Winter has arrived in Winnipeg. That means that the time for snowy and whitish pictures has arrived. Unfortunately most of these pictures are totally devoid of colour.

Old or new?

So, in that case, why insist on taking colour pictures? Let’s try a new experience and convert them into Black and White and see what happens.

Today started a major change in lifestyle here in Winnipeg. I guess it’s more a change in driving style that is required, but still, a change it is.

After the storm...

During the night we got 10-15cm of snow by what is called an Alberta Clipper, more or less. This Alberta Clipper comes straight from the lee side of the Rocky Mountains, dries out and cools off and once gone from Alberta brings cold and fine snow to the rest of the northern half of the continent.

Sometimes we think that living in the city is the worst you can think of. All concrete around you, cars and exhaust fumes. Noise and unpleasant smells. Often enough we are right. All of this applies to cities where the management has never thought of creating (enough) