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Apr 012014
 

70. Hello Ultra!!!
Hello Ultra!

Images from the 2014 edition of Ultra Music Festival.
Click HERE for the full 151-photo gallery or go to my Facebook page to comment and share images.

March 28-30, 2014
Bayfront Park, Miami. USA
Client: Ultra Music Festival
© 2014 www.rudgr.com

05. Doors open, ready for Ultra
Doors open!

20. Cool reflection!
Cool reflection

26. Now THAT's a panorama!
Now, that’s a panorama

30. How Ultra!
How Ultra

36. The Dutch House Mafia (Tiesto, Martin Garrix & Afrojack)
The Dutch House Mafia

42. Showtime!!!
Showtime!!!

64. The Nicky Romero moneyshot
The Nicky Romero moneyshot

66. I love shaped confetti
I love shaped confetti

Armin van Buuren
Armin showing off his brandnew signature Philips headphones

92. The master's hand
The master’s hand, Carl Cox

97. Sunday chill
Sunday chill

101. Epic shirt!
Best shirt

106. Now that's Miami Ultra style!
Now that’s Ultra Miami style

110. Hammertime!
Hammertime

118. Miami smiles
Miami smiles

124. Sun's getting lower, spirit's getting higher
Sun’s getting lower, spirits are getting higher

127. Cool down moment
Cool down moment

129. Last rays of the day
Last rays of the day

134. The Vortex comes alive!
They call it the Vortex

140. If this continues I'll be out of a job soon - Afrojack & David Guetta selfie
If this continues I’ll be out of a job soon – Afrojack & David Guetta selfie

147. Perhaps my favorite Ultra mainstage picture
Perhaps my favorite Ultra mainstage picture

151. Bye bye Hardwell and Ultra, see you next year!
Hardwell

143. Count the flags
Bye bye Miami, see you next year!

Aug 142012
 

“I’ve been wanting to do evening photoshoots from the sky at EDM events for years. However, Hollands tough safety laws don’t allow flying after dark. But even at earlier timeslots I had never managed to get a helicopter available to me for a shooting. Then, late June, luck turned. As senior photographer for Q-dance I was granted heli-time at Defqon.1, not just any slot – a LATE shot, the latest possible in Holland.

At exactly 22:05 I took off for a 20 minute shoot in which I could expand my imagination to the limits. Thanks also to the new camera equipment like the Canon 1Dx (amazing noise-levels at 800-1600ISO) and the stabilizer from the 70-200IS II telelens, also by Canon, the photos came out incredibly good with never before seen camera-angles. I immediately wanted to up the ante: Tomorrowland was just weeks away and in Belgium one is allowed to do nighttime flights. I explained the organizers my plan to do something never been done before: a risky shoot over the mainstage during the massive fireworks! With a simple “make it happen” things were set in motion: a time-slot was reserved for me and all that was left was mentally preparing myself for the technically difficult shoot ahead.”

Tomorrowland is an Electronic Dance Music aka EDM event organized every year in the Belgium town of Boom. Normally there are 16.000 people living in Boom, but on Tomorrowland there are 180.000 people dancing on three days. This year Tomorrowland took place on Friday, July 27, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. The line-up consisted of 400 DJs, such as Skrillex, Avicii, Skazi, David Guetta, Nervo, Swedish House Mafia, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox, The Bloody Beetroots, Paul van Dyk, Martin Solveig, Chuckie (DJ), Fatboy Slim and Pendulum, playing on 15 stages per day.

Aug 032012
 

Jul 312012
 

Tomorrowland 2012 Fireworks from Above!

The most unique view EVER from fireworks at an EDM (Electronic Dance Music) event!
Taken from a helicopter during the Friday’s fireworks show at the world No.1 dance event: Tomorrowland. These photos are the first ever made like this.

Equipment used: Canon 1Dx, 70-200 EF2.8 mkII , 16-35 EF2.8 mkII and one Eurocopter EC120 Colibri.

Many thanks go out to Ibo Örgüt (Q-Dance) and Christophe van den Branden (ID&T Belgium) for making this “world first” possible!

Client: ID&T Belgium
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Tomorrowland 2012 Fireworks from Above!

Tomorrowland 2012 Fireworks from Above!

Tomorrowland 2012 Fireworks from Above!

Tomorrowland 2012 Fireworks from Above!

Tomorrowland 2012 Fireworks from Above!

Tomorrowland 2012 Fireworks from Above!

Tomorrowland 2012 Fireworks from Above!

Tomorrowland 2012 Fireworks from Above!

Aug 282011
 

rain...
Rain, rain and more rain

Treehugging of a different kind
Treehugging of a different kind

Gregori Klosman at the Dirty Dutch stage
Gregori Klosman at the Dirty Dutch stage
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Jun 262011
 

Lights, fireworks & lasers at mainstage final hour

Images from the 2011 edition of Defqon.1. For the first time held in the Biddinghuizen area in the Netherlands. Again an amazing day plagued by not so good weather but an atmoshpere that more than made up for it.

Mudhakking!

Defqon.1 2011 wet edition from the heli

Defqon.1 2011 Partypeople

DJ Headhunterz & MC Villain

Lights, fireworks & lasers at mainstage final hour

Lights, fireworks & lasers at mainstage final hour

Client: Q-Dance
© 2011 Fotograferen net

Jul 202010
 

Three massive panoramas, 8000 pixels wide!

Defqon.1 Super Hi-res Panorama 01

Defqon.1 Super Hi-res Panorama 02

Defqon.1 Super Hi-res Panorama 03

Jun 132010
 

Defqon.1 2010 Overview

Defqon.1, the 2010 edition ruled big time! With incredible weather, an unbelieveable mainstage and sick laser- and fireworks show to end the day with this years festival was one for the books. Wallpapers will be ready Tuesday Wednesday

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Jun 152009
 

Defqon.1 widescreen (1600×1000) and XL (1600×1200) wallpapers, ready and done!
Just click on the image for the widescreen or the link below for the normal ratio (4:3).

Defqon.1 2009. Widescreen wallpaper
Normal ratio here.

Defqon.1 2009. Widescreen wallpaper (Headhunterz)
Normal ratio here.

Defqon.1 2009. Widescreen wallpaper (Headhunterz)
Normal ratio here.

Defqon.1 2009. Widescreen wallpaper (Headhunterz)
Normal ratio here.

If you’re still missing a nice one from the full gallery just let me know your request and I might find some time to make a few extra wallpapers.

Jun 142009
 

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Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 238

Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 254
Mainstage closing moments…

And here they are: 265 photo’s of this years Q-Dance Defqon.1 at the Almere Beach. please enjoy, it was simply an amazing day with plenty of sunshine and a crazy liveshow to finish (Headhunterz). Wallpapers will be ready tomorrow (Monday) so you’re welcome to have another look again. As there are so many images to choose from PLEASE let me know which image(s) you’d like to see as a wallpaper!

Click here to go straight to the collection.

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Ecstasy!

Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 143
Aerial view.

Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 135
Cool artwork.

Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 123
Orange fun at the mainstage.

Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 223
DJ Headhunterz

Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 200
Sunset…

Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 231
Crazy crowds!

Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 228

Q-Dance Defqon.1 2009 - 247
Finale!