Finding Shade Marrakech, Morocco
At Menara Gardens in Marrakesh, you have a wonderful view on the Menara and the snowy mountains in the back. I'll share this simple frame of that same place. This image reflects my personal preference for simplicity and well-framed scenes.
📷 Fujifilm X-T20 + XF 16-50mm | ƒ/7.1 | 1/1800 | 50 mm | ISO200
🌴 Menara Gardens, Marrakesh, Morocco
Hazy Sunset Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dutch Sunset The Netherlands
This is the windmill De Krijgsman (The Warrior), with its history dating back to 1602. From a comfortable train ride to Enkhuizen I see the weather changing rapidly. The big rainclouds with rays of sunlight and backlight windmill made this into a enjoyable Dutch scenery.
📷 Fujifilm X-T30 + XF 55-200mm | ƒ/5.6 | 1/350 | 110 mm | ISO320
🚂 Oostblokker, The Netherlands
Metro Lines Warsaw
Line 2 of the Warsaw metro system is very colorful: from the main color being red, yellow, blue to white, green and purple. Yellow is the main colors of station Świętokrzyska. The two moving Siemens Inspiro trains create a nice movement and color to the image. With the one second exposure you can still recognize the doors and even people standing inside the metro.
The suspended ceiling above the platform in the form of aluminum cubes arranged in a wave, although this perspective shows only straight conversing lines. With a wide-angle lens you can get leading lines fairly easily. I used a @Samyang 12mm/f2, which is incredible sharp from f/5.6 on.
This photo was actually favorited NG Editor @David Lee, on the former platform National Geographic Yourshot
📷 Fujifilm X-T20 + Samyang 12/2 | ƒ/8 | 1s | 12mm | ISO200
🚇 Warsaw, Poland
Amersfoort Central Station
Since December 2019, the train station of Amersfoort is being named Central Station, joining a select group of other train stations in The Netherlands. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Leiden and Arnhem are central stations, meaning the city has more than two station, 100K inhabitants and more than 40K daily commuters.
These are the leading lines of track 4/5 of the Train Station in Amersfoort Centraal. I took this image last year, while experimenting with the manual wide angle lens of Samyang.
📷 Fujifilm X-T20 + Samyang 12mm | ƒ/8 | 7s | 12mm | ISO200
🚂 Amersfoort Centraal, The Netherlands
Tulip Field Gradients, The Netherlands
In April, the tulip fields are beginning to flowerly florish. The beauty of the field and its gradients are captivating and hypnotizing. This is an aerial photo with my drone during sunset, making the colors softer and the shadows less harsh.
Want to see more? You can check out my video via the link hereunder.
Wrocław Market Hall, Poland
This is Hala Targowa, a beautiful Market Hall in Wrocław built from 1906 till 1908. It offers fresh fruits and vegetables, from fresh berries to dried Chanterelles. To enjoy the great and traditional Polish food straight away there is a court food (on the right side on the photo). Other corners are assigned to other specialities, for flowers, cloth, small household electronics. They all have one thing in common: they share the Polish friendliness. Wonderfull place, great people.
As for the looks, the hall was designed by the German Richard Plüddemann, also because the city was part of Germany in that time. The horizontal trusses of the roof structure were unique for its time in Europe.
It was created in order to organize street trading in the city center. Unspite, the hall at Kolejowa street, this one was not severely damaged during World War II and continued to be used as originally intended shortly after. It was completely renovated between 1980-83.
Sunrise at Erg Chebbi, Morocco
Sunrise with the camels was a great experience. It was still cold from the freezing night, so every ray of sun was literally a warm welcome for us and the camels. I'm still wondering how they survived the night, with temperature around freezing (which is actually number one cause of death when stranded in the desert). The Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga measure around 22 km by 5 km.
Sunrise at Eltz Castle, Germany
Burg Eltz is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River, Germany. I had the amazing experience to wonder throught the moonlit forest before sunrise, to get this authentic castle on camera. It is still owned by a branch of the same family (the Eltz family) that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago. Bürresheim Castle, Eltz Castle and Lissingen Castle are the only castles on the left bank of the Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate which have never been destroyed.
📸 Fujifilm X-T20, ƒ/4 | 1/3 | 18 mm | ISO200
🏰 Wierschem, Germany
#castle #cold #sunrise #germany #eltz #burgeltz
The Baroque World in the State Hall Austria
The State Hall of the Austrian National Library in Vienna seems to me like the world's most beautiful library. There are over 200,000 valuable books and volumes; however I was totally drawn to the ceiling frescoes painted in 1730. 26 images were used to create a very wide view.
📸 Sony RX-100 IV (Mark 4) | ƒ/2 | 1/30 | 4 mm | ISO125
🇦🇹 Vienna, Austria
My day in Praga, the district in Warsaw, was one to remember. This older man sitting outside a corner shop was enjoying a smoke. Luckily he was also in the mood to pose for a portrait,
Praga, frist mentioned in 1432, was a seperate town until 1791. Moreover, unlike the western parts of Warsaw, Praga remained relatively untouched during the second World War. This makes this district having a character of its own.
📸 Fujiflim X-H1 + XF55-200mm | ƒ/4.7 | 1/250s | 172mm | ISO400
🇵🇱 Warsaw, Poland