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Gijs de Reijke

🇳🇱 Dutch 🌍 Geography teacher 📷 Landscape photographer found mostly in woodland🌲 and near thunderstorms⛈

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  • About a month ago I found myself looking at a bit of scenery I photographed in November of last year. Yellow and orange leaves had fallen from the beech trees and had been replaced by fresh, green leaves. Although I find very few things to be as pleasing to look at as Autumnal forests in thick fog, I prefer Spring at this particular location. The canopy is much more closed, making the woodland darker. Because more trees have leaves, which gives more balance of contrast and colour, it is easier to compose images than it is in Autumn; no bright colours in difficult spots with light falling in from the wrong angle. It doesnt happen often I photograph the same location twice, but sometimes different conditions make for different, possibly better images.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #zoomnl #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr #tree_captures #divine_forest #loves_trees_rural #amazing_fs #igbest_shots #nature_perfection #nikondach #master_gallery #bns_earth #igrefined #divine_worldplaces
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    About a month ago I found myself looking at a bit of scenery I photographed in November of last year. Yellow and orange leaves had fallen from the beech trees and had been replaced by fresh, green leaves. Although I find very few things to be as pleasing to look at as Autumnal forests in thick fog, I prefer Spring at this particular location. The canopy is much more closed, making the woodland darker. Because more trees have leaves, which gives more balance of contrast and colour, it is easier to compose images than it is in Autumn; no bright colours in difficult spots with light falling in from the wrong angle. It doesnt happen often I photograph the same location twice, but sometimes different conditions make for different, possibly better images. #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #zoomnl #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr #tree_captures #divine_forest #loves_trees_rural #amazing_fs #igbest_shots #nature_perfection #nikondach #master_gallery #bns_earth #igrefined #divine_worldplaces

  •  770  31  2 days ago
  • It has been nearly five years since I decided to get into post-processing my images more seriously. The reason? This beautiful shelf cloud approaching the Dutch village of Chaam. I completely messed up the first edits, which made me delve into the matter concerning local adjustments in Lightroom. Slowly but surely I became more adamant about getting my images to look just right. Later on I would extend what I had learned to a wider approach of landscape photography, which in turn I used to capture thunderstorms better. See how little attention I paid to the foreground? How different things are now 😅 . As Im almost at the five-year anniversary of capturing this thunderstorm, its not just time to look back, but also forward. We are in what should be a new thunderstorm season, but very little has happened yet. No changes are visible in the forecast model runs either. Looks like were far from seeing anything comparable to what we saw back in June of 2015.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #tempestchasers #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #storm_scape #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #KameraExpress #ig_stormclouds #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #nature_perfection #renegade_rural #ig_skyvibes #igbest_shots
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    It has been nearly five years since I decided to get into post-processing my images more seriously. The reason? This beautiful shelf cloud approaching the Dutch village of Chaam. I completely messed up the first edits, which made me delve into the matter concerning local adjustments in Lightroom. Slowly but surely I became more adamant about getting my images to look just right. Later on I would extend what I had learned to a wider approach of landscape photography, which in turn I used to capture thunderstorms better. See how little attention I paid to the foreground? How different things are now 😅 . As Im almost at the five-year anniversary of capturing this thunderstorm, its not just time to look back, but also forward. We are in what should be a new thunderstorm season, but very little has happened yet. No changes are visible in the forecast model runs either. Looks like were far from seeing anything comparable to what we saw back in June of 2015. #fiftyshades_of_nature #tempestchasers #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #storm_scape #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #KameraExpress #ig_stormclouds #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #nature_perfection #renegade_rural #ig_skyvibes #igbest_shots

