Magic Hour

A dear friend of mine, Isa Defesche (who is also a great Graphic Designer who makes beautiful sweaters), notified me of this Open Call to Submit on Booooooom platform for a new Photo Book they will be printing called “Magic Hour”. I decided to submit! It’s been a while since I have submitted any of my work so this is very exciting. Bellow you can find my entries.

“Magic Hour” is that period after sunrise or before sunset where the light is soft and has a warmer color temperature than usual (another name for it is “golden hour”).

My submissions

Temporary switch to digital?

So, the day has come, and I never thought it would happen. But I’ve bought a digital camera. A Sony A6000 and I’m very happy with it! I believe I have a good reason to have made the switch also.

Sony A6000 digital camera. New camera instead of Pentacon six TL analog camera.

The reason I have made this purchase is because I have quit my job and rented out my house in Amsterdam (already in November 2019). My boyfriend Martijn and I have moved into our self converted Mercedes Sprinter campervan and are travelling Europe to all the climbing destinations that tickle our interest. The goal, to travel for at least a year and maybe longer, has already been completed. We are still on the road and life is good!

You can follow our travel adventures on our BlueSteelTravels website. Although the website is written in Dutch, there is a Google Translate button on all post pages!

Homepage of

Living in a Van for so long and shooting in analog would make life very complicated. Where to store all your film, where to develop, etc. So for the purpose of this trip I’ve bought my first decent digital camera! Although it doesn’t spark the same joy as analog does, it is pretty damn handy. And takes very good pictures too!

Mnt. Rinjani – part 3.

Day 03: Segara Anak Lake and Hot springs (2008m) – Senaru Crater Rim(2.641m)

On day three we got to wake up to this stunning lake with baby volcaon Baru Jari in it, and we got to enjoy the hot springs. Heavenly…






After lunch time we left the lake and went up to the crater Rim of Senaru. We walked for 3 hours up this route, a steep and stony way up to the summit. Here were some more great views over the lake and Baru Jari.






We spent our last night here, before hiking the last part down through some lush forests on day 4.

An absolute amazing hike with some of the most stunning views I have ever got to see. So happy we did this in 4 days. There is a 3 day trek but then you do not get to spend the night dawn by the lake and the hot springs. Which would be a total miss out!!