In February 2017 I went on a photo trip to North Iceland with a group of photographers to take landscape photos. The landscapes were fantastic! Because the temperature was relatively high for the time of year (it was around freezing point) and there was little snow, the colours of the landscapes were beautiful. These colours in conjunction with the winter light made it possible for us to take beautiful images.
During the trip we visited two areas. The first five days we stayed in a small village on the edge of lake Myvatn. From there we visited several locations, including the Hverfjall crater, the geothermal fields of Leirhnjúkur and Hverir, the Dimmuborgir rocks and the Godafoss waterfall. The next three days we camped in the village of Varmahlid. From there we visited the beach of Saudarkrokur, the basalt columns at Hofsós, the Kolugljúfur waterfall and the photogenic Hvitserkur rock. This website contains photo’s of all of these locations.
The trip was organized by Nordic Vision (www.nordicvision.nl) and was headed by the famous Dutch landscape photographer Theo Bosboom (www.theobosboom.nl). For me this trip was the fourth trip to Iceland with this organization. With each trip my knowledge and experience of landscape photography developed by leaps. I notice that myself and I also hear it from the people who know my photographs from these trips. Hopefully this development is visible in the photos of this website. Have fun watching the pictures.
Wonderful news. This month the book Atlas van de Schie (Atlas of the Schie) was published. The editors of the book are Evert Jaap Abrahamse, Ad van der Zee and Menne Kosian. In the book one of my photos is printed. The print covers two full pages (numbers 18 and 19) and is titled 'Contemporary nature in Ackerdijkse Plassen with the silhouette of Rotterdam in the background'. It is the picture that is shown below. I feel very proud.
Good news. Today I received the verdict of the judges of the 7th EPSON International Pano Awards. The photo that I entered, which is shown below, has been selected as one of the 50 best photographs in the category 2016 Amateur (Nature). To me this is a very good result. The photo can be found here: https://thepanoawards.com/awards/2016-amateur-nature-landscape-top-50/
In may 2016 I went for a photo trip to West Iceland. In that trip we went to two areas.
The first area was close to Arnarstapi town on Snaefellsnes peninsula in the Vesturland region in Iceland. In that area I made photos of the rocks in the sea that are formed by basalt formations with bizarre forms. Like the rocks on this photograph of the coast of Dritvik. The rock formations are black except for a number of other colours such as green and purple.
The second area was close to the Latrabjarg Cliffs in the Westfjords of Iceland. These cliffs are famous for the puffin colony that is living there. But for landscape photography, the most beautiful location was Rauðisandur beach. Rauðisandur literally means 'red sand'. The colors range from red to yellow, and in some places from red to black.
Again, the trip was organised by Nordic Vision (www.nordicvision.nl) and led by the well-known Dutch landscape photographer Theo Bosboom (www.theobosboom.nl).
Great news! Today I received the message from the organizers of the fotocontest.EU 2015 that two of my entries were selected from approximately 10,000 entries, to be published in their yearbook 2015. It concerns the following two photographs, one photo in the category Landscape & Architecture and one photo in category Birds. I am very happy with this result.
In February 2016 my wife and I went for a two weeks holiday to one of the most beautiful parts of the Dutch Kingdom, the island Bonaire. This island is part of the Dutch Antilles in the Caribbean.
The coral reefs of Bonaire are a paradise for divers and snorkelers. Many tourists go the Bonaire to have a look into this largest reserved area in Bonaire, called the Bonaire National Marine Park. So did we, although we did not take pictures underwater.
To take pictures, we went to the second reserved area in Bonaire, which is the Washington Slagbaai National Park. The scenery in this park is unique, as you can see in the pictures on this website. Especially the light in Bonaire is extraordinary.
In September 2014 and again in September 2015 I went on a photo trip to South West Iceland. During that trip we visited some of the most beautiful locations in Iceland. Especially in autumn, the colours of the land and the vegetation are extraordinary.
The main location for me was at the Hraunfossar waterfalls. The Hraunfossar are lava waterfalls. Over a distance of nearly a kilometre many small waterfalls seem to run from the lava field Hallmundarhraun into the river. My website contains some colourful autumn images of the waterfalls at sunrise.
In the area around Thingvellir we spend some days to take pictures of the autumn colours. Furthermore, we visited number of spectacular waterfalls, such as Gullfoss, Bruarfoss and Faxifoss. Pictures of these waterfalls are available on my website.
Not only the waterfalls, but also the mountains of Iceland are covered with beautiful colours of vegetation and of the surfaces of rhyolite mountains. To me, the resulting landscape pictures are fantastic and stimulating.
The trip was organised by Nordic Vision (www.nordicvision.nl) and led by the well-known Dutch landscape photographer Theo Bosboom (www.theobosboom.nl).