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Steppeland Gallery

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Hi, I’m Steppeland – well, actually, that’s the name I like to use online, and for my photographic work. My online friends call me Steppe.
I’m female, Flemish (Northern part of Belgium) and living in the Netherlands, Amsterdam.
I am a passionate photographer, with special interest in nature photography, social documentary and street photography, and photo journalism.
Every now and then, I also do some design and digital artwork , often based on my own photography.
I just love variation, and enjoy discovering new art forms! :)

I co-host:
Postcard Style
The Human Condition

In this gallery, I will love to show you a varied selection of my work. Underneath this message, you first will find an overview of all the presented photo’s.
Each of these featured photo’s will also show 4 thumbs of carefully selected other works similar to the ones chosen. I hope it will invite you to further explore my large portfolio :)
To fully view this online gallery, please scroll down this whole first page, then further on pages 2 and 3 .
You’re most welcome to leave a comment, either here or by bubble-mail or email.
Thanks so much for your visit. I hope you’ll enjoy my work, and am looking forward to your feed back !


Nature Photography


Filtering through
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Into the white, wide…
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In Misty Morningland
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Sparkling Blue…
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Once upon a dream
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In the footsteps of…
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Raven, totem bird…
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Baby elephant water fun
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The choice to live…
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Misty Golden Morning at…
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Little dragon 3
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Sooo soft and cuddly
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For fantasy’s sake …
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Golden-green cathedrals…
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Street photography, street portraiture and documentary

About my street photography:

For my street photograph, I most of the times (but not always) use the so-called ‘hipshot-technique’ in an adapted personal version: my camera is too heavy to wear on my hip, so I use to have it hanging on my neck, breast-hight, one hand loosely holding the camera, and pressing the shutter with my thumb, while looking in another direction than the photographed subjects.
Since, in this way, it is not possible to focus by looking through the lens or on the display, the camera is set on automatic focusing, and aperture or time priority. It usually results in somewhat tilted photos. Therefor, in post processing, I use to slightly crop format and angle where needed and transfer to grey scale in Lightroom – then do the finishing touches (sharpening, levels, curves) in Photoshop.
I really love street photography because of the possibility to document the daily life of normal people in public places, through candid photo’s of people I don’t know. I use to feel a special connection with the people I photograph though, and am trying, just in that one moment, to capture something of the very essence, the soul of that person.

I hope you like this special facet of my work too! :)


Music for the bicycles
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Pigeon whisperer
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Sunday Afternoon
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Young love
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Up, up, all legs up
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Follow me mom, …
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Go well, my friend
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Conversation on a bench
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Sweet little girl
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Seriously interested in…
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Sweet icecream moments
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Kung Fu Motor Girl – BW
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The photographers
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Innocent coffeecup…
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HM Queen Beatrix – Among…
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Some of my textured work


Still love at first…
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Three generations
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Patiently waiting
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Sun Hat writings
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Sun drink
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© Kira Bodensted © Kira Bodensted 4146 posts

Thank you steppeland – looking forward to seeing your gallery ☺

Susana Weber Susana Weber 1441 posts

What a beautiful and varied portfolio you have, Steppe. I am looking forward to see your gallery here. I’m sure however you decide to present will be wonderful to view.

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Thanks a lot, Kira and Susana! Well, it sure is exciting! :D – My first selection is way too large still, but well, at least I’m getting an idea of where I’m heading to… :)

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Winter Woods


Filtering through
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The path ahead
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Path through Winter…
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Surprising encounter
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Friendly Light
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Winter Birds


Into the white, wide world
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Winter elegance
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Just take your time
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Fish enough for both of…
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Little Firecrest – golden…
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Animals in the landscape


In Misty Morningland
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Spoonbills in my backyard
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Great white egret,…
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The take-off
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Sheep on the dike
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Flowers and plants close-up in monotone


Sparkling Blue Imagination
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Sweet as of old…
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Wax ornament on top
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Beauty of Autumn…
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Deep, dark heart
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Covered with ice


Once upon a dream
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Dressed in ice crystals
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Crystal elegance
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Fascinating ice crystals…
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Necklace of icy pearls
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Summer Flowers


In the footsteps of angels – Windflower
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Star dreams
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Simple beauty of red…
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Open my heart
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Opening up
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Bird portraits


Raven, totem bird…
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Victoria Crowned Pigeon
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Determined ~ Vulture…
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Portrait of an Eagle-owl
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The beak makes the bird
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Baby Zoo Animals


Baby elephant water fun
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‘Bonding’ ~ Young Sea…
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Mandrill Baby Yaro -…
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Dad and the baby – a…
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Daily Vitamins -…
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Macro in nature


The choice to live…
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Gentle unfolding
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Little lanterns of Cup…
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Touched with light
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Spring comes gently
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Seasons near the Lake


Misty Golden Morning at the Lake 2
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Soft spring colours
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Wintermorning near the…
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Spring is in the air
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Mystical Morning
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Cute crawly creatures


Little dragon 3
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Little dragon 7
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Snail acrobatics in the…
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Green Iguana in deep…
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I sing my song…
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Zoo Animals


Sooo soft and cuddly
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True love
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After the swim
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Looking back -…
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Lynx – Lazy concentration
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Mysterious Fungi


For fantasy's sake …
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Between the mosses
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Earthstar 1
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Little Red Riding Hood
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Deep in the woods -
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of living creatures: trees…


Golden-green cathedrals of comfort and peace…
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As if sculptured – Beech…
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Where the May Fairies…
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Where the elders gather
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Oaks Lane
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F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37016 posts

Oh, I just spotted your sleeping Koala. That is the cutest thing. Now I’m seeing more baby animals that I have to go visit.

Off for a bit, but I’ll be back. GREAT presentation, Steppleand!

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Thanks a lot, Frannie! Cute little sleepyhead, isn’t he :) – Glad you like the presentation so far. This was the easiest part. Now to be consistent and do something similar with my street photography… Hmm, will ask some more thinking and collecting LOL

Wendi Donaldson Laird Wendi Donaldso... 669 posts

Congratulations on your beautiful collection Steppe!! You are so talented. I really love how you’ve arranged all your work here too.

Kathie Nichols Kathie Nichols 3622 posts

Oh, you have a Koala bear here, they are so cute aren’t they? Fabulous port Steppe, a wonderful variety of subjects here!!! I love “Misty morning by the lake”, and “Filtering Through”.

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37016 posts

Back for another quick look. This time “Sparkling Blue Imagination” has caught my eye! Wow.

Evita Evita 14819 posts

Beautiful gallery …In Misty Morningland image is wonderful…Baby elephant water fun and the Koala… are adorably fantastic …☺☺☺♥

Claudia Dingle Claudia Dingle 681 posts

A visual feast… wonderful works!