I'm a long-term hobby photographer. In fact, I've been taking pictures since I was a teenager, now some 30 years ago. Done a lot of film developing in black and white.
About 15 years ago I switched to digital photography and never looked back. The pictures on this site have only minor corrections like straightening a horizon or cropping out an unimportant element.
None of the pictures have received intensive or "artistic" treatment, only some white balance corrections, sometimes. I hardly use Photoshop, only Lightroom to catalogue and tag the images. I do not use any of the creative filters provided with Lightroom, I prefer the images to look natural and the way they were when I saw them. If some pictures got a heavier treatment, then I say so in the text.
The pictures are not downloadable, their dimensions and resolutions are intentionally kept low. If you want or need a picture for any reason, you can contact me at
You can write me in Dutch, English, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Frisian not necessarily in that order.
Henk von Pickartz