A few years ago I published my (still very popular) heather series named "Purple Dream" that consisted of images that portrayed the Dutch heather landscapes in August when everything turns purple. But the heather is not only beautiful when it's purple. It's interesting all year around.


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Here is a new series named "Dutch Heather Seasons" that shows the Dutch heather through the year: from the regular purple shots through summer to the winter frost. This year, we also had an unusual drought that caused the heather to even turn red.

All in all the Dutch heather is always a nice subject to photograph, especially during foggy mornings. Fun fact: This entire series was shot on the heather fields around Hilversum!

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#1 Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018

The sun just came up causing beautiful soft light rays to shine through the tree in front. The contrast between frost and autumn colors made for a beautiful morning.

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EBleau 1 week ago

What a gift - thanks - we are blessed with an awesome landscaper for sure and your gift of eye to capture and sure is a blessing for me this night.

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#2 Heather Season 2016

Heather Season 2016

Mid August when the heather has the most vibrant color. With an amazing twilight glow way before sunrise and a setting moon - this scene is almost unreal.

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sharron lynn parsons 1 week ago

Excellent !!!

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#3 Heather Season 2016

Heather Season 2016

An unusual encounter with a shepherd named Daphne and her flock of sheep and dogs. I had no idea we had shepherds in this country until I met Daphne on that particular morning. I was lucky to catch this beautiful sight with an amazing sunrise.

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Enuya 1 week ago

Stunning, with sheeps, flowers and all these colors. Like from another world.

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#4 January 2017

January 2017

Lots of frost covered basically everything on the heather fields. It is very unusual to see all the trees completely covered in frost.

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sharron lynn parsons 1 week ago

The abundant frost adds a lovely touch !!!

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#5 August 2016

August 2016

Heather season in full force. All the heather beautifully colored in purple and a nice sunrise glow cast its light on the layer of fog.

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Johanna Kidd 4 days ago

That would be a brilliant picture in a frame on a wall

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#6 Summer 2017

Summer 2017

Green grass and trees. A foggy morning with a bunch of Scottish highlanders that you can ocassionally find on the heather fields. They look rather scary but they don't harm anyone if you don't disturb them.

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

wow, what an amazing picture almost dreamy

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#7 Very Early Late Summer Morning 2016

Very Early Late Summer Morning 2016

With a fairytale conditions and the first sun glow hitting the fog during the early blue hour, it was magical to walk around.

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EBleau 1 week ago

From the last remnants of my dreams into the dawn of a new day . . .

#8 Winter 2017

Winter 2017

A rare frost on the trees and basically everywhere on the Hilversum heather fields. These conditions are very rare and I was lucky to capture them during that winter.

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Ellen Felder geb Treml 4 days ago

Beautiful capture!

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#9 November 2018

November 2018

A very cold morning during twilight and some red storm clouds forming above the Hilversum heather fields.

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EBleau 1 week ago

How wonderful that you were blessed with such wonderful conditions to capture such beautiful reflections of these fields. Cold that morning but boy I sure would have like to have been there with you. Thank you so much for sharing these with us.

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#10 Winter 2016

Winter 2016

A nice sunrise with beautiful cloud formations on a very cold morning at the heather fields of Hilversum.

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sharron lynn parsons 1 week ago

Love this !!!

#11 Heather Season 2018

Heather Season 2018

An extremely foggy early blue hour around 6 AM in the morning. This year we had an unusual drought that caused the heather to turn red instead of purple! I have never seen this before.

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#12 Heather Season 2017

Heather Season 2017

Beautiful cloud formations during sunrise. This heather season was not as beautiful as the one in 2016 but the sunrises in 2017 during the purple heather were spectacular.

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sharron lynn parsons 1 week ago

Nice to frame !!!

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#13 Early Summer 2018

Early Summer 2018

In early summer the heather fields might not look that interesting. But there is always something to photograph in between the interestingly shaped trees.

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EBleau 1 week ago

Trees are such an awesome witness -

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#14 January 2017

January 2017

A very grey day where the frost on the trees lasted the whole day. Those are extremely rare conditions. I normally don't like super grey skies but on this particular day, it matched perfectly with the atmosphere.

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Roald van de Munt 1 week ago

This is home.

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#15 August 2016

August 2016

Late heather season with the first rays of sun rising above the trees.

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Enuya 1 week ago

Look at these sunrays! Splendid! It looks so warm and a bit mysterious.

#16 Late Autumn 2018

Late Autumn 2018

Cold morning with frost on the ground. A beautiful contrast between the last autumn colours and the white frost.

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Ellen Felder geb Treml 4 days ago

Great capture!