Peter

Shortlist Irish times

 

This year I sent 7 pictures to the ‘Amateur Photographer of year’ contest of the Irish Times. Out of more than 10.000 pictures, 2 pictures out of those 7 were shortlisted.

On top of that, the picture ‘Forest light’ got also a honourable mention in the Nature category.

Obviously I am fully delighted for this recognition.

The pictures that made it to the shortlist were:

The cycler

The cycler

 

Forest lamp

Forest lamp

Check here for the result of the category Nature or  check here the complete shortlist.

Much love and thanks for my girlfriend Jacqui for her support and who persuaded me to send in some pictures.

 

Autumn scenes

Pictures taken this autumn, that means nature is changing it’s colours, mushrooms are appearing and the weather is changing resulting in fog and dramatic rain clouds.

A dung beetle on a Sunday walk

A dung beetle on a Sunday walk

 

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Hatertse vennen

I’m delighted to be part of a group of photographers called ‘Schoorl groep’. You can find us also on Facebook.

This morning we went to de Hatertse vennen, nearby the city of Nijmegen. It is a moor-like area with heather and fens.

It was a stunning morning, fog was covering the area, but that was soon gone after a beautiful sunrise.

Obviously I took a lot of pictures but I hope the selection below will give you a good idea how it was.

 

Hatertse vennen

Hatertse vennen

 

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Friday the 13th

Yesterday, Friday the 13th, I went to the Posbank. Unlike the most of the Netherlands, it has some hills, covered with purple heather. This morning I was treated with a stunning sunrise while a fog was coming in. For some maybe haunting, not for me. It was just amazing.

In this blog just a selection of all the pictures I took.

Thanks for watching.

Just before sunrise

Just before sunrise

 

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Rotterdam

For my birthday Jacqui took me for a weekend to Rotterdam. A great weekend it was. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the architecture, the Dutch photography museum, the harbour, some restaurants and of course some pubs.

I didn’t have all my gear with me, only my 18-200mm zoom and a 8mm fish-eye.

Check below some pictures during our stay.

On a pedestal from the first day

On a pedestal from the first day

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Nadine and Noah

As a surprise for her husband, a friend asked me to make some picture of their kids. On a sunny day we went to the playground and while the kids were playing I made some pictures. Now four of these pictures are hanging on the wall, each 50×50.

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IJssel sunrise

Today together with Frederik van der Veer, Ed Geerlings and Fred Uittenbogaard to the Ijssel nearby Wilp to watch the sunrise.

Thanks guys for a great morning and special thanks to Ed for saving my camera.

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IJssel just before sunrise

IJssel just before sunrise

 

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Early bird

Got up round 05:00 this morning to catch the sunrise with some morning fog.

The fog was a bit less than I hoped for, but I’m happy with the overall result. Hope you like the result too.

Morning fog in the Havikerwaard

Morning fog in the Havikerwaard

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