Despite the fact that it is midwinter in the Netherlands, it was 13 degrees Celsius with a warm sun in the province of Zeeland.Everything was covered with a green layer of moss and many of the blackberry bushes had been mowed away by “Natuurmonumenten” with large heavy machines.Way too much nitrogen… Purslane grows very wellContinue reading “A winter walk on the island of Neeltje Jans”
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Headwindcycling, the Dutch Championships 2022
It was pouring rain when I arrived this morning. Within half an hour I was cold and wet to my skin, despite the (not waterproof) rain gear. I’ll show you the photos that I took anyway. Fortunately, my photo equipment withstood the rain well, thanks to the good protection that has been carried along inContinue reading “Headwindcycling, the Dutch Championships 2022”
Dutch Championships Headwindcycling 2022
Tomorrow will be the 2022-edition of the Dutch Championships Headwindcycling! The last edition was in December 2018, which seems a long time ago … I’ll be there … with my camera! A couple of photos I made in 2018, as a reminder … The weather forecast is bad for photographers … lots of rain!
Zeeland nature in January
It has not frozen much in Zeeland this winter. The little nature that is left is claimed by “natuurmonumenten” and treated and maintained as a garden with native plants. The rivers are heavily polluted with polycyclic hydrocarbons, poly- and perfluoroalkyls and other pollution. It doesn’t matter for landscape photography, because it’s pollution that isn’t visibleContinue reading “Zeeland nature in January”
The weather forecast was correct; rain showers !
Especially with this type of weather it is great fun to take beautiful pictures. Although it is important to protect the expensive equipment against too much moisture. But … if you are too protective, you will miss the most beautiful moments again.
One of my cameras is broken. The Canon 70D kept getting an “error 80” message. Fortunately, it is a known and recognized issue at Canon and is currently being fixed at TechRepair. So, for now, I have to make use of my other cameras … I hope repair won’t take too long as I’m already missing the camera body…
Sometimes I take my camera while cycling in my velomobile …
This is Zeeland in November …
a bike ride along the Westerschelde
It was typically Dutch weather…
If you live in Zeeland, people often look at the shape of a velomobile with the eyes of a sailor. But the fluid dynamics for water is fundamentally different from that for air. The shape of a velomobile suggests that it has a high speed … and I think that is the big disadvantage ofContinue reading “Fluid dynamics”
second ride this year …
It is clear that my condition has deteriorated rapidly. I have to do a lot more mileage with my velomobile … So I started today again with good intentions 😉 But as always I bring my camera … the sun was shining, but it was a bit foggy and cold and you can clearly seeContinue reading “second ride this year …”
my first velomobile-ride in 2021
… and making photos of what (I think) is typical Zeeland. 😉 https://ridewithgps.com/trips/63083109https://ridewithgps.com/trips/63083109
It was the fall of 1984. Our oldest daughter had just been born. If you live here and take a walk together, then the Vlissingen area is undeniably present in your photos … When I look back at the photos I took myself in the past, my thoughts wander back to the time of fallingContinue reading “unmistakably Vlissingen”
In 1984, the year in which George Orwell foresaw a totally different world, the Vereniging Nederlandse Loodsen Sociëteit existed for 100 years and that fact was celebrated exuberantly with all kinds of festivities. At the moment I am digitizing my old negatives from that year 1984, because our society has now come to resemble theContinue reading “Vlissingen, 1984.”