Amsterdam in winter, at night and some more testing

Hi there, back with some hometown shooting and testing different effects, filters, settings etc.

Let’s start with some night shots with (or without) the moon on some cold winter nights 😉

First a very famous touristic spot on the Singel canal, blue hour 14mm wide angle

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Next a 180 degree panorama, same night, at a nice intersection at the Brouwersgracht and the Herengracht, one canal behind the previous image

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Same place, next day, now with the moon above the canal houses in the blue hour

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And back to the Singel again, same spot as the first image, this time also with the moon shining bright. Taken with the Samyang 14mm, I guess at f9 (manual, so not sure)

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This is at the Bloemgracht, as you can see next to the Westerkerk church. Beautiful little canal but difficult to capture because of the tight working space and therefor extreme angles needed. Maybe next time I’ll try to panorama this spot…

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PORTO, a small selection

Some of the many images I shot in Porto, Portugal, on our short trip back in 2016, let’s call it my top 10 😉

In random order:

Torre dos Clérigos 

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Porto balconies

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Porto skyline panorama at the Douro river

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Porto waterfront with Rabelo boats

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Ponte Luiz I at night

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Cloisters of the Porto Cathedral

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Ponte Luiz I over the river Douro 

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Rabelo boats in the Douro river

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Port cellar in Porto

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Felgueiras Lighthouse

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Skiing in the Dolomites

Unfortunately we won’t go skiing this year (for 2 obvious reasons) but we do have the memories of our vacation back in 2016. Here is a small selection (1,63% haha) of the images I shot.

Hotel view, called panorama hutte for obvious reasons

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The reason why we go, zussie on the slopes

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Drinking coffee with the birds, a collage of great tits and a nuthatch

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Panoramic view from the neighbours, a great place for all kind of shots

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Dark view down the strada Furcia in the valley

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And some star trails with a big moon at night

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Some catching up!

So! It’s been like half a year ago since I last posted anything. I’ve been way too busy with all kind of other things like having twins etc…

In this blog I’m going to fast forward a bit to catch up to where I’m at the moment with my images and also showcase some of my work what I find in the streets 😉

First I’m excited to have my Baobab Alley photo chosen to be featured in the Oxfam Novib 2019 merchandise (cards, calendars, agenda etc)

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Further, I’m always seeing my images everywhere in the streets, sometimes even as weird as a grilled ham and cheese sandwich on the beach in Spain or a brochure for help after suicide…

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Last week I saw the same image at Schiphol airport (where a lot of my work can be spotted), used by a mayor cheese company

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And a while ago I also saw this one, used by a hotel at Schiphol as backwall

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Fun stuff, but now let’s move on and show some work I’ve been doing the last months. Let’s start where I ended (Autumn is coming early this year!) and add one more autumn view I really like. A wide angle (14mm) macro image of some fungi on a tree on the ground. Weird looks from some hikers in the woods, but I think it was worth some wet and dirty clothes.

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Next some shots from Leiden, my birthplace, so I better share a few beautiful images of the city. No story’s, just images (probably the way you like it ;))

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We have also visited Eindhoven at GLOW (totally random, I know haha);

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And of course some more Amsterdam shots, this time with a spooky atmosphere in the fog and also a couple with one of the most amazing sunsets at the Damrak and Red light district;

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And last… even more Amsterdam (of course…)! These images are shot during the Light Festival with all kind of art projects in the canals, but I mostly prefer the canals without art 🙂

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Thanks and Cheers!