Ruud van Putten

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Lake Sunset
Jetty
Steps
Windmill behind the sea barrier
Cold morning
Keep out!
Blue Hour Jetty
Romney Shed
Golden Glow
21
Morning Rays
First Rays
Facades
Frosty Bark
Water supply
TATA Steel IJmuiden
Jetty
Castle
Rushing into the night
Winter warmth
Farmhouse
Give me energy!
Windmill
End of a cold night
Windmill
Sunrise
Winter panorama III
Winter panorama II
Winter panorama I
Marshland II
Marshland I
Hortus Bulborum
Windmill
Brewing Storm
Driehuizen
De Zaan
Tulips
Lines
De Zaan Revisited
Quietness
Sail Camp
Dawn
Sail Camp II
B&W Dawn
Ground Mist
Cabbage Field
Crisp Morning
Autumn in Holland
Schermer Ringvaart
Beemster Polder
Paard van Marken
Schermer Polder
Willow Trees
Ripples
Take a seat
Slaperdijk
Willow Trees at Sunset
Scars
View on Uitgeest
Sunset Woudpolder
March Clouds Panorama
End of winter
Pine Forrest
The Pier
Fresh Spring Leaves
Hilverbeek
Noordeindermeerpolder
Zaanse Schans
Island
When the tourists are gone ...
Different view, same house
IJmuiden Pier
Reeuwijkse Plassen
Vogelmeer Kennemer Duinen
Sunrise at Dwingelderveld
Sunrise Dwingelderveld
Dancing Trees
Autumn Path
Dark Forest
Lightbeam
Wet Woods
Tentacles
Jagtlust
Floating Fall
Ground Mist
Cathedral
Heavy Skies
Silence
Wintersun Panorama
Ankeveen
Ankeveen Panorama
Fire in the Sky
Fooled You!
Brewing Storm
After the Rain
The Magnificent Tree
It's a new dawn
Not Occupied Today
Windmill at dusk
Night Falls
Cornflakes for Breakfast
Koog Night Panorama
Tourist Attraction
Clearing Skies
Durgerdam sunrise
Dutch Sky
Evening Stroll
Heatherfield Sunset
Marken
The air that I breathe
Blue mist
Middachter Bossen
Pine Forest
Burning Sun
They're coming at midnight...
Entering the unknown
Dancing Giants
Edge of Woods
Deep in the Forest
Bluebell Tenderness
Lovers Lane
Morning Gold
A new day
In Flight
Swamp Path
Morning Magic
Panoramic Dunes Landscape

Lake Sunset

Sunset over lake Uitgeest, Netherlands.

Jetty

Sun below horizon at lake Uitgeest

Steps

Sea barrier at Petten, Netherlands

Windmill behind the sea barrier

Windmill at the sea barrier near Petten, Netherlands

Cold morning

Cold morning at lake Uitgeest, Netherlands.

Keep out!

Locked fence on the pier of IJmuiden, Netherlands

Blue Hour Jetty

Long exposure after sunset.

Romney Shed

Golden Glow

21

Sea barrier

Morning Rays

Sunrise through the trees

First Rays

Dawn in the dunes

Facades

Wooden houses in De Rijp

Frosty Bark

Water supply

In the dunes of my hometown these lakes and canals function as water supply basins for millions.

TATA Steel IJmuiden

Long exposure of TATA Steel in IJmuiden, Netherlands.

Jetty

Industrial landscape

Castle

Rushing into the night

Train passing a road crossing

Winter warmth

Winter scene at Schermerhorn, Holland. Holland is experiencing the coldest winter in 15 years. Well, at least for 2 weeks!

Farmhouse

Give me energy!

Windmill

End of a cold night

Sunrise at Eilandspolder.

Windmill

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise in Eilandspolder

Winter panorama III

Eilandspolder in Holland on a bitterly cold morning.

Winter panorama II

Village Driehuizen in Holland on a crisp but bitterly cold morning.

Winter panorama I

Early morning in the Eilandspolder in Holland. This area is normally not easy to enter but now due to winter conditions, it is. I had to take advantage!

Marshland II

Marshland near Makkum

Marshland I

Marshland near Makkum, Frisia.

