Hilversum, Netherlands

As a retired historian, I have a wide interest in nature photography. Please also note my second gallery on Redbubble: / lightthinker

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:


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


Good light,


  • Age: 75
  • Joined: January 2008


Back from the hospital

As I know that some of you were thinking of me this week, I am glad to be able to tell you that my prostate operation took place on Monday and that I returned home this afternoon. Everything is out, and so I am looking forward to a new lease of life. And I promise I shall be more active again in the time to come. / There were two postcards sold too in the US, a wonderful surprise. Ever so many th…
Posted about 1 month – 44 comments

Three new sales and a dark cloud

Alas I am again in one of my phases of inactivity here on Redbubble again. But there have been three sales in recent weeks, the last just yesterday: two postcards of the Utrecht scene many of you know by now so well and one poster of an old shot of mine of Amsterdam.. / The unknown buyers deserve a heartfelt vote of thanks, whatever my mood. So once again many, many thanks for this lovely surpris…
Posted 3 months – 34 comments

Four postcards sold

Alas I am again in one of my less active phases. And so I have not reacted so activily on your comments and submissions as you are used from me in my better times. And the prospective of the forth-coming prostrate operation some time this summer does not help either. / No reason, however, not to say a warm thank-you to the unknown buyer here in the Netherlands who just bought four postcards. What…
Posted 5 months – 14 comments

10 years on Redbubble and new sales

Dear friends, / Actually it was in January that my 10-year-mark was passed. But as I was still in one of my low phases at the time, I had to let it pass without a comment. This is, however, not as it should be. And so here is my vote of thanks, even if I am one month late. / 10 years on Redbubble has been a wonderful experience of discovery and learning and heart-warming digital friendship. With …
Posted 7 months – 123 comments
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