As every landscape photographer knows, landscape photography is all about light. It can make or break your photo. That’s also the main reason that most landscapes photos published are shot during the early morning hours or in the hours juist before sunset.
That’s also the reason that autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year. The light is of such a beauty that sometimes it seems that it covers the landscape in a golden glow. When you have your camera ready to shoot, and such an event occurs, you will definately have a jaw dropping photo.
Via mijn onderstaande oypo webwinkel kunt u de foto’s van de Rodermarktparade, en dan voornamelijk foto’s gemaakt van de wagen van Ot&Sien110, in diverse formaten als fotoafdruk, op canvas of op en andere mooie drager nabestellen. Ik heb weer genoten van alle prachtig versierde wagens, mooi verklede mensen en natuurlijk de vele vrolijke gezichten.
This time, a clear night with no wind was forecasted and that means mist and dence fog. I drove to work by car and in some cases you could see only 50m in front of the car. I brought my 300mm telelens to isolate subjects in the mist, which is perfect in foggy circumstances.
I picked a location on a bikinglane, which I knew from my daily forensic travel towards the city of Groningen. The sun was rising just behind te trees and gave this beautifull rays of sun through the dence fog. I got allot of positive comments from all the pasing byciclists and they let me take gorgeous pictures of them riding into the mist.
Next stop was a meadow with horses. Ofcourse, they all ran off into the thick mist as soon as I opened the door of my car. A could barely see them standing in the distance watching my presence. Nevertheless, I was able to take this shillouette of the horses in the mist due to my telelens.
My last stop was again a bridge over a creek in the Onlanden (same spot as in my previous post). Here, I liked the grassy lines of the banks dissapearing in the distance. Sometimes accompanied by a powerline in the background towering above the ground mist, giving some extra depth to the picture.
It is an early morning in the beginning of September. I’m driving towards work and see that there is some ground mist hanging over the fields. I was already hoping for those sircumstances, so I brought my camera with me. I stopped the car near one of the bridges over the creeks of the Onlanden. Unfortunately, the mist was to far away to make any impression on the picture, but I liked the overall feeling of this image.
I stepped into the car again and drove towards the next bridge. Here, I scared some Eurasian Coots when I walked on the bridge. They immediately took off in this typisch style, running over the water. So funny to watch. Unfortunately I needed to get to work but there were still so many things to photograph.
This artificial lake, which is located near the border of Drenthe and Friesland, is made by sand exploitation from the earth surface. There are some spots in the earth crust, such as this one in Drenthe, were the sand rich layer reaches the surface. And there is were you can find the companies who collect the sand with large sucking machines, wash it and sell it for multiple purposes.
The distinct turquoise colour of the lake is caused by sediments drifting in the water and often reflect the colour of the skies above.
For me, it was a location which was on my wish list for a while. The only thing I had to do was to wait for the right circumstances. The results are almost giving you the idea that these photos were taken on a tropical island.
I went out last Sunday to take pictures of the blooming heather. Now is the time of year to go out and watch the heather blooming everywhere in all kinds of purple shades. I drove off to the Fochterloerveen, which is a beautiful Moore with lots of heather and characteristic turf pits.
Nikon D700 & Samyang 14mm: ISO 200, 2.5sec @ f22
It was windy (remains of hurricane Bertha) and a thunder storm just past by. With the sun setting in the West, The storm moving to the East and clouds rushing by overhead it was a wonderful and photogenic evening. While taking pictures, I heart some Cranes (Grus Grus in Latin) settling for the night. Nice to hear that those birds are doing well in the Fochterloerveen, since it recently was turned in to a Crane reserve. Now, with autumn approaching, the birds (~22-25) are gathering up on the Fochertloerveen and will finally migrate to the south again.
Nikon D700 & Samyang 14mm: ISO 200, 2.5sec. @ f22
Nikon D700 & Samyang 14mm: ISO 400, 1/15sec. @ f13
The title of this post says it all and means that for me holidays are over. We spend a nice two weeks with perfect weather on the island of Texel, camping in a tent. Together with some nice trips to the beach and lots of relaxing, I also visited several locations on the island with a co-photographer Patrick de Graaf. This resulted in some stunning shots and lots of unforgettable moments. Our last trip was to the beach to capture some beach cabins during the golden hour. Below you can find some nice examples from this trip which shows the beautiful scene we were witnessing.
Furthermore, I wanted to capture some serene beach scape after sunset, in the so called blue hour. Together with the rising moon, this resulted in the images below.
Again a beautiful sunset on the beach of Texel. It was a warm day which ended with cloud formation and even a local thunderstorm. After the storm past by, sun came back again and puts the sand on the beach in a golden glow and put the storm in a nice contrast against the clearing skies.
Whit the sun setting further and further, some beautiful structures became visible on the beach due to retracting waters of the sea (low tide). Together with the glow in the sky, this resulted in some exceptional shots.
Off course, I couldn’t resist to take a selffie on the beach with this beautiful light.
I stayed on the beach until midnight to take some long exposures from the pier, which submerged from the retracting sea. Again, a beautiful sun setter from the island of Texel.