As a full-time landscape photographer, I travel worldwide for my photography. But photographing my home country, The Netherlands, and tulip season never gets old!
This year, I spent the whole tulip season in The Netherlands, my homeland, and captured many tulip photos: From storms and lightning strikes to many drone shots and beautiful misty mornings. All of these photos were captured this year.
Strike! A once in a lifetime shot. I always keep trying and finally captured this spectacular shot this year!
As a professional landscape photographer, I have seen many beautiful places worldwide. But photographing my home country never gets boring. It’s great because I know all the seasons well and can easily predict the weather because of my years of experience. So I know when to go to which location to get the perfect shot. It makes it even more challenging to create original photos as I have captured my homeland so much already. But that’s what keeps it fun. I keep trying to improve my Netherlands portfolio, capturing the same spots in a better way or simply discovering new ones. Because even after all these years, I still find new spots I want to photograph every year!
Before I captured my lightning shot, these clouds were approaching me!
The last bit of the sun is behind a tulip standing above them all.
When photographing tulip fields, the challenges are mainly to try to still come up with original shots. As I have photographed them for almost ten years, you would think I have shot every possible composition and condition. But that’s not the case! I keep trying to do new things. This year, I captured a beautiful lightning strike above a red tulip field where the lines pointed precisely to the middle. I never managed to do that in all my years of shooting. It just proves there are still new shots to be taken for me. And every year, I try again if I am around.
One of the most beautiful sunrises of the season: A thin layer of fog and little dew drops on the tulips. Worth waking up for at 4:30 AM.
A beautiful afternoon at Aartswoud. With this particular light, it looks like a painting.
For me this year, the most memorable evening was shooting the tulips with an extensive shelf cloud coming over and the thunderstorms. This year the’ theme’ of the season was stormed in general, you could say. We had a freezing spring, and the season started very slowly. But the storms were beautiful! I loved capturing those dark clouds with the bright tulips. It makes for great contrast. This year, I also focus on drone shots from picturesque villages in the country’s North West. I spent much time flying my drone and capturing these cute villages. It adds a little extra when you see the tulip fields around them.
Red tulips and dew drops: My favorite to photograph during tulip season.
Here, the sun rose exactly in the middle of the lines in this tulip field.
In the future, I plan to shoot even more in The Netherlands. I have some exciting projects, but I am excited about just anything. You can expect to see some new beautiful locations from my side, and of course, I will keep upgrading the Dutch portfolio. And I have some new things that I will announce very soon.
Classic view of a windmill with tulips in front. The red and yellow are a mixed version of tulips.
Little tulip family, do you see the tiny one?
Stormy skies over the tulip fields are one of my favorite combinations to photograph.
The village of Aartswoud on a foggy morning.
Top-down views of the tulip field: a work of art!
Living between the tulips. It must be beautiful to wake up and have a view right over the tulip fields.
I always bring my macro lens to capture the little details on the flowers.
My first tulip shot of the season: An amicable split of color with a dramatic sky above.
Some places in The Netherlands look like a work of art from the top-down views. They were captured by drone.
A shelf cloud is approaching over the tulip fields. I had to run to the car when this hit me.
A tulip field right next to the water. I was lucky my boat had just passed by.
A farmer walks through the lines of tulips, looking for tulips that don’t belong there. He will remove them all before he harvests the bulbs.
The split! Imagine looking over a sea of red tulips from your house!
The church tower of Aartswoud.
Picturesque villages with tulip fields. A theme I photographed a lot this year.
The Flevoland Provence in The Netherlands wasn’t there many years ago. The Dutch made it in the water themselves; that’s why it looks like this!
Aerial view of the Flevoland Provence.
Tulip villa, standing right next to a vast tulip field.
Tulip fields surround the Sint Lambertus Church in De Weere.
Tulip season in The Netherlands
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