Vibrant Light Gallery

For many years, photography has mainly been a hobby for myself, one that I enjoyed privately, occasionally sharing with family, friends, and guests in our house. Throughout the years I received requests to put my images on-line and make them more accessible, so that my friends could connect others with my work. After some initial trial-and-error versions, I decided to start the Vibrant Light Gallery Website in July 2004.

Most of my photography has been during vacation travel and therefore combines elements of reporting-style travel and fine-art photography. Michael Reichman of the Luminous Landscape once categorized photos into Snapshots, Postcards, and Images. My goal is that the Vibrant Light Gallery contains the latter two categories. I will try to refrain from posting snapshots here -- if you feel it happened anyway, I either messed up or we differ in opinion on that specific image.

Photography is a costly hobby, so, YES, you can get original, archival-quality prints of my images. I have tried to keep my pricing reasonable and in line with what other photographers tend to charge for similar quality work. If you are interested in any of my offerings, you can find all the needed information in the Ordering Information section.

Ronald Goossens was born and raised in the Netherlands. He is married to Margaret and has one daughter, Laura. His hobbies are photography (obviously), travel, skiing, running, hiking, golfing, arts and music.

On the professional front, he studied Physics and Mathematics at Utrecht University; received his M.Sc. degree in 1979 and his Ph.D. in 1984; from 1984 to 1989 he worked for Philips Research in the Netherlands; from 1989 to 1993 he worked as a Research Scientist at Stanford University; from 1993 to 2004, he held various engineering management positions at National Semiconductor, Semiconductor Research Corporation, and Philips Semiconductors; in late 2003 he co-founded Takumi Technology. After taking some time off in between jobs to catch up on his photography and exercise, he helped found Phage International Inc, focused on the treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Ronald joined ASML in 2005 and he currently holds a position as Senior Director of Product Marketing for the Brion division.

Ronald's interest in photography was inherited from his dad and started seriously during his university years. Being on a limited budget, he bought a simple Praktika (east-german camera) which was later replaced by a Nikon EL. During his years with Philips Research, his interest in photography grew and, inspired by the study of the work of Ansel Adams, he started to use the Zone System. His move in 1989 to Northern California gave him the opportunity to set out into the American West and lift his photographic mastery to a new level. Later followed Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Recently he has added portfolios of Japan and Iceland to his collection.

For the past 10 years, Ronald has used Hasselblad equipment. Early 2003, the switch to the digital darkroom was made. In late 2003, the transition to Digital SLR was made (initially Kodak DCS14n, then Nikon D2X, then D700now D800E). All images are processed for optimal brightness, contrast, and sharpness. Only minimal "creative" processing is done, and then only to better convey the original sense and intent. All prints are done on Epson 4800 with archival Ultrachrome inks and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper.
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