  •  1,000  95  6 days ago
  • Lets see... Fog: check. Windmill: check. What more? A chance of a sky so colourful I knew I had to capture it? Check. This is a bucket list shot. This particular location is one I wanted to shoot in perfect weather conditions. I tried before in December of last year, but the results were meh. Not this time, though! Yes, another windmill shot. Yes, shot after weeks of getting almost nothing but windmill shots. Mornings like todays make me care nothing at all about such details 😅 .  #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #divine_worldplaces #nature_perfection
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    Lets see... Fog: check. Windmill: check. What more? A chance of a sky so colourful I knew I had to capture it? Check. This is a bucket list shot. This particular location is one I wanted to shoot in perfect weather conditions. I tried before in December of last year, but the results were meh. Not this time, though! Yes, another windmill shot. Yes, shot after weeks of getting almost nothing but windmill shots. Mornings like todays make me care nothing at all about such details 😅 . #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #divine_worldplaces #nature_perfection

  •  993  43  1 week ago
  • Another foggy morning, another windmill. Currently, most of the fog seems to form over the  pastures in the lowest parts of the country, where the humidity often rises more easily than over the higher, sandy areas of the Netherlands. That usually limits the variation in landscapes I get to choose from for the photography I like to do, but Im not complaining; I like to photograph windmills anyway 😅 . I guess it has to do with how their remarkable shapes stand out within the classic Dutch landscape.  With all the windmill pictures Ive taken this Spring I have plenty more to post here. Still, I wouldnt mind being able to show a fresh thunderstorm shot... #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #divine_worldplaces #nature_perfection
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    Another foggy morning, another windmill. Currently, most of the fog seems to form over the pastures in the lowest parts of the country, where the humidity often rises more easily than over the higher, sandy areas of the Netherlands. That usually limits the variation in landscapes I get to choose from for the photography I like to do, but Im not complaining; I like to photograph windmills anyway 😅 . I guess it has to do with how their remarkable shapes stand out within the classic Dutch landscape. With all the windmill pictures Ive taken this Spring I have plenty more to post here. Still, I wouldnt mind being able to show a fresh thunderstorm shot... #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #divine_worldplaces #nature_perfection

  •  1,000  77  2 weeks ago
  • The flowers of Spring are slowly making way for the grass of Summer. Even though, yet again, were currently experiencing a worrying draught, mornings with photogenic blankets of fog over the Dutch pastures keep occurring. Quite often I find myself near yet another windmill, but the conditions are not often exactly identical. Last Saturday the Sun rose under a partial cover of clouds, for example, which added a bit of texture and colour to the sky of the golden hour.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #divine_worldplaces #nature_perfection
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    The flowers of Spring are slowly making way for the grass of Summer. Even though, yet again, were currently experiencing a worrying draught, mornings with photogenic blankets of fog over the Dutch pastures keep occurring. Quite often I find myself near yet another windmill, but the conditions are not often exactly identical. Last Saturday the Sun rose under a partial cover of clouds, for example, which added a bit of texture and colour to the sky of the golden hour. #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #divine_worldplaces #nature_perfection

  •  1,000  41  2 weeks ago
  • Spring is flying by with many opportunities for getting atmospheric images. One foggy morning after another occurs, even though were experiencing a drought thats a cause for concern. I even get to be picky about when Im going outside for pictures 😅 .  The yellow of the Brassica rapa has begun to slowly disappear from the landscape, but in some places theres plenty around. This shot is from last month, taken during almost perfect conditions at what has become a very popular site for getting pictures of this abundant plant.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #global_creatives #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #divine_worldplaces #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #master_gallery #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr
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    Spring is flying by with many opportunities for getting atmospheric images. One foggy morning after another occurs, even though were experiencing a drought thats a cause for concern. I even get to be picky about when Im going outside for pictures 😅 . The yellow of the Brassica rapa has begun to slowly disappear from the landscape, but in some places theres plenty around. This shot is from last month, taken during almost perfect conditions at what has become a very popular site for getting pictures of this abundant plant. #fiftyshades_of_nature #global_creatives #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #divine_worldplaces #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #master_gallery #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr

