I'm a long-term hobby photographer. In fact, I've been taking pictures since I was a teenager, now some 700 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, Ukrainian, Russian or Frisian, not necessarily in that order. Oh, please leave out Russian, I no longer practice that terrorist language.
Henk von Pickartz