Foto van de Week

Photo of The Week / Weekly new photo with description

Illuminated Leiden, The Netherlands

Taken: Feb 2023

As the sun dips below the horizon, a tranquil hush descends upon Leiden's De Hooglandse Kerk. The historic church, dating back to the 15th century, stands tall and proud against the deepening blue of the evening sky. Yet it's not just the structure itself that captures the eye, but also the ambient street lights that lend an ethereal glow to the scene.

📷  DJI Mini 3 | 1s | Multiple photos and exposures

⛪︎ Leiden, The Netherlands

Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, Portugal

What an amazing treat of nature. This is the Sete Cidades Massif on São Miguel, The Azores.

The circular crater or caldera dominates the image and measures about 5 km across. The interior has lakes, volcanic cones, lava domes and maars – or shallow, flooded craters. This is a wide-angle drone photo, although you can have nice overview over the lakes from Vista do Rei (on the far bottom left) or Boca do Inferno (on the right; out of this view).

📷 DJI Air 2S

🇵🇹 Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal

🕐 5th of December, 2021

Finding Shade Marrakech, Morocco

Taken: Dec 2018

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

Taken: Jan 2021

This is the Icon of Rotterdam: the 802-metre-long Erasmus Bridge, depicted with a cargo boat and houses catching the last sunlight of the day. The bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel, and named after Desiderius Erasmus, a prominent Christian Renaissance humanist (1469-1536). 

📷  Fujifilm X-T4 + XF 10-24mm

🌆 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Dutch Sunset The Netherlands

Silhouette Dutch Windmill / Molen
Taken: Sep 2020

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

Metro Warsaw Station Świętokrzyska
Taken: April 2019

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 NatGeo 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

Taken: March 2019

Since December 2019, the train station of Amersfoort is being named Central Station, joining a select group of other train stations in The Netherlands, which are: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Leiden and Arnhem. Central station means the city has more than two stations, 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

#stationskiekje  @NS_online

📷  Fujifilm X-T20 + Samyang 12mm | ƒ/8 | 7s | 12mm | ISO200

🚂  Amersfoort Centraal, The Netherlands

Tulip Field Gradients, The Netherlands

Kleuren en Gradienten Tulpenvelden 2020
Taken: Apr 2020

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.

 📸 DJI Mavic Mini

📍Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands

Wrocław Market Hall, Poland

Hala Targowa, Market Hall in Wrocław, Poland
Taken: Sep 2019

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. 

 📸 Fujifilm X-H1 + XF18-55 | ƒ/4 | 1/200 | 18 mm | ISO400

📍Wrocław, Poland

Sunrise at Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Sunrise at Erg Chebbi, Morocco
Taken: dec 2018

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.

 📸 Fujifilm X-T20 + XC16-50 | ƒ/22 | 1/90 | 50 mm | ISO400

🏰 Erg Chebbi Desert, Morocco

Sunrise at Eltz Castle, Germany 

Sunrise at Eltz Castle, Germany
Taken: Feb 2019

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

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The Baroque World in the State Hall Austria

State Hall (Prunksaal) of the Austrian National Library
Taken: 2018

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

Reference: 20180406-DSC03967

Character, Poland

Taken: sep 2019

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

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