Beach surrealism

The light at the beach is always special. But shortly before the rain it turns the beach into a surrealistic place.

These photographs were taken at the Sand engine. New dunes are created by placing a body of sand in front of the Dutch coast a little south of The Hague.  Dark clouds were coming in, but over distant Rotterdam harbour still hung a curtain of yellowish light.

Beach minimal

Beach minimal

If these series proves one thing, it is that you shouldn’t hurry home at the slightest threat of rain. You’re most probably missing out on wet clothes as well as miracles of light.

View on distant Rotterdam harbour before the rain
View on distant Rotterdam harbour before the rain
Sand engine
Sand engine

Family outing

 

Day at the beach - Texel
Day at the beach – Texel

It was still cold and probably one of the last quiet days on Texel island before the beaches will be taken over by tourists again. I love the beaches empty with people only as markers for their vastness.

Behind the gasoline station

Behind the gasoline station-I
Behind the gasoline station-I

I often see beautiful pictures taken in the most amazing and exotic places. It seems travelling the world is almost obligatory to take beautiful photographs these days. I can’t deny a little pang of envy every now and then. Luckily beautiful places and pictures can be found close to home as well. This series was taken just behind a nearby gasoline station on a foggy morning. Nothing far away, nothing special, but fog tends to lend a beautiful mysterious mood to places one normally wouldn’t even notice as remotely beautiful.

Behind the gasoline station II
Behind the gasoline station II
Behind the gasoline station III
Behind the gasoline station III