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May 23

The Ferry Across the Zijl carrying passengers between Leiden and Warmond, back and forth. Yesterday evening was cloudy but as I suspected around sunset the sun started to shine for just a little bit. I decided to bring my gear so that I could go out for a shoot immediately after my weekly aikido training session. My guess was right, the sun peeked through the clouds every now and then and just around sunset there was a magnificent display of colors in the sky.

I had little time so I chose a familiar spot close to my home…  I’ve spent a lot of time in and around this water. In the old days we went windsurfing here and if the wind was not blowing hard enough we would just take a swim and hang out. The ferry wasn’t there yet at that time so getting across the body of water was something special. Nowadays I live close by and every now and then me and my little family go for a bike ride and we take this little ferry just for the fun of it…

The Ferry was resting after a hard days work… waiting till the next day to bring more passengers from this side to the other and back… I knew the angle I would use since it’s always lying in this direction, and I’ve been here many tmes before so I knew what to expect. But this time the clouds and the light really did their magic thing…

Stuff used for the above shot: ISO200, 10 mm, f8, 1/10th, hightech 0.9 soft grad ND filter, tripod, remote release. (click on the top image to make it bigger)

Here are some other shots taken at the same location on different times and conditions. All in all I like the newest version best… what do you think?

Blogpost: A Passage Across - The vening was cloudy but as I suspected around sunset the sun started to shine… The Ferry Across the Zijl carrying passengers between Leiden and Warmond, back and forth. Yesterday evening was cloudy but as I suspected around sunset the sun started to shine for just a little bit. 

Mar 27

Leiden Observatory

'The morning light was especially beautiful, lighting up the walls and domes of the observatory.' Leiden Observatory:

(Sterrewacht Leiden in Dutch) is an astronomical observatory in the city of Leiden, the Netherlands. It is the oldest operating University observatory in the world.

The original observatory used observing platforms on the roof of the main university building at the Rapenburg. In 1860 this large, modern observatory was erected at the Witte Singel. This building was the home of the astronomy…

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Mar 21

Galgewater on Flickr.Still working on documenting my hometown.www.martijnvandernat.nl/documenting-hometown/

Galgewater on Flickr.

Still working on documenting my hometown.
www.martijnvandernat.nl/documenting-hometown/

Mar 20

Morspoort at Sunrise on Flickr.The Morspoort, Leiden, The Netherlands.
The Morspoort is now of the two remaining old city gates of the city of Leiden. It is a wel known landmark and it was on my list for some time now. This time I actually went out and photographed it…
ISO 200, 13 mm, -0,7 EV, f11, 0.6 seconds, 0.6 soft grad ND

Morspoort at Sunrise on Flickr.

The Morspoort, Leiden, The Netherlands.
The Morspoort is now of the two remaining old city gates of the city of Leiden. It is a wel known landmark and it was on my list for some time now. This time I actually went out and photographed it…

ISO 200, 13 mm, -0,7 EV, f11, 0.6 seconds, 0.6 soft grad ND

Mar 19

Leiden at Sunrise on Flickr.Leiden, the Netherlands at Sunrise by Martijn van der Nat
Taken from the to floor of the parking lot at the Morsweg 
ISO 200, 10 mm, +1,3EV, f8, 1/30th, 0,6 hard grad ND
this image is featured in my blogpost www.martijnvandernat.nl/rediscovering-leiden/

Leiden at Sunrise on Flickr.

Leiden, the Netherlands at Sunrise by Martijn van der Nat
Taken from the to floor of the parking lot at the Morsweg
ISO 200, 10 mm, +1,3EV, f8, 1/30th, 0,6 hard grad ND

this image is featured in my blogpost www.martijnvandernat.nl/rediscovering-leiden/

Feb 26

The Astellas on Flickr.The Astellas building at Leiden Bio Science Park by Martijn van der Nat
This image has been featured in my blog www.martijnvandernat.nl/long-exposure/
ISO 100, 20 mm, f22, 181,8 seconds, Hitech Pro 10 stop IRND, tripod, remote release.
Designed by Ben van Berkel, UN-Studio & Van den Oever Zaaijer en Partners

The Astellas on Flickr.

The Astellas building at Leiden Bio Science Park by Martijn van der Nat
This image has been featured in my blog www.martijnvandernat.nl/long-exposure/

ISO 100, 20 mm, f22, 181,8 seconds, Hitech Pro 10 stop IRND, tripod, remote release.

Designed by Ben van Berkel, UN-Studio & Van den Oever Zaaijer en Partners

Feb 20

De Koornbeurs on Flickr.De Koornbeurs, Leiden, The Netherlands by Martijn van der Nat
A rare (for me at least) HDR capture… 
This image has been featured in my blog www.martijnvandernat.nl/documenting-hometown/

De Koornbeurs on Flickr.

De Koornbeurs, Leiden, The Netherlands by Martijn van der Nat
A rare (for me at least) HDR capture…
This image has been featured in my blog www.martijnvandernat.nl/documenting-hometown/

Feb 19

Morning view over the Oude Rijn on Flickr.Morning view over the Oude Rijn in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands
ISO 200, 10 mm, -1 EV, F11, 1/8th of a second, 0.9 Hitech soft grad ND, tripod, remote release.
www.martijnvandernat.nl

Morning view over the Oude Rijn on Flickr.

Morning view over the Oude Rijn in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands
ISO 200, 10 mm, -1 EV, F11, 1/8th of a second, 0.9 Hitech soft grad ND, tripod, remote release.
www.martijnvandernat.nl

Feb 18

Hazelaar in Bloom on Flickr.Taken with my trusty 50mm 1.8 and some budget extension tubes…
www.martijnvandernat.nl/macro-fun/

Hazelaar in Bloom on Flickr.

Taken with my trusty 50mm 1.8 and some budget extension tubes…

www.martijnvandernat.nl/macro-fun/

Jan 20

Moss Island on Flickr.Moss Island by Martijn van der Nat
Leiderdorp, The Netherlandswww.martijnvandernat.nl
Tortula muralis (wall screw-moss) growing on a wall next to the mall in my hometown. Shot with macro extension tubes and my 50mm prime attached.

Moss Island on Flickr.

Moss Island by Martijn van der Nat
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
www.martijnvandernat.nl

Tortula muralis (wall screw-moss) growing on a wall next to the mall in my hometown. Shot with macro extension tubes and my 50mm prime attached.