  •  1,000  38  3 weeks ago
  • Somehow getting this kind of image just doesnt get boring; a layer of fog over the pastures with a windmill sticking out and a colourful sunrise behind it. On the way back home I usually take a detour to enjoy the Dutch agricultural landscape and conditions some more. There have been plenty of these starts to the day lately and I tend to be out during as many of them as possible.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #divine_worldplaces #nature_perfection
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    Somehow getting this kind of image just doesnt get boring; a layer of fog over the pastures with a windmill sticking out and a colourful sunrise behind it. On the way back home I usually take a detour to enjoy the Dutch agricultural landscape and conditions some more. There have been plenty of these starts to the day lately and I tend to be out during as many of them as possible. #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #divine_worldplaces #nature_perfection

  •  1,000  113  3 weeks ago
  • Every now and then, I revisit a place Ive photographed before. The colours might be better, the canopy of the forest might be more closed or the fog might be thicker. Yesterday I found myself in a place I took pictures of only last November. The colours of the trees were great then, as was the fog, but even more so yesterday. The lack of diversity in colour was compensated by a more even green glow seemingly coming from the fresh beech leaves. Almost anything and everything became a composition, where previously it sometimes proved to be hard to get a bright yellow or orange tree to be in a balanced spot within the frame. What makes the places special to photograph? The Jurassic sandstone rocks. I found myself looking at a gap I took pictures of before. No yellow trees, but a dark, moody look... and fog at this specific spot, which wasnt there previously!  #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #zoomnl #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr #tree_captures #divine_forest #loves_trees_rural #amazing_fs #igbest_shots #nature_perfection #nikondach #master_gallery #bns_earth #igrefined #divine_worldplaces
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    Every now and then, I revisit a place Ive photographed before. The colours might be better, the canopy of the forest might be more closed or the fog might be thicker. Yesterday I found myself in a place I took pictures of only last November. The colours of the trees were great then, as was the fog, but even more so yesterday. The lack of diversity in colour was compensated by a more even green glow seemingly coming from the fresh beech leaves. Almost anything and everything became a composition, where previously it sometimes proved to be hard to get a bright yellow or orange tree to be in a balanced spot within the frame. What makes the places special to photograph? The Jurassic sandstone rocks. I found myself looking at a gap I took pictures of before. No yellow trees, but a dark, moody look... and fog at this specific spot, which wasnt there previously! #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #zoomnl #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr #tree_captures #divine_forest #loves_trees_rural #amazing_fs #igbest_shots #nature_perfection #nikondach #master_gallery #bns_earth #igrefined #divine_worldplaces

  •  1,000  38  1 month ago
  • A vast carpet of flowers covering the forest floor, with only a few narrow paths running through in the deeper parts of the woodland. The smell of salami produced by the Wild Garlic is strong and remains present in anything and everything it touches for at least days afterwards. Theres no fog, but a thin haze can be seen between the trees, adding to the calm atmosphere. Around sunrise, merely a scattered handful of photographers can be found enjoying the beauty of this place. Its size is unique for the Netherlands and not well-known among the larger public... and it should remain that way. The vegetation that can make this place special can easily be trampled, which is something that will surely happen if large crowds become aware of its existence, as has been the case so often in famous Bluebell forests and the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, to name just a few overvisited sites. A reason for me to post this image a few weeks after taking it, instead of in the days following my visit. Then again, maybe the current restrictions concerning going outdoors have a positive effect in more than just keeping many people from falling very ill, especially when going into a deer-filled forest like this always requires a meticulous inspection at home for ticks riding along 😅 .  #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr #tree_captures #divine_forest #loves_trees_rural #amazing_fs #igbest_shots
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    A vast carpet of flowers covering the forest floor, with only a few narrow paths running through in the deeper parts of the woodland. The smell of salami produced by the Wild Garlic is strong and remains present in anything and everything it touches for at least days afterwards. Theres no fog, but a thin haze can be seen between the trees, adding to the calm atmosphere. Around sunrise, merely a scattered handful of photographers can be found enjoying the beauty of this place. Its size is unique for the Netherlands and not well-known among the larger public... and it should remain that way. The vegetation that can make this place special can easily be trampled, which is something that will surely happen if large crowds become aware of its existence, as has been the case so often in famous Bluebell forests and the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, to name just a few overvisited sites. A reason for me to post this image a few weeks after taking it, instead of in the days following my visit. Then again, maybe the current restrictions concerning going outdoors have a positive effect in more than just keeping many people from falling very ill, especially when going into a deer-filled forest like this always requires a meticulous inspection at home for ticks riding along 😅 . #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr #tree_captures #divine_forest #loves_trees_rural #amazing_fs #igbest_shots

