While en route from the mainland to Vlieland, one of the northern Dutch islands in the Wadden Sea the sun suddenly broke through on a very dull and grayish day. I quickly rushed onto the viewing deck from the ferry and just as we were approaching the island I saw this vessel (the PI 66 a Lemsteraak) in the distance and figured it would line up nicely with the sandy beaches in less than a minute.
I quickly changed lenses from my 16-35 to my 100-400 (EF), manually setting it at f9 and 1/250th of a second to get a nice amount of depth of field for the ship and the background. After that it was just a matter of waiting a bunch of seconds for the line-up to be perfect, the shot was pretty straight forward from there on, the result couldn’t be more Dutch!
Photo is part o a bike trip to two of the smaller Northern Dutch Islands: Schiermonnikoog & Vlieland. Report is for the 2011 Bike Special that comes with the largest travel magazine in the Netherlands: ANWB REIZEN Magazine.
Please enjoy this years Mysteryland photos!
Mysteryland WALLPAPERS here.
About time to add some panoramic images from all over the world, a section that I will be updating more over the coming months.
Most of these have been stitched using the excellent Hugin stitching tool.
Another year, another great party in the Swiss Alps. As usual, Laax was host to the Dutch Championships Snowboarding 2.0: Snowfest. A new name for the same good ol’ fun: boarding, parties, the occasional rail, contests and some more pratying to top things up.
A small selection of the week can be found in this slideshow,
to see all images from all events: click on the link below.
Full gallery of all (downloadable) images here!
The Nederlandse Kampioenschappen Ski 2009 (Dutch Ski Champs) have finished! That means that I’ve uploaded tons of images from this years event. Below every Slideshow (feel free to download the images for your own personal use) you will find a link to Imageplanet where you can order prints, mousemats, coffeemugs etc. with your favorite images.
A full series of (allmost) all my images from the NK Snowboard 2009 in Laax is now online!
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On a very foggy day, January 8th, Holland went mad for the first Ice-skating Marathon on natural ice in twelve years.
While the day before and after were blue-skied and nice and frosty this Thursday was grey, grey and grey… Hmmm, okay: and cold!
Unox, the main sponsor asked me to photograph the event for their ice-skating website, so I headed off at 7 in the morning to beat the traffic which I managed easily, arriving at a quarter past eight (had to be there at nine). Still slightly dark I saw the “Masters” skating their first rounds, not a very good thing to shoot in combination with fog but slowly during the day the light picked up a bit and I got warmed up. Hope you enjoy this series, shot in 16:9 format because somehow ice-skating seems to be made for it!
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