Hard Drive 2

We’re entering the most boring part of the year again, when autumn is gone and winter hasn’t arrived yet. So we have to search for different subjects for a while.

internal view of a hard disk drive
Hard Drive 2 – Studio – January 15th 2019

Big Star Moss

Another macro from the same location, date and time as the mushroom in my previous post. Big Star moss is named after its star shaped leaves, but I think the sporophytes are a lot more interesting.

Macro of Big Star moss sporophytes
Big Star Moss – Speulderbos, Netherlands – November 17th 2019

Already Taken!

Oops, sorry to interrupt you, little friend. I didn’t know this mushroom was already taken. I’ll find another one. :-)

Shot in the Speulderbos again, this time on November 17th. The light was very disappointing compared to a week earlier, so I decided to switch to plan B and get on my knees.

Macro of small insect on mushroom
Already Taken – Speulderbos, Netherlands – November 17th 2019

Speulderbos 4

The fourth and probably last shot from the 10th of November. This time we’re back in deciduous woods, with a very orange/brown color theme. While I had trees at different distances to add depth in the previous images, this time I chose to get on my knees and use a trunk instead.

autumn deciduous woods with sunrise rays in haze
Speulderbos 4 – Speulderbos, Netherlands – November 10th 2019

Speulderbos 3

The third shot from a wonderful morning I had in the Speulderbos in the Netherlands. The light and haze were perfect for about two hours, so I had a lot of opportunities for great shots. This time I chose a shot of a pinetree area. The Speulderbos is a mixed forest. While deciduous forests turn orange in this time of year, the floor of pine forests actually turns green because of moss and new pine trees coming up.

autumn mixed woods with sunrise rays in haze
Speulderbos 3 – Speulderbos, Netherlands – November 10th 2019

Speulderbos 2

This image was captured only 3 minutes after the previous post. Note how much the light changed in such a short time. The classic 3:2 image ratio is still my favorite, and I think this second composition suits that ratio better. That’s why the previous post was in 16:9.

autumn mixed woods with sunrise rays in haze
Speulderbos 2 – Speulderbos, Netherlands – November 10th 2019

First visit to the Speulderbos

My first ever visit to the Speulderbos in the Netherlands. Or my second visit if you count the scouting – I visited the woods last week to see what it was like, check the photographic opportunities. Had a pretty good day today, so there’ll be more content soon. :-)

autumn mixed woods with sunrise rays in haze
Speulderbos 1 – Speulderbos, Netherlands – November 10th 2019

Beach Club Paal 29

The ‘secondary’ beach club on the Harger Beach, located 2 km south of the main entrance. This one is not accessible by car, but has a much larger parking lot for bicycles. And it’s a lot more photogenic during sunsets because of the wooden pathways and pole. :-)

My first daytime shot of 2019… Spring has arrived, so I’ll be more active than the past couple of months.

beach club with sunset
Beach Club Paal 29 – Hargerstrand, Netherlands – May 12th 2019

No Sailing Tonight

Sometimes you have to endure a bit of rain to get the right shot. This entire day was filled with short showers mixed with bursts of sunshine. Not the best circumstances for a walk on the beach, but it does provide saturated colors and an interesting sky. The bad weather also means that there wasn’t a lot of sailing going on, so I could use all the available catamarans as my foreground. :-)

Beach with catamarans, sunset with rainclouds
No Sailing Tonight – Hargerstrand, Netherlands -July 14th 2010

Hard Disk Drive

Although most of my work is related to nature, it’s not all I do. Sometimes I just like to spend some time in my studio. Especially when the weather doesn’t cooperate. This studio provides a way to maintain a steady output. Otherwise I’d just be posting old material during winter.

This is a shot of a decommissioned hard disk drive, model Western Digital WD Green WD10EARS. I replaced this 1TB model with a 4TB version, and now the old drive will spend the rest of its days as a decorative piece in my studio. It combines my interests in photography and computer history. :-)

internal view of a hard disk drive
Hard Drive – Studio – January 15th 2019