  •  1,000  68  1 month ago
  • Low humidity means you wont find me outside to take pictures, nowadays. Working with fog or thunderstorms helps me to create an atmosphere in my images that, in my opinion, cant be left out. There is an exception, however: astrophotography. When the skies are very clear, as is the case when there are northeasterly winds and a lockdown 😅, and also when the Moon isnt visible, I might go out to take a few shots of the Milky Way or the odd Meteor Shower. Almost a week ago, I was able to combine both. Although the Lyrids are not nearly as numerous as the Perseids and Geminids, I captured plenty of them to create another compilation image, as I often do after photographing meteor storms. It was definitely worth the drive to a much less light-polluted part of the country, where I knew an old, dead Scots Pine to be still standing. To those who are wondering Can I see the Milky Way this bright with the bare eye?, the answer is both yes and no. In the darkest parts of the world: absolutely. In the Netherlands we have light pollution present everywhere, ranging from Ok to work with to I didnt know it was already night. The right camera gear, the right settings and a bit of post-processing can make up for quite a bit of what cant be seen, but within limits. The Core of the Milky Way, partially visible in the lower right part of the image, unfortunately had to be recovered after the shoot, with the aid of software; it was almost completely blotted out by artificial light. Conditions are even worsening quickly, as Elon Musks Starlink is becoming much more visibly present.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #sky_captures #igholland  #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #master_gallery #milkywaychasers #naturelover_gr #raw_skies #night_captures #nature_perfection
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    Low humidity means you wont find me outside to take pictures, nowadays. Working with fog or thunderstorms helps me to create an atmosphere in my images that, in my opinion, cant be left out. There is an exception, however: astrophotography. When the skies are very clear, as is the case when there are northeasterly winds and a lockdown 😅, and also when the Moon isnt visible, I might go out to take a few shots of the Milky Way or the odd Meteor Shower. Almost a week ago, I was able to combine both. Although the Lyrids are not nearly as numerous as the Perseids and Geminids, I captured plenty of them to create another compilation image, as I often do after photographing meteor storms. It was definitely worth the drive to a much less light-polluted part of the country, where I knew an old, dead Scots Pine to be still standing. To those who are wondering Can I see the Milky Way this bright with the bare eye?, the answer is both yes and no. In the darkest parts of the world: absolutely. In the Netherlands we have light pollution present everywhere, ranging from Ok to work with to I didnt know it was already night. The right camera gear, the right settings and a bit of post-processing can make up for quite a bit of what cant be seen, but within limits. The Core of the Milky Way, partially visible in the lower right part of the image, unfortunately had to be recovered after the shoot, with the aid of software; it was almost completely blotted out by artificial light. Conditions are even worsening quickly, as Elon Musks Starlink is becoming much more visibly present. #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #sky_captures #igholland #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #master_gallery #milkywaychasers #naturelover_gr #raw_skies #night_captures #nature_perfection

  •  933  36  1 month ago
  • A few weeks ago, I was out capturing blossoming Amelanchier trees in foggy conditions. When the fog thinned out into mist and the light became harsher, I went from using the flowers as a central subject to using the shapes of the trees. Silhouettes and bright sunlight casting rays onto the heather and grass below make for a simple game of light and shadows.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #global_creatives #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #bns_earth #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #sunset_vision #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #master_gallery #naturelover_gr #nature_perfection
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    A few weeks ago, I was out capturing blossoming Amelanchier trees in foggy conditions. When the fog thinned out into mist and the light became harsher, I went from using the flowers as a central subject to using the shapes of the trees. Silhouettes and bright sunlight casting rays onto the heather and grass below make for a simple game of light and shadows. #fiftyshades_of_nature #global_creatives #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #bns_earth #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #sunset_vision #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #master_gallery #naturelover_gr #nature_perfection

