De Maasduinen, Netherlands

The Netherlands are one of my favorite countries, and I’m blessed to live right next to the border. Last year, my wife and I discovered the beautiful national park Veluwezoom when we hiked around Arnhem. Originally, I wanted to walk around the Hoge Veluwe national park which is also in the north of Arnhem, but my friend, who accompanied me to Lommel and Ysselsteyn in December, and I decided to do that tour another time. Instead of 25 kilometers, we did a 12-kilometer hike through De Maasduinen near Afferden.

Snow, gray sky, and fog allowed for some good photo ops.

I honestly didn’t think creating panoramas is that easy using Lightroom
Bleijenbeek Castle – the RAF bombed this place after 15 German paratroopers defended multiple assaults
The path to Bleijenbeek Castle


Sometimes it’s difficult to maintain a 25-meter distance
Walking towards the watch tower
A close-up



Another panorama attempt – not Ansel Adams, yet


Too tired to pull the sled? Use the horse!


Nikon D5300
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G


Adobe Lightroom CC

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