Heather Shooting With Photographer Made By Manja

Who doesn’t like the sights of blooming heather fields? It’s a purple Dream!

The Netherlands is famous for its windmills and the tulips. But, this small country has a lot more to offer than these historic icons. There’s a very rich variety of nature. Personally, I just can’t stay away from nature when the heather fields are in full bloom and large parts of our small country turn into a deep shade of purple. You will find yourself a dreamscape that looks like it popped straight out of a fairy tale. It’s a perfect “decor” for photo shootings.

The heather plants usually only bloom during mid August and early September, so it is a fairly short window of opportunity for photo shootings… which, of course, I couldn’t resist.

Together with friend and photographer Manja Knoop (aka Made by Manja) I visited the former broadcasting station “Radio Kootwijk”; an iconic (monumental) building made of concrete walls, which is surrounded by beautiful heather fields. In the war the Germans used the station for communication with submarines. At the end of 1998, Radio Kootwijk finally went off the air. What remained was the combination of the wonderful art-deco edifice and a pristine environment.

We were very lucky with the weather, as it turned out to be one of the best days of the week with a little wind and aplenty sunshine to make some stunning pictures.

I am over the moon to share the amazing results. You can also find the pictures on my Facebook page.