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Frans Blok
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I'm a photographer, designer and visual artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The Lowlands by the Northsea inspire me tremendously.The grandness of their landscapes, the intimacy of their towns.

The canals and rivers, the harbours and boats, the windmills, churches and houses. The ever changing skies over polders and floodplains.

For centuries, these lands have inspired painters like Van Ruisdael, Vermeer, Mesdag and Maris.

I spend many a day exploring the Netherlands by foot or bike, capturing the beauty of the urban and rural scenery with my camera. This online gallery proudly shows some of my favorite images made on those expeditions.

 

Cruise ship in the blue hour by Frans Blok

 

Rotterdam southbank in the blue hour by Frans Blok

 

Scrapwood map of the world by Frans Blok

 

New Rhine in the Blue Hour by Frans Blok

 

Houses, trees, lanterns and cobblestones by Frans Blok

 

A Rainy Night in Leiden by Frans Blok

 

Red Bridge and Old Harbour by Frans Blok

 

Old Harbour Shipyard by Frans Blok

 

Old barges and modern architecture by Frans Blok

 

Floodplain reflections by Frans Blok

 

Heaven and the Harbour by Frans Blok

 

Winter on the Quay of the Canal by Frans Blok

 

Winter on a Sunday Morning by Frans Blok

 

Sunset at Wilhelmina Pier by Frans Blok

 

Rotterdam, Leuvehaven under a blood-red sky by Frans Blok

 

Off-season daisies by Frans Blok

 

Rotterdam sunset panorama by Frans Blok

 

The Park, The Euromast and the Sweet Gum Tree by Frans Blok

 

Sweet Gum Trees on a Sunny Day by Frans Blok

 

A Heart in Autumn by Frans Blok

 

Rotterdam, The City, The Sky and The Park by Frans Blok

 

Vibrant Oak Leaves by Frans Blok

 

Oak Leaves Color Explosion by Frans Blok

 

Green, Yellow and Red Oak Leaves by Frans Blok

 

Brown and Green Oak Leaves by Frans Blok

 

Oak Leaves and Urban Facade by Frans Blok

 

Autumn Color Festival by Frans Blok

 

Red Oak Foliage by Frans Blok

 

Single red oak leaf by Frans Blok

 

The New Moon on the Horizon by Frans Blok

 

The New Moon in the Sky by Frans Blok

 

Fruits and leaves of a sweet gum tree by Frans Blok

 

Colors of a sweet gum tree by Frans Blok

 

Sweet gum tree close-up by Frans Blok

 

Sweet gum tree in bright sunlight by Frans Blok

 

Two mushrooms on a lawn in autumn by Frans Blok

 

Sweet gum leaves by Frans Blok

 

Ship's bow with anchors by Frans Blok

 

Acorns on Wood by Frans Blok

 

Chestnut on a forest path by Frans Blok

 

Pods of the Honey Locust by Frans Blok

 

Rotterdam Central District by Frans Blok

 

Grand Trade Building and Central Station, Rotterdam by Frans Blok

 

Sheep and the city by Frans Blok

 

Weathered ship hull with draught marks by Frans Blok

 

Kryddad hunang by Frans Blok

 

Spiisde Huning by Frans Blok

 

Miel epice by Frans Blok