The image titled ‘Pathway’ captures the essence of serenity and peace. It is a B&W minimalistic work of a jetty that stretches out into the water, straight first, then splitting into two distinct paths. The paths are a reminder that, no matter which path we choose, there is beauty to be found along the way.
We must embrace each decision we make, and find the courage to follow our hearts, even if it takes us down a path that is less traveled. This photograph is a reminder of the choices we face in life, and the impact they can have on our journey.
Taken with a Canon R5 with a shutter speed of 190 seconds.
Marco Maljaars lives in the municipality of Velsen the Netherlands. Near the coast and close to the lakes. He has always been photographing since his childhood, first with an Olympus analog camera and now digitally.
There has always been an interest in long exposures. It fascinates him enormously how everything fades and a different world arises. His work focuses on stillness, tranquility and serenity Which is expressed in black and white where the long exposure is most of the times used. The black and white images are post processed according the Zone System by Ansel Adams. Generating subtle high quality black and white.
Marco is internationally awarded. He was finalist with the 2022 Siena Awards and 2023 Siena Creative Awards. He won first and second prizes amongst others with the IPA, Minimalism Awards, FAPA and ND Awards. His work “Amsterdam Canal Mirrors’ was used as a book cover and his work is published in several magazines.
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