glory

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.

Colorshift
       
     
Colorshift

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.

A walk in the park
       
     
A walk in the park

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!

An Autumn Afternoon
       
     
An Autumn Afternoon

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.

Love Lines
       
     
Love Lines

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.

Riding in the Distance
       
     
Riding in the Distance

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. 

Fly Agaric family ( Amanita muscaria)
       
     
Fly Agaric family ( Amanita muscaria)

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.

It is Christmas
       
     
It is Christmas

The Netherlands, Twente, Enschede 2016.

Zooming in on a spiderweb is really awesome, but I would say perfect, when you have the morning sun highlighting the drops of water from the morning dew. 

It's quite a spectacle and I see chandeliers, candles and christmas balls :)

Spider's in the morning
       
     
Spider's in the morning

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. 

Natural Arches
       
     
Natural Arches

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

Star Forest
       
     
Star Forest

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.

Haagse Bos
       
     
Haagse Bos

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.

Cover my trail
       
     
Cover my trail

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.

One tree out of many
       
     
One tree out of many

One tree out of many.

Art impression of a forest in The Netherlands.

Sterrenbos Lane
       
     
Sterrenbos Lane

Sterrenbos Lane.

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.

The summer in a forest
       
     
The summer in a forest

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.

Moving Tree
       
     
Moving Tree

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.

Purple plants
       
     
Purple plants

Purple plants

Centralised by Colors
       
     
Centralised by Colors

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.

Rural Scenery
       
     
Rural Scenery

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.

Aamsveen in Purple
       
     
Aamsveen in Purple

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.

At the Horizon
       
     
At the Horizon

Shot from the corner of a field, looking towards a tree on a hill.

beautiful scenery of an old historical estate in The Netherlands.

De Sloot
       
     
De Sloot

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.

Weed Mill
       
     
Weed Mill

The Wissinks Möl is located in the municipality of Enschede near Usselo, along the road to Haaksbergen. The mill is of the type (open) standerdmolen, locally known as a stenderkast.

Autumn at the Mill
       
     
Autumn at the Mill

Holland has a great variety of mills. Some are very pretty and nostalgic. I believe the Pelmolen in Rijssen is one of those mills that illustrated our Dutch landscape perfectly and makes it for a typical dutch scenery.

The stream, the autumn colors and the sunrise are just idyllic

Mirage of Fagus Sylvatica
       
     
Mirage of Fagus Sylvatica

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.

Mill-tastic
       
     
Mill-tastic

If you can show patient, you shall be rewarded. I Went to this windmill several times, but with this sunset, it most definitely was worth the waiting.

The mill is very well preserved, there is pond in front of it, connecting it to a small stream.

Love the darkish scenery on an oktober evening.

Pelmolen in Rijssen
       
     
Pelmolen in Rijssen

At a very beautiful sunset, the autumn started to come. The water is filled with leaves from surrounding trees. That did not stop the water from mirroring the mill and making this sunset special.

The mill has got some nice lights so it standout better and can be seen during the bluehour.