View From A Spoil Tip
Panoramic views from "Lange Terril" - a left-over spoil tip from the coal mining that has been done here in the recent past. The spoil tip is located in the mining area that is now called "Connectera" (Maasmechelen, Limburg in Belgium). Unfortunately, access is somewhat restricted - you need to pay a small entrance fee - but once you're in, you can stay until sunset. Or a little after sunset if you stay for some golden or blue hour images 😉 This image was taken about an hour and a half before sunset, so the light wasn't optimal. The clouds were, so that is why I took the shot! It's a single 50sec exposure using an ND10 filter (that is why the trees in the foreground are blurry as well). (2019)
Looking out over a small but wonderful patch of woodland, called "Kelmonderbos", near Geverik and Beek (Limburg, The Netherlands). I quite like the browns and greens in contrast to the blueish sky with the moon visible as well (2017).
In Between Yellow and Red
Looking up while walking along the Hommelsdaalweg in between the villages of Genhout and Beek, I noticed the sky turning remarkably orange - well, maybe not this much, but creatively it reflects the mood of that particular November afternoon, right before sunset! (2014)
The Third Season
Autumn colours along a quiet forest path in Daniken (Geleen). (2014)
Flowering Calluna, or simply (common) heather, on the Brunssummerheide on a nice summer evening in August, just before sunset. The Brunssummerheide is well-known for its large patches of purple heath in the months of August to September. (2017)
Sunrays burst through the trees on a sunny sunday morning in Autumn at the border of the Schaelsbergerbos (forest) in Oud-Valkenburg. Locals will know this location as "De Drie Beeldjes" (The Three Statues). The bridge to the right leads to Schaloensvoetpad and Kasteel Schaloen. (2017)
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! (2017)
"Wyck" is one of the many urban quarters of Maastricht. It has a long history and was once seen as a place "outside of Maastricht", but nowadays it's an upcoming area full of trendy shops and good restaurants! (2016)
Early morning mist drifts through the trees in National Park Hoge Kempen (Limburg, Belgium). Because it was at the end of September, the heath was still quite purple which gives the scene a nice color-contrast as well! (2017)
Early morning mist in nature park "De Teut". The title of the image refers to "the 8th color" in the Discworld universe: a sort of greenish purple yellow (but only visible to wizards and cats of course!). (2018)
Signs of Autumn appear in the trees at Schaloensvoetpad, a nice avenue near Kasteel Schaloen (Oud-Valkenburg, Limburg). This path leads to "De Drie Beeldjes", just visible in the far diatance. (2017)
Clouds and mist slowly drift through the landscape giving this scene a very ethereal look. Image taken on an early Sunday morning in September at the "Mechelse Heide" which is part of the National Park "Hoge Kempen" (Limburg, Belgium) (2018)
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!
Photography is something I like to do in my free time. Over the years I have accumulated a lot of images that gathered digital dust and I wanted to do something with them. Well, what better way than to showcase them on a website!