  •  1,000  66  1 month ago
  • Having things that are typical for the season in my images creates various subjects of interest. In Spring, that mostly means flowers. Ive taken pictures of Bluebells, Wild Garlic, Perennial Honesty and blossoming fruit trees. Never have I taken an image of a bright-coloured flower that is so abundant, it doesnt stand out anymore; its almost too obviously present to serve as foreground interest. It is found at the side of many roads and on farmland, so Brassica rapa (a variety of Rape Seed that blooms in April) would be easy to get some of it in my pictures if I wanted to. Ive been looking for some locations with potentially interesting locations, but nothing of what I found could excite me. Last week, out of the blue, I was shown a spot I didnt even know exists. The following morning, well before sunrise, I found myself there in the fog, scouting the area for potential compositions and waiting for the right light. Landscape photography works best when being prepared, but quite a lot of luck is most certainly involved from time to time.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #global_creatives #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #divine_worldplaces #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #master_gallery #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr
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    Having things that are typical for the season in my images creates various subjects of interest. In Spring, that mostly means flowers. Ive taken pictures of Bluebells, Wild Garlic, Perennial Honesty and blossoming fruit trees. Never have I taken an image of a bright-coloured flower that is so abundant, it doesnt stand out anymore; its almost too obviously present to serve as foreground interest. It is found at the side of many roads and on farmland, so Brassica rapa (a variety of Rape Seed that blooms in April) would be easy to get some of it in my pictures if I wanted to. Ive been looking for some locations with potentially interesting locations, but nothing of what I found could excite me. Last week, out of the blue, I was shown a spot I didnt even know exists. The following morning, well before sunrise, I found myself there in the fog, scouting the area for potential compositions and waiting for the right light. Landscape photography works best when being prepared, but quite a lot of luck is most certainly involved from time to time. #fiftyshades_of_nature #global_creatives #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #divine_worldplaces #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #master_gallery #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr

  •  1,000  96  1 month ago
  • It has been a week of foggy mornings, with thin but dense layers covering the pastures of large parts of the Netherlands. The weather models forecast runs didnt show any obvious signs of it happening again last Sunday, but with the air temperature close to the ground being below the dewpoint and with no wind to mess things up, I knew it would be worth checking out the possibilities.  I decided to drive to two quiet locations close to home, where I knew there would be blossoming fruit trees. The first spot had almost no fog, just a thin mist, but the second had much more of what I was looking for. As the Sun was about to rise, I found myself a spot between the pear trees, which I wanted to capture with the windmill working as a distant object of interest. After fumbling about with my tripod, I focused on all aspects of the composition from front to back to be able to create a focus stack in post-processing, so I would have a final image that would be tack sharp in the background and most of the foreground. As is often the case, it would turn out I had to spend quite a few hours in getting this plan to work, but in the end the result was pleasing. All of this is what I experience as business as usual. Checking the weather, making my own forecast, going out when most people are fast asleep, capturing what I want to capture, drive back home and edit the harvested images. However, it doesnt exactly feel normal right now. Every time I go out feels a little special, even somewhat awkward, because Im very aware of how lucky I am. My photography can go on pretty much the way it has always been going, while the world stands still in anticipation of when and how we can go back to our normal lives, if at all.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #igholland  #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #ig_shotz_trees #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #tree_magic #tree_brilliance
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    It has been a week of foggy mornings, with thin but dense layers covering the pastures of large parts of the Netherlands. The weather models forecast runs didnt show any obvious signs of it happening again last Sunday, but with the air temperature close to the ground being below the dewpoint and with no wind to mess things up, I knew it would be worth checking out the possibilities. I decided to drive to two quiet locations close to home, where I knew there would be blossoming fruit trees. The first spot had almost no fog, just a thin mist, but the second had much more of what I was looking for. As the Sun was about to rise, I found myself a spot between the pear trees, which I wanted to capture with the windmill working as a distant object of interest. After fumbling about with my tripod, I focused on all aspects of the composition from front to back to be able to create a focus stack in post-processing, so I would have a final image that would be tack sharp in the background and most of the foreground. As is often the case, it would turn out I had to spend quite a few hours in getting this plan to work, but in the end the result was pleasing. All of this is what I experience as business as usual. Checking the weather, making my own forecast, going out when most people are fast asleep, capturing what I want to capture, drive back home and edit the harvested images. However, it doesnt exactly feel normal right now. Every time I go out feels a little special, even somewhat awkward, because Im very aware of how lucky I am. My photography can go on pretty much the way it has always been going, while the world stands still in anticipation of when and how we can go back to our normal lives, if at all. #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #igholland #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #ig_shotz_trees #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #tree_magic #tree_brilliance

