Notice: I started a separate photo site here: Focus Meus.

My first camera was a simple little thing, which gave half-sized negatives. I was about 12 years old, and took pictures of my brothers and sister, and anything I thought was worth a picture. My mother saw how much I liked it, and gave me an old Praktica mirror-reflex. I experimented with the macro rings and tele lens, and was hooked. I actually still use a Praktica, nothing automated, no batteries. Well, the flash does use batteries, of course. But I hardly use the flash anyway.

New digital camera

Added 29-apr-2004

Until last week, I had never used a digital camera, so all the photos I took I have on paper only, meaning I have to scan whichever I would like to appear on this site. So far I've only done a few sets, some of which you will find below. Each section leads to a page with thumbnails, which in turn are linked to larger photos.

Last week I thought it was time to enter the digital era, and bought a Minolta DiMAGE Z1, so most pictures dated April 2004 and after, are taken with this really nice camera.

a fish!

Blijdorp Zoo, Summer 2008

Prairie dogs, foxes, flamingos, sea horses and Nemo - they're all there.

Added 1-sep-2008
Summer holiday 2008 in Hellendoorn

Summer holiday in Hellendoorn

Hellendoorn is a small town in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Close by are two "mountains" (Dutch mountains, so mere hills for people from countries that actually have mountains), the Lemelerberg and the Archemerberg. Both have lots of heather growing on them, and one flock of sheep is used to keep both areas nice and 'heathery'. Of course I took lots of pictures there, and I hope you like the ones I chose to show here.

Added 17-aug-2008
Rhododendron flower

Rhododendron flowers after the rain

My mother's rhododendron is in full bloom right now, and yesterday I took a bunch of close-ups of its delicate pink flowers.

Updated 17-may-2007
Poppy flower and seed capsules

More pictures of flowers

Yesterday I took some pictures of poppy flowers on a piece of 'unused' ground in the middle of town. By holding the camera very low and pointing upwards, I managed to get rid of the urban surroundings, and have only the flowers in the pics.

Updated 14-jun-2006

Dimage Z1 Gallery

Five new additions :-)

Updated 26-nov-2005
Two weeks in a tent

Two weeks in a tent

Two weeks of camping apparently result in 14 days worth of pictures, so I took out almost half the lot, leaving 'only' 104 impressions of our vacation...

Added 26-nov-2005
A weekend in Antwerp

A weekend in Antwerp with Heidi

Last Friday evening I left the kids with my mum and took the train to Antwerp, to visit my friend Heidi. Flowers in the park, cocktails at Gringo's Cantina, and a picnic on Sunday afternoon.

Added 13-aug-2004

Dimage Z1 Gallery

I took some pictures in a garden in Antwerp, and I'm quite happy with the results. I've just added them to the existing gallery

Updated 13-aug-2004
Spido ride in Port of Rotterdam

Playing tourist in Rotterdam: Spido and Euromast

Rotterdam is the world's number one port, and I thought I might add a 'few' pictures of it to my site as a sort of tourist item for the visitors ;-)


After the Spido ride through the port we went up the Euromast and later enjoyed the sunshine in the nearby park.

Pictures were taken on July 16th.

Added 13-aug-2004
Thunder playing Borstrock

Thunder live on Borstrock

On the 22th of May, Rachel invited me to go to a Thunder gig. It was only near the end of the show, that I found out how to set my camera to the appropriate sensitivity...

Added 13-jun-2004

Dimage Z1 Gallery

This section is different from the others, and will stand on itself. The pictures are larger (800x600) and displayed on a black background.

Added 19-may-2004

Goodbye Pre-School

Last thursday was Tiago's last day in preschool. He wasn't feeling well at all, but liked the party anyway.

Added 19-may-2004

May 2004

We went to visit my mother for a couple of days in the beginning of May.

Added 19-may-2004

April 2004

Here's a couple of pictures I took with my new camera in the last couple of weeks.

Added 29-apr-2004

Spring 2004

Best time of the year to try out a new camera. :-)

Added 29-apr-2004

New Year's Day 2004

The first day of the year 2004, it snowed here in Hoogvliet, so we went out to enjoy it.


At Blijdorp Zoo, autumn 2003

Not many photographs of animals, but I did take a few of the kids :-)


Egypt, March 1994

In January 1994 I started working on a moshav in Israel. After three months of picking and sorting tomatoes, sweetpeppers and melons, I spent the money I earned on a four week trip to Egypt. Here are some of the pictures I took during these weeks.