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The Geminid Meteor Shower

From Astana to Liege during the most spectacular meteor shower of the year: the Geminid meteor shower of December 14th, 2022.

This image is a stacked result, using the Nikon Z7 and 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens, taking 30-second exposures for nearly five hours straight with 30-second exposures.
I've manually selected and cropped all the trails in each image, blending them in one of the long-exposure shots taken while flying over Azerbaijan.

Born and raised in The Netherlands in 1983, I was drawn to the sky and decided from an early age I wanted to become a pilot. Currently flying the Boeing 747-8 and -400 Freighter, I find myself privileged to enjoy a life in the sky.

Documenting and sharing the world from above is my biggest drive for photography, convinced that every person should see and enjoy the breathtaking views and wonders that I am experiencing when aloft.

Awards 2019
IPA 'Special Photographer of the Year'

Monochrome Photography Awards - 1st place winner & Architecture Discovery of the Year 2018
Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 2018/2019 - 2nd place winner

International Photography Awards (IPA) - 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for my coffee table book Cargopilot. 4 print runs and still selling.
Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) - Bronze (3rd place) winner
Chromatic Awards - 2nd place winner
Moscow Photo Awards (MIFA) - 3rd place winner (x4), Honorable Mention (x2)
International Fine Art Photography (FAPA) - 2nd place winner, Nominee winner (x11)

International Photography Awards (IPA) - 1st place, 3rd place, Honorable Mention (x8)
Monochrome Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (x9)
National Geographic - Cityscapes winner NatGeo Magazine and Travel Magazine

Two expositions in The Netherlands; 2011 and 2013.