Friday, 31 July 2015

White summer beech

I spend the first week of my summer holiday together with my family in the Auvergne, France. A quiet rural region with ancient extinct volcano’s. I didn’t plan anything photographically (summer is not the best time for nature photography), but when I came across this tortuous white beech I couldn’t resist my drive to look for a composition and to take a few shots. I wonder how this fairy-tale forest would look like in autumn or winter.

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 16-35mm/f4 @ 16mm; ISO-800, f10, 1/15s; +0.7 stop; hand held.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Large Checkered Skipper

Registration of a Large Checkered Skipper (Heteropterus morpheus/Spiegeldikkopje), one of the rare local butterfly gems.

* Canon EOS 7D, 100mm/f2.8; ISO-400, f4, 1/100s; +0.3 stop; hand held.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Afterglow sinkhole

Fabulous light of yesterday evening after sunset at the Strabrechtse Heide near Eindhoven. It was magical, no more words, just a photo.

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 16-35mm/f4 @ 16mm; ISO-100, f16, 2s; ND3 hard gradient filter; tripod.