Welcome to my homepage in which I'd like to share with you my enthousiasm for photography. You can view a selection of my photos on the Galleries page. I also invite you to take a look at the Panoramas page. Both the photo and the panorama galleries work best fullscreen, especially on a HD monitor. I hope you enjoy your visit, feel free to leave a comment in the guestbook.
I've added a new gallery of yet another trip the The Lake District. After a cloudy and bitterly cold first weekend I hoped for some more sunshine, but I got more of that than I hoped for: the rest of my stay I had mainly blue skies. I can't really complain about that, but a few clouds would have added some grandeur to the scenery. Luckily there was still quite a bit of snow on the higher fells that added to the wintry atmosphere.
I had not been in Great Langdale for many years and I made a fine afternoon walk through the valley, but realised Great Langdale is, photographically, more of a sunrise attraction: in the late afternoon the whole valley is in the shade. To get the views and photos I hoped for two days later I set out from Grasmere a little after six in the morning and reached the fells overlooking Great Langdale at sunrise, I was rewarded by some stunning views.
Travel period: february 22 - march 2 , 2013.
I've added a new gallery of a short trip to the Lake District. Unfortunately this time the weather was mostly poor: dull grey skies.
Judging from photos I saw on the internet before I left I missed the last winter snow by about a week! Most of the photos (those from Borrowdale) come from the one fine afternoon I had.
The few days I was in the Lake District coincided with a film festival in Keswick. Part of this festival was a retrospective of the movie career of John Hurt, one of my favourite actors. He came over to Keswick and I was lucky to get a ticket for a so-called "conversation with John Hurt" - an interview interspersed with short fragments of some movies he played in. Seeing and, even more so, hearing John Hurt was truly unique.
Travel period: february 23 - 28, 2012.
I've added a new gallery of a short trip to Belmonte, to photograph the castle there (http://www.castillodebelmonte.com/), and Toledo. The exterior views of Belmonte castle are majestic from practically all directions. The weather certainly helped by creating some pretty impressive skies. Also don't forget to view the spherical panoramas I made. Four of these, of the lovely monastery of San Juan De Los Reyes in Toledo, are in the form of a 'virtual tour'. For the panorama of the Synagogue Santa Maria La Blanca I had to digitally remove an exhibition of paintings that was taking place along all of the four walls!
Travel period: december 14 - 19, 2011.
I've added a new gallery of a visit to several English cathedrals. This trip took me to: Lincoln Cathedral, Southwell and York minster, Peterborough Cathedral, Stamford, Burghley House and Ely and Norwich Cathedral. The weather was cold, but mostly sunny, which gave some good photo opportunities with the sunlight coming through the stained glass windows. Apart from the photos I made a number of spherical panoramas, don't forget to check these out on the panorama page. Three panoramas of Lincoln cathedral are combined in a so-called 'virtual tour', complete with a navigational map.
Travel period: october 14 - 22, 2011.