  •  2,000  275  1 month ago
  • As stated before, I have always enjoyed the quiet places and moments when venturing out into nature. That is my luck right now, as I can make use in a responsible way of the freedom we still have. When the numbers of birds I can see and hear at a photo location exceed the number of present photographers easily by a thousandfold, I know Ive come to the right place; there are usually no more than a few of us, even at more popular places. Its the very early hours most people want to use for staying in bed, but its also when I want to be out to see and feel the fog and see the Sun rise. Yesterday I set out to capture a windmill Ive been meaning to get some pictures of for a few years now. The conditions I wanted? Exactly what I encountered. The much-desired reward for driving through the night to the other side of the country.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #lighthouses_windmills_gs #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #nfnl_mistige_ochtend
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    As stated before, I have always enjoyed the quiet places and moments when venturing out into nature. That is my luck right now, as I can make use in a responsible way of the freedom we still have. When the numbers of birds I can see and hear at a photo location exceed the number of present photographers easily by a thousandfold, I know Ive come to the right place; there are usually no more than a few of us, even at more popular places. Its the very early hours most people want to use for staying in bed, but its also when I want to be out to see and feel the fog and see the Sun rise. Yesterday I set out to capture a windmill Ive been meaning to get some pictures of for a few years now. The conditions I wanted? Exactly what I encountered. The much-desired reward for driving through the night to the other side of the country. #fiftyshades_of_nature #bns_landscape #MoodyGrams #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #sky_marvels #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #naturelover_gr #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #landscape_nightscape #raw_skies #sky_brilliance #lighthouses_windmills_gs #cameranu_nl #sky_captures #CloudzDelight #bns_earth #gottolove_this #KameraExpress #tv_foggy #ig_skyvibes #sunrises_and_sunsets #nfnl_mistige_ochtend

  •  1,000  92  1 month ago
  • I consider myself to be luckier than many. Over the past few years Ive been out and about taking pictures at times most other people were asleep... or hiding indoors when a thunderstorm was approaching 😅 . With the social distancing that is currently going on, which will continue for a significant while to come, well have to find ways to venture outside without posing an unnecessary risk to our own physical health and the health of others. In my case, that pretty much means business as usual. Sure, I work from home now and Im much more concious about my social life and about doing the groceries. Most important of all: I havent fallen ill... yet 😬 😅 . The photography, however, is almost exactly the same as what it used to be; enjoying nature where and when there are almost no other people to be found. How about running into other photographers? Lets just say theres plenty of room for all of us to do our own thing. Maybe itll even force us to look for compositions others havent framed yet 😉 . Anyway! Todays picture is one I wanted to capture for about two years now; flowering Amelanchier trees in foggy conditions around sunrise. I finally got around to it yesterday morning. Spring is here! Lets enjoy it in a sensible way.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #nfnl_mistige_ochtend #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #master_gallery #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr
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    I consider myself to be luckier than many. Over the past few years Ive been out and about taking pictures at times most other people were asleep... or hiding indoors when a thunderstorm was approaching 😅 . With the social distancing that is currently going on, which will continue for a significant while to come, well have to find ways to venture outside without posing an unnecessary risk to our own physical health and the health of others. In my case, that pretty much means business as usual. Sure, I work from home now and Im much more concious about my social life and about doing the groceries. Most important of all: I havent fallen ill... yet 😬 😅 . The photography, however, is almost exactly the same as what it used to be; enjoying nature where and when there are almost no other people to be found. How about running into other photographers? Lets just say theres plenty of room for all of us to do our own thing. Maybe itll even force us to look for compositions others havent framed yet 😉 . Anyway! Todays picture is one I wanted to capture for about two years now; flowering Amelanchier trees in foggy conditions around sunrise. I finally got around to it yesterday morning. Spring is here! Lets enjoy it in a sensible way. #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #nfnl_mistige_ochtend #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #master_gallery #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr

