Autumn in the Ardennes

During the last weekend of October, I went with fellow photographers to the Belgium Ardennes. We christened ourselves ‘The Schoorl group’ as we first met during a trip to Schoorl, along the Dutch coast. Great people that inspire me in different ways. I feel very fortunate to be part of this group.

Every year we plan to go for a weekend to focus on our passion. This year we went to the Belgium Ardennes in the neighbourhood of Malmedy. We rented a little house in the town of Waimes. The house was great, the furniture was somewhat dated, so we fitted in perfectly.

We were blessed with the weather. Fortunately the rain only fell while we were sleeping. We had two main destinations: Vallée De La Hoëgne and Cascade du Bayehon.

Beautiful destinations with lot of photo opportunities to catch the autumn colours.

Thanks Petra, Arjan, Jan, Ed and Niels for a great weekend.  Sorry Frederik and Stephan that you couldn’t make it this time.

Hope you like the results.

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The Posbank clique

The area of the Posbank is a favourite spot for landscape photographers. Especially in August when the heath is blooming. You can find pictures of this area in a lot of posts on this website.

After failing to get up early on Tuesday, the alarm clock was set for 04:30 for the Wednesday morning. The weather predictions were looking very good, a forecast of fog in the morning. I met my friends and fellow photographers Sander Grefte and Dave Zuuring just outside the area and walked the last stretch. The forecast was spot-on, all ingredients for a magical morning where there.

Our first stop was the iconic dead tree situated on a hill.

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The fire mountains of Lanzarote

The island of Lanzarote is part of the Spanish Canary Islands and was formed by volcanic activity. The last eruptions were in the 18th century and evidence can be spotted in the Timanfaya National Park. Large lave fields with volcanoes create an alien landscape.

Please find pictures of this bizarre landscape in this blog, taken during a long walk through ‘Fire mountains’.

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Copper coast in mono

During the last week of March this year,  I visited Waterford Ireland. Obviously I hoped for some great photo opportunities to test my new Nikon D750 along the Copper coast. Unfortunately the weather was far from great, it rained continuously for 3 days. But I managed to get some pictures of this magnificent coastline and together with my Irish friend Owen O’Grady, I went to the oyster beds on Helvick, just outside the coast of Dungarvan. Thanks Owen for bringing me there!!

As I just joined a workgroup ‘black and white’, so I decided to turn the pictures in mono. Hope you like them.

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Churches of Barcelona

The last series of Barcelona has some fine churches of the city. I’m always attracted by churches, big or small. Faith can result in remarkable things. I always try to find a different point of view in churches to emphasise the beauty of it.

Like the main cathedral of Barcelona in the gothic city centre.

The detail of the main entrance is unbelievable.

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