Thank you everybody to make this the most amazing (photography) year EVER!
For a multitude of reasons, I have decided to switch back to my former i.d. Rudgr.com. First of all I feel the need for a less-Dutch name but mostly I’d like to restore a more personal touch to my work as a photographer. Hopefully, using my own name again will help accomplish that a little.
In terms of my website, nothing much will change. This years new design was pre-set for the change. Most notably will be a new copyright for all my web-based photos and a more personal touch to my work as a photographer.
Hope you will like the change and let me know what you think,
Images (left to right):
Dolf van der Wal, World Championships Snowboarding in La Molina (Spain). January
Martini Royal. Series for Bacardi-Martini, taken in various image outlets in the Netherlands over the course of a week. April
The best party of the year: Tomorrowland in Belgium. Still getting goosebumps from that crowd! July
Lankayan Island sunset for National Geographic Traveler, Malaysia. September
Toneshifterz, photographed with the remote-cam at Q-Base. Also nice as time-lapse! September
Mindblowing Petra, Jordan trip for Duikmagazine. October
Sun Anemone on Black Coral in the Gulf of Aqaba. October
Friendly Oman, welcomed with tea in a shop in Muscat. Trip for Oman Tourism. April
The best view of Gran Canaria, family trip for Duikmagazine. May
Pygmee Elepahants in the Kinabatangan rainforest. National Geographic Traveler. September
Inside card: Anemone fish in Malaysian Borneo: Lankayan Island.
As the physical cards have now been sent by traditional snailmail it’s time to drop one online:
The photos are:
Couple Kissing at Awakefest 2010 (Techno party), Caribbean Carnaval In Aruba, The Eildons in Autumn Scotland, Truckload full off market gooers in deep Uganda (video here), ANWB Fashion shoot in Pitztal, Sailing the Dutch Wadden Islands, Unox NewYears Dive, The Ultimate Bacardi shot, Unox Boerenkool, Queensday megapanorama.
The birth of our second child; Luc Steven Geerling is welcomed into our family. Hello World!
Thank you for reading my blog in such large numbers the last couple of years, recently I past 500.000 pageviews on my site in 4 years and the Flickr photohosting took well over half a million views, in 2009 alone!
So, I´d like to wish everybody all the best for 2010 and please enjoy the holidays.
On the card (front, left to right): Contestant at the first Dutch marathon on natural ice in 12 years (January). My wife and daughter enjoying Spain (March). Panoramic view of the Austrian Alps near the Schwarzsee, Kitzbuhel (June). Idols winner Nikki at the Queensday concert in Amsterdam (April). A diver at the amazing Blue Hola divespot in Korcula, Croatia (September). The amazing island El Hierro and it´s volcanic scenery (Oktober). People dancing great Bacardi Beats at Visita, Rotterdam (March). The most impressive gig of the year: Tomorrowland Belgium (July). Britte van der Pouw ripping some pow in Les 2 Alpes, France (December 2008).
On the card (back): Grey Whale at a whale watching in Tofino, Vancouver Island (Canada).