Living in the Netherlands, surrounded by beautiful architecture and nature, I eventually found my passion in photography. Madelon Dielen, a talented photographer, helped me to build up and refine my skills. I eventually learned to appreciate that photos offer an unique look into the way we link pixels on a screen to actual real life experiences.
Associated with every photograph there is a story, carefully crafted and planned in the mind of the photographer and captured on the camera sensor. Every photograph is the conclusion of a series of decisions made by the photographer. The hardware ultimately does not matter it is the combination of composition, lighting and timing that will decide the quality of the final shot. Because of this, lately I have been leaving my digital camera at home more and more, to take analog cameras with me instead.
I also like to photograph the sun.
Ever since I saw the sun through a telescope at my local observatory, I’ve been hooked. I thought it was amazing, and I knew that I needed to learn how to capture its stunning energy and beauty to share it with others. After months of practice and research, I found a low-cost approach to the otherwise extremely expensive hobby of solar photography.
Although the Netherlands isn’t the best location for it, the sun is always shining somewhere behind the clouds, and I’m always ready to photograph it when it does show. The images on this website capture all kinds of solar features and phenomena, including long exposure suntrails, sunspots, prominences, and solar flares. All of the sunspot images were taken using a 1500mm Makutsov-Cassegrain telescope with a white-light solar filter. The images of prominences and solar flares were captured using the small yet remarkable Lunt H-Alpha telescope.
With these photographs, I do not aim for profit or personal gain. This website simply exists because it is a way for me to share my pictures with the rest of the world.