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I am a retired historian, living in the Netherlands, and practising photography since my youth, but especially since going digital in 2004.


“There is so much beautiful light in the world.” (Wilhelm Raabe)

“Colours are the smile of nature.” (William Holman Hunt)

The gallery contains mainly pictures from the Netherlands. Some from my various trips to the Baltic Sea will be added from time to time. Two visits to Scotland brought some nice additions, too.

For your convenience you can find the pictures in separate subgroups:

The Netherlands



The Baltic Sea


The 125 most popular shots of this gallery:


Please note my second gallery on Redbubble:


Selected top shots:

To my great joy five of my other shots have made it to the home page.

Here some of the featured shots:

My photographic internet life started on deviantart. Of the three galleries there two are still active:


Good light,


  • Age: 72
  • Joined: January 2008


A long low and four sales

This time my spring period of low mood, energy and inspiration took as long as five months, from February to July. This is why you saw so little of me during these months. / The depression was mostly not of high intensity, but it just kept my head down continuously. Never before I did so little photographic work, a clear sign that the depression took its price. / Behind it actually was the thre…
Posted 3 months – 75 comments

Seven Years on Redbubble 2008 - 2015

Dear friends and watchers, / Yesterday I placed my submission no. 1000 on this gallery. It is nice that this goes together with my 7th anniversary on Redbubble. While my second gallery here, the lightthinker one, has come to a standstill in the meantime, the other active two galleries on deviantArt still are flourishing too. And in March it will be even 10 ago that I started on my first jchander…
Posted 11 months – 84 comments

The Sale of a Print

Today I want to thank the unknown buyer who a few days ago bought a print of my “Lightthinker pays his respects”. I like this picture very much myself, and so I am very happy that a print of this picture will be on someone’s wall somewhere in the far and wide world. Ever so many thanks for buying this print. / Here the picture:
Posted almost 2 years – 32 comments

More Sales

Again I got the lovely messages of three more sales. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I want to thank the buyers here, both the known one who wrote a most welcome Bmail und the unknown one. / It is once again a great experience to know my pictures are so much valued. Whether a print or postcards, the beauty of nature is spread. So many, many thanks for this lovely gift. / Here the pi…
Posted almost 2 years – 12 comments