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.

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

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

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Another panorama attempt – not Ansel Adams, yet

 

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Too tired to pull the sled? Use the horse!

Equipment:

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

Editing:

Adobe Lightroom CC

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