Hortus Bulborum

The Hortus Bulborum is beautifully situated in Limmen, Netherlands. You can admire nearly 4,100 spring bulbs, many of them rare. Here you can find the oldest cultivated tulip, the tiny "Duc van Tol Red and Yellow" from 1595. www.hortus-bulborum.nl

Windmill

Windmill near Groot-Schermer

Brewing Storm

Grape hyacinth field with approaching storm.

Driehuizen

Cold morning in Driehuizen, Netherlands. First light on a beautiful winter day.

De Zaan

Iconic view on "De Zaanse Schans". Late in the evening, when all the tourists are gone, the silence is overwhelming. Just the birds and the frogs are performing a beautiful concert.

Tulips

Lines

Greenhouse

De Zaan Revisited

An iconic view on the "Zaanse Schans" in Holland.

Quietness

Sail Camp

Dawn

Sail Camp II

B&W Dawn

Ground Mist

Country lane in the morning mist.

Cabbage Field

A misty morning out in the fields.

Crisp Morning

Early morning, I love that time of the day! Captured on the shores of a small lake called "Uitgeestermeer" in Holland. This area of Holland is below sea level and has many small lakes, farm land and is protected with dikes against the sea. The plant captured in this picture we call "Berenklauw" (bear claw).

Autumn in Holland

Autumn trees in the Dutch national park "Amsterdamse Waterleiding Duinen".

Schermer Ringvaart

Cold morning at the Schermer Ringvaart. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Beemster Polder

The Beemster Polder shot from the dike near De Rijp. This polder is 400 years old and a world heritage site. rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Paard van Marken

The lighthouse named Paard van Marken in wintery conditions. A gale force wind and sub-zero temperatures made it a challange to get a decent image. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Schermer Polder

Willow Trees

Willow trees in a typical dutch winter landscape. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Ripples

Take a seat

Slaperdijk

Slaperdijk near Petten, Netherlands.

Willow Trees at Sunset

Willow Trees at sunset near Krommeniedijk, Netherlands. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Scars

Tree scared by the many visitors over the years. This tree is in the "Natuurmonumenten 's-Graveland", a Dutch National Park. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

View on Uitgeest

Sunset Woudpolder

March Clouds Panorama

The winter has given us its last tweak, time to prepare for spring. March weather however can be very changeable with wintery showers and impressive clouds. This week we had proof of that with promising clouds in the evening. Unfortunately the sky was playing it hard. A massive cloud to the west was obscuring the clouds I wanted to capture. Only for a short moment I was able to capture a shot but still quite a distance away. With only a 16-35mm lens at hand, it was not entirely framing the shot. The colors were nice thou. I opted for a panoramic view to get rid of the uninteresting blue sky at the top. A day later, I tried it again but the clouds were certainly not as impressive as the day before and the ones which were there died out entirely later that evening. Hopefully, I will get another change before spring is really taking over. www.zenfolio.rpgraphix.com

End of winter

The winter has been long and is still lasting... www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Pine Forrest

Sunrise trough a pine forrest. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

The Pier

Sunset at the pier.

Fresh Spring Leaves

Nature reserve Gooilust near Hilversum, Netherlands. Spring is really getting in swing.

Hilverbeek

Hilverbeek near Hilversum, Netherlands is a stream in the national park 's Graveland. In spring this is a wonderful place to be. The many beeches are showing their first fresh leaves and the woods are filled with bird songs.In the 17th century the rich and famous dutch traders had their houses in this park.www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Noordeindermeerpolder

Zaanse Schans

www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.comLast light of the sun on the Zaanse Schans, Netherlands.

Island

www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com A misty morning in Dutch National Park "Amsterdamse Waterleiding Duinen"

When the tourists are gone ...

www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com Zaanse Schans at sunset when all the tourists are gone and I have the location all for myself *^*

Different view, same house

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IJmuiden Pier

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Reeuwijkse Plassen

Early morning, I mean realy early, to catch the sunrise in the green hearth of Holland. The magnificent sunrise I hoped for didn't come but it was still a tranquil morning.

