Nature’s Force

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A Picture A Day…

So lately I really missed having time to take my camera out and just go shoot whatever I feel like shooting. To compensate I have been browsing through pictures I took last year. So here’s the plan, I am going to post one picture, only one, but more often, until I have time to pick up my Canon once more. And to start us off with, here is a little mystery. Can you guess which dog of mine this is?

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Lucky shot?

I was visiting a dear friend of mine, and took the opportunity to make a few pic’s. Making a few test shots for the lighting is always the way to start for me, and after I found the setting I wanted, the first shot I took was the perfect one. Lucky shot? Or am I just that amazing? ūüėČ


Competition day

So last sunday, it was competition day for one of my friends and someone I know, and seeing that I was already there as groom, I took the opportunity to make some more pictures.







These are the mandatory dressage pictures, but by far (far away), these types of pictures are not my favorite. I aim for the pictures that embody that feeling of competition day; the excitement, the tension, the love for the sport, the bond rider and horse share, the proud feeling and even the relief at the end of the ride. So I am much prouder to present the next series of pictures.


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Feel free to comment!


2014, a look back

Ok so we are well in the year 2015, time for a look back on all the horse-related pictures I took in 2014.  Hope you enjoy!

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I am ashamed. Very.Much.Ashamed. It’s been 7 months since my last post. It’s no excuse, but I have been so busy. But I must say, the pictures that I did take in these last month, have almost all been horse-related. And I wonder if you really care about those pictures? Let me know if you want to see them!
But in other news, I made a video that I’m actually quite proud of (and if you know me, you know that I’m actually saying: I made a video that I’m RIDICULOUSLY proud of). I hope you guys like it too! I shared it with The Horseaholic (another blogger), she posted it on her blog and on facebook, and it got shared 180 times and viewed more than 1.000 times in one day. So if you don’t like it, my peeps, I am officially taking all my horsie-videos-and-pictures to facebook and deleting this blog ;-). LIKE IT DAMN IT! ūüėČ
Here it is:

Btw, I realize now, while writing, that I’ve really missed this. Getting my story out there, and waiting a little anxiously for your reactions. It’s like a little thrill when you like what I have to say.


Guitar man

Wow, it’s already been a week since my last post. But not to worry, because this post is one of my favorite so far. I’m almost at the end of my Photography course, so exams are coming up. One of our photo assignments was to portray a song or genre of music, and I think these pictures speak for themselves :-).

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Playing guitar

Playing guitar

Playing guitar



Last week I did a few horse & rider shoots, in general to help friends who are selling there horse and needed some pictures . For this one¬†I wanted¬†the horse to point her ears forward, because I think it’s prettier. So I asked an innocent bystander to stand next to me and make some noise to catch the horses’ (is this the right way to write this?) attention. And we ended up with this…

Equine photography

Not the dressage-picture I was aiming for! It was my intention to capture only the horse, but now I feel sorry that I didn’t get the rider on as well.

But in the end, all was okay and I got the shot I wanted.

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Lately I’ve been super busy (which I don’t like), but seeing that I was in¬†Duinbergen yesterday and today, I took a 5 minute break of all the business to walk to the beach (which I do like), and take some pictures (which I like even more obviously)




I really love the architecture in Duinbergen, there are so many great and romantic houses. It used to be a small town where rich families built there holiday homes, but seeing that everyone wanted an apartment with an ocean view, it got bombed with awful apartment buildings in the 70’s an 80’s.




Yesterday I spent the night in one of those great houses, with an amazing bathroom. And off course I had to take a bath in that tub. Soaked over an hour. Huge tub. Big plus.



Does my nose looks big to you?

Sometimes I wonder what dogs would think if they were self-conscious like us humans. If they were, Hagar would definitely ask if his nose looks big in this shot. But he’s my big nosed friend and I love him.