Fort Sint Pieter (Saint Peter’s Fortress)
16th Century fort located on the south-side of the city of Maastricht. Built on the north slope of the Sint-Pietersberg it served to defend the southern defence walls around the city of Maastricht (but in the end the city had to surrender to the French). Nowadays restored and a tourist attraction. [Canon 600D + 24mm f/2.8 @ 24mm | 1/30s | f/8 | ISO100 | 2x3 pano] (2016)
The Third Season
Autumn colours along a quiet forest path in Daniken (Geleen). [Panasonic DMC-GH2 + 14-140 f4-5.8 @ 14mm | 1/6s | f/9 | ISO160 | 1x2 pano] (2014)
Castle Schaloen, Oud-Valkenburg on a sunny Sunday morning in October. The castle is national heritage and has been built with local marl, marlstone ( Limburgse Mergel). Oldest references date from the 13th century, however the current state dates from 16th to 19th century. Nowadays you can stay in the nearby stables (hotel, b&b) or have a meal. If you have a couple of million Euro's to spend: it is for sale! 🙂 You'll have some nice surroundings as well, it's a great area for hiking or enjoying nature in general! [Fuji X-T2 + 18-55 f/2.8-4 @ 19.6mm | 10s | f/8 | ISO200 | 1x3 pano | 10 stop ND] (2017)
Rconstructed part of the fortifications around the small village of Stevensweert, which played an important role to defend its Castle in the 17th century. [Panasonic DMC-GH2 + 14-140 f4-5.8 @ 14mm | 1/200sec | f/7.1 | ISO160] (2015)
Looks like a sky replacement composite image, right? No, this day the clouds where actually there! 🙂 Funny the way the cumulus clouds formed right above the rural town of Schimmert in Zuid-Limburg (South of the Netherlands). The image title refers to the exponential function in mathematics, kind of how these clouds formed; minute after minute they expanded more and more and more 🙂 A great sight! [Nikon D750 + Sigma 24-105 f/4 @ 105mm | 1/160s | f/8 | ISO100] (2017)
An evening at the fish pond
A nice and quiet evening at the fish pond at the park of Elsloo Castle (Kasteelpark Elsloo). Located in the South of the Netherlands this is a great area for hiking and generally enjoying nature. It is allowed to fish in the pond, however you need a permit. [Canon 600D + 24mm f/2.8 @ 24mm | 20s | f/9 | ISO100 | 1x2 pano | 10 stop ND] (2016)
With all the beautiful places around the world, sometimes we forget to look at our own backyard!
I live in The Netherlands in a province called Limburg – THIS is my backyard!