Maasvlakte Rotterdam

The Maasvlakte is a massive area, an extension to the industrial area surrounding the port of Rotterdam. The Maasvlakte is actually build on land reclaimed from the North Sea in the 1960s.

Finding shots is a bit of a challenge, as many locations are hard to reach.

Shooting conditions were harsh, icy cold with gusting winds, that made getting sharp images a challenge.

The picture below is of the Lyondell Chemical Plant.

 

Scheveningen

Scheveningen is a popular seaside resort with a boardwalk a nice beach and a pier. In the summertime when the weather gets hot, it can get very crowded.

Below are pictures of the Pier, the Kurhaus and the art piece Thsuki-No-Kikari.

 

 

Meijendel

Meijendel is a nature reserve that stretched between Scheveningen, The Hague and Wassenaar. It’s the largest interconnected dune area in South Holland and consists of dunes, beaches, lakes and forests. Some parts are restricted, but in most of the area you can hike, bike, ride horses or just relax. This shot was taken right as the last of the sunlight died down. There are no lights in the nature reserve, and finding the car in the dark was quite a challenge.

 

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, with beautiful medieval and Georgian architecture and gardens. All the highlights are within walking distance, it’s the perfect place for successful photo city trip. My favorite shots of this trip are posted below and include Calton Hill and Holyrood Abbey.

 

Oostpoort, Delft

The Oostpoort (Eastern Gate) in Delft, The Netherlands, shot at blue hour. The city gate was build around 1400 and is the only city gate remaining in Delft.

The shooting conditions were disappointing, due to construction, clouds and the “kroost” (the green floating plant material) in the water. It really limited the angles you could shoot, a good excuse to revisit the site. Even so I’m pleased with the results.