Vogelmeer Kennemer Duinen

This lokation in the Kennemer Duinen (National Park near Haarlem) was visited earlier this month under harsh light. I knew it would be a perfect location for a morning shoot and so I went. Woke up at 04:15 and hoped for some morning mist. That could have been better but still I'm happy with the shot. A location to visit more often.

Sunrise at Dwingelderveld

The nights are getting longer and the time to get up in the morning is bearable. This wonderful display was taken from a bird watching hide-out overlooking one of the small lakes in the National Park Dwingelderveld in Holland.

Sunrise Dwingelderveld

Dancing Trees

The forrest with the dancing trees. Only the straight trees were used for building houses leaving the odd shaped trees behind. Now this forrest is renowned for their dancing trees.

Autumn Path

Dark Forest

Lightbeam

Wet Woods

We found this hidden gem in the forest we often visit. Its part of the dunes area at the dutch coast. The morning was damp and everything was wet. The colors came alive with great contrasts.

Tentacles

Last leafs on this beech in contrast with the wet branches.

Jagtlust

The rich and famous 17th century traders from Amsterdam bought their modest countryside houses near Hilversum for pleasure and hunting. Now the area is open for the not so famous for their pleasures such as walking and horse riding. The end of fall is nearing but still very pleasing.

Floating Fall

Ground Mist

Cathedral

The last signs of autumn reflected in the stream. A goodby to a wonderful season.

Heavy Skies

Lighthouse "Paard van Marken" under heavy skies. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Silence

Wintersun Panorama

The wintersun in the Groeterpolder, Netherlands. A lesson in never giving up photographing, even how harsh the circumstances. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Ankeveen

View on the church of Ankeveen from the nearby Ankeveense Plassen.

Ankeveen Panorama

Fire in the Sky

Fooled You!

Same picture as previous but less dramatic.

Brewing Storm

After the Rain

The Magnificent Tree

It's a new dawn

Not Occupied Today

Mooring poles in the wind, a long exposure at dusk.

Windmill at dusk

Night Falls

Cornflakes for Breakfast

Koog Night Panorama

Tourist Attraction

A main attraction near Amsterdam, "De Zaanse Schans" when the tourists are gone and the photo club takes over. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Clearing Skies

Farmland in the provence of Noord-Holland near De Rijp. Just days after the visit of the Royal Family. www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com

Durgerdam sunrise

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Dutch Sky

One evening in the polder with rain passing by.

Evening Stroll

Heather in bloom in the Schoorlse Duinen, Netherlands.

Heatherfield Sunset

For the first time I tried to merge two different exposed photo's to one in PS. I like the result but maybe it is a little bit over the top. I don't know, what do you think?

Marken

A wonderfull cloud formation above the island Marken, Netherlands.

The air that I breathe

Blue mist

The "Onzalige Bossen" on a misty morning with the sun trying hard to peep through. This is part of the natural reserve NP Veluwe Zoom in the Netherlands.

Middachter Bossen

www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com A moody morning deep in the forest of Middachten in NP Veluwezoom, Netherlands.

Pine Forest

www.rpgraphix.zenfolio.com Pine forest in the mist.

Burning Sun

The sun burning the mist away.

They're coming at midnight...

Entering the unknown

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Dancing Giants

The forest with the dancing trees.

Edge of Woods

Playing with light and contrast.

Deep in the Forest

Spanderswoud, a forest in the Amsterdam area. A great location for a variety of woodland each with their own character.

Bluebell Tenderness

Besides the famous bluebell forest of Halle, Belgium, the Netherlands also have bluebell forests on a smaller scale. The hight of the season is two weeks later than Halle. These ones are photographed in a grassy patch, hence the fuzzy look.

Lovers Lane

Spring at its height when the sun is playing through the trees and the wind is gently wheeping the cow parsley.

Morning Gold

The rising sun filtered through mist on a beautiful morning in the moors of "Empe en Tonden", Netherlands.

A new day

In Flight

Swamp Path

Morning Magic

After continuous rain for days, a clear night is a recipy for fog in the morning. So, got up early for a guaranteed spectacle.

Panoramic Dunes Landscape

Stitch of four photo's, I used a 0.6 ND LEE filter, on tripod . A magic morning that lasted way too short. One of the best morning shoots I ever had.