May 5, 2014

Spot
Unknown

  This big, friendly giant was the first horse I photographed that day and I couldn’t have wished for anything better! Not only is he a stunning horse, he also proved to be a great model, standing on the beach calmly, unimpressed by the wind and the sea. The shots of him and Marylon (3rd and 5th picture) all turned out great, they were quite the photogenic pair!
Shot in Groote Keeten, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens. 

May 5, 2014

Jack
Gypsy Vanner 

 Jack and his owner entertained everyone on the beach by giving us quite the show in the paddock. Jack would wait on one side of the paddock while his owner walked to the other, and as soon as she called him he would turn around on his hind legs and canter towards her as fast as he could, with spectacular jumps that gave us plenty good photo opportunities. They made a lovely pair and I ended up having a ton of nice photos of them together, making it a hard task picking the best ones!
Shot in Groote Keeten, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens. 

May 13, 2013

Well hello there!

I don’t like to post too much text on my photoblog, but I do have some important stuff to say so here it goes: 

1) Photos may of course be reblogged but definitely not reposted. 
2) Photos may be used outside of Tumblr for non-commercial purposes, as long as you leave the photo including the logo intact and you credit me with a link. You will also have to send me a message if you are using my photos outside of Tumblr. 
3) Photos may not be edited or used for photomanipulating in any way unless you ask and I give you permission. 
4) Photos may be used as example-material for drawings or other art. Again, I would like to receive a message about this as I love seeing the results! It is also possible to receive higher resolutions, but only if used as example and nothing else. 
5) These photos are my property. I work very hard for them and put a lot of time and effort into creating them. Not abiding these rules means you are stealing something that is mine. Stealing is illegal, but most of all very hurtful to me. Please respect these rules :)

Love, Bibi.

May 13, 2013

Sam
Paint 

 Another Paint horse! This beauty is a tobiano and also has very visible appaloosa characteristics, like two ‘human eyes’, caused by a white sclera instead of the usual dark colour, striped hooves and mottled skin. Sam was a bit shy at first, staying very close to his owner, but they had a lot of fun splashing through the water together. As you can see Sam is still a bit thin, but his owner is trying very hard to make him gain weight!
Shot in Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens. 

May 12, 2013

Boy
Quarter Horse

 This young Quarter went quite wild on the beach. He didn’t run off, but every now and then he would start jumping around as if chased by a ghost, bucking and rearing in a circle around his owner. The moments in between he just stood there like a statue, gazing off in the distance like the perfect model. My photos were an odd combination of a wild horse going crazy and the calmest horse you’ve ever seen. One thing is for sure, Boy is a beautiful Quarter!
Shot in Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens. 

May 11, 2013

Frits
Unknown 

Frits is the oldest horse that I have ever photographed. Although he has the grey hairs and wise look to show for his age, he still has a young heart! When let loose in the paddock he ran around like a young foal and under the saddle he galloped over the beach like the black stallion we all wanted when we were young.
Shot in Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens. 

Although it is the riders own choice and responsibility to ride without a helmet, I personally strongly discourage anyone getting on a horse without a helmet. 

May 10, 2013

Glasgow
alleys streets wildlife nature places

A few days ago we had a sunny day in Glasgow and since those don’t come round often I took the opportunity to go out and take some pictures of this beautiful city. I walked through the West End, to the botanic gardens and back past Byres Road and the university. These are the places I see every day when walking to uni, or going out to buy food, or taking a walk. When I first got here, that church was for sale and me and my friends fantasised about buying it and living there, but unfortunately that never happened. It was sold a while back, crushing our slightly unrealistic dreams. Ironically the sign in the front says ‘Re: Hope’. It’s been nine months since I moved here and I love this city more and more. It’s home now. This is the fifth part of a 5-part series.
Shot in the West End of Glasgow with a Canon 600D and various lenses.

May 10, 2013

Glasgow
alleys streets wildlife nature places

A few days ago we had a sunny day in Glasgow and since those don’t come round often I took the opportunity to go out and take some pictures of this beautiful city. I walked through the West End, to the botanic gardens and back past Byres Road and the university. I used a technique called “reverse lens macro”. For this you turn your lens around, placing the front side on the body, which gives you a beautifully small depth of field. It’s perfect for photographing flowers or insects, but you need a lot of light and a steady hand. For the other pictures I switched to a wide angle lens. This is the fourth part of a 5-part series.
Shot in the West End of Glasgow with a Canon 600D and various lenses.

May 10, 2013

Glasgow
alleys streets wildlife nature places

A few days ago we had a sunny day in Glasgow and since those don’t come round often I took the opportunity to go out and take some pictures of this beautiful city. I walked through the West End, to the botanic gardens and back past Byres Road and the university. These are some of the animals roaming around in Glasgow. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a good picture of the fox that lives in our backyard. This is the third part of a 5-part series.
Shot in the West End of Glasgow with a Canon 600D and various lenses.

May 10, 2013

Glasgow
alleys streets wildlife nature places

A few days ago we had a sunny day in Glasgow and since those don’t come round often I took the opportunity to go out and take some pictures of this beautiful city. I walked through the West End, to the botanic gardens and back past Byres Road and the university. These are some of the streets near the botanics in the West End of Glasgow. It’s the second part of a 5-part series.
Shot in the West End of Glasgow with a Canon 600D and various lenses.

May 10, 2013

Glasgow
alleys streets wildlife nature places

A few days ago we had a sunny day in Glasgow and since those don’t come round often I took the opportunity to go out and take some pictures of this beautiful city. I walked through the West End, to the botanic gardens and back past Byres Road and the university. These are some of the quite characteristic alleys of Glasgow. It’s the first part of a 5-part series.
Shot in the West End of Glasgow with a Canon 600D and various lenses.


May 7, 2013

Rayo
Paint 

Rayo is a chestnut overo paint, or in non-horse terms: beautiful! I love the white splashes across his body and blue eyes on horses are simply gorgeous. Although they’re not the easiest to photograph because of the high contrast between their base coat and the white, their natural beauty makes it such a delight to take pictures of them!
Shot in Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens. 

May 6, 2013

Yara
KWPN

Yara is a KWPN, a ‘Koninklijk Nederlands Warmbloed Paard’, or in English, Royal Dutch Warmblood Horse. She was one of the calmest horses on the beach,  but horse and rider gave us a real show under the saddle! Her owner competes with her in dressage shows and it was obvious that she is a well trained horse.
Shot in Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens. 

May 3, 2013

Nelco Express
Trotter 

This chocolatey chestnut has the kind of wise face and big heart that is so typical for his breed! Nelco and his owner form a lovely couple and with his gorgeous colour and amazing gaits he was a perfect model. I couldn’t help but to fall in love with this beauty!
Shot in Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens. 

May 3, 2013

Salvador
Appaloosa 

Even though he doesn’t have any spots, this sturdy pony is a real appaloosa! He was the most adorable little thing and extremely cuddly: unfortunately, that’s a bit less cute when you are trying to take pictures. But his charm made up for it and the few shots I got without his owners on it too show what a photogenic pony he is. 
Shot in Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, with a Canon 600D and a 55-250 lens.

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Hi! My name is Bibi and I am a photographer from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. At the moment I live in Glasgow, Scotland. This is my online portfolio. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send me a message either through tumblr or via email: BibiSchwithal@hotmail.com. Enjoy :) Subscribe via RSS.