  •  1,000  74  1 month ago
  • I started at woodland photography about three years ago, after having been inspired by the foggy images of several, mostly Dutch woodland photographers. My first serious try was in August of 2017, when the weather conditions were finally right and I set out to capture sunrays in the Forest of the Dancing Trees. The first shot of the day was taken when I saw the fog-filled lane of beech trees leading into the part of the woods I wanted to go to. Now, a few years later and having more insight in how to post-process the images the way I want them to look, I have given that first picture a new edit.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland  #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #trees_of_darkness_ #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #rsa_fog #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr #tree_captures #divine_forest #loves_trees_rural
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    I started at woodland photography about three years ago, after having been inspired by the foggy images of several, mostly Dutch woodland photographers. My first serious try was in August of 2017, when the weather conditions were finally right and I set out to capture sunrays in the Forest of the Dancing Trees. The first shot of the day was taken when I saw the fog-filled lane of beech trees leading into the part of the woods I wanted to go to. Now, a few years later and having more insight in how to post-process the images the way I want them to look, I have given that first picture a new edit. #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #ig_discover_holland #bestofnetherlands #zoomnl #super_holland #dernederlanden #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #ThisIsHolland #igholland #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #trees_of_darkness_ #cameranu_nl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #kameraexpress #tv_foggy #rsa_fog #bestforestmood #naturelover_gr #tree_captures #divine_forest #loves_trees_rural

  •  992  23  2 months ago
  • Lets go for another new edit of an old picture. The shot was taken almost two years ago in what is probably the worlds most famous bluebell forest: Hallerbos. Belgium is currently in lockdown and will likely remain so till after this years blooming season, which makes it very unlikely the forest will be visited by landscape photographers this year. Still, not being able to get any new pictures of this amazing place is a small price to pay for pretty much returning to the way things were before.  #fiftyshades_of_nature #splendid_woodlands #bns_landscape #tree_magic #NikonNL #zoomnl #tree_brilliance #Globalcapture #earth_shotz #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #nfnl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #bestforestmood #bns_earth #tree_captures #divine_forest #KameraExpress #ethereal_moods #nb_nature_brilliance #naturelover_gr #nature_worldwide_trees #nature_perfection #the_gallery_of_magic #loves_trees_rural #amazing_shots #master_gallery #earthplanet_pics
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    Lets go for another new edit of an old picture. The shot was taken almost two years ago in what is probably the worlds most famous bluebell forest: Hallerbos. Belgium is currently in lockdown and will likely remain so till after this years blooming season, which makes it very unlikely the forest will be visited by landscape photographers this year. Still, not being able to get any new pictures of this amazing place is a small price to pay for pretty much returning to the way things were before. #fiftyshades_of_nature  #splendid_woodlands  #bns_landscape  #tree_magic  #NikonNL  #zoomnl #tree_brilliance  #Globalcapture  #earth_shotz  #landscape_nightscape #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #MoodyGrams #nfnl #the_mirror_of_our_souls #bestforestmood #bns_earth #tree_captures #divine_forest #KameraExpress #ethereal_moods #nb_nature_brilliance #naturelover_gr #nature_worldwide_trees #nature_perfection #the_gallery_of_magic #loves_trees_rural #amazing_shots #master_gallery #earthplanet_pics

  •  1,000  40  2 months ago