I wanted to take some long exposure shots with reflection in the water. There are a couple of options near Zoetermeer. This time I chose the Vlietlanden, an area close to Voorschoten just a few minutes drive.
The second time I visited the Noord-AA lake north of my home town Zoetermeer. I went back to the same spot as last time.
Sometimes you don’t have to travel far for a photo. I saw nice clouds in the sky and decided to take my bike and see if I could find a good spot in my neighborhood.
After I visited Vodafone for work, I walked around the Amsterdam IJ and made some photos. I did not have a tripod and it was during daytime, so the light was nothing special. Surprisingly, the shot I made of the houseboats there became my most popular photo on 500px.
Near Zoetermeer, there is the Noord-AA lake. It provides a retreat from the busy city for many people. Especially around sunset it can be beautiful there.
My neighborhood Oosterheem in Zoetermeer is very new. The shopping center was recently completed. I think they did a good job.