Having fun is easy for some, impossible for others. Having fun outside is easy, most of the time. However, by –20C, that may pose some difficulties.

Curling!

At The Forks in Winnipeg, the fun is always there, for whoever wants to participate. And to keep a bit warm, it’s best to participate in ye olde fashioned games of The Voyageurs…

We’re gonna meet on the Ledge… in the Ledge or Manitoba Legislative Building, more exactly. Around the world it is not very common that one can wander in and out a government building. Even more so when wandering around with a camera and tripod.

Entrance hall

Last weekend we tried this with a group of about a dozen people. We just had to sign the register. How’s that for trust? Anyway, going to the Ledge and take pictures, many have done that. So I tried a different take on it. Details (lots of details) inside…

Night takes away light, night is darkness. We all know that, from the beginning of time. Photography is all about light and the recording thereof.

St Luke’s Anglican Church

Now what can be of use to photography in the darkness of the night? Well, not all darknesses are of the same shade. Let’s take a look at some of Winnipeg’s nightscapes…

“Fort Whyte Alive, Human Nature” as it is advertised on the entrance gates. Already a few times I have written about this fabulous place within the Winnipeg city limits.

Hey, you, out there in the cold...

Today was, what a surprise, bitter cold. With the windchill it must have been minus 40C. I didn’t stay out very long, but still long enough to get a few nice pictures of Fort Whyte Alive’s bigger residents…

… colour. By now you may have noticed that the temperatures here in Winnipeg are not really bikini friendly. For photographers that may pose a problem. Not only are the bikinis in short supply, colour is also mostly gone from our pictures.

Winter colour

I started to look for some colourful subjects in this “terrible” time. Here is what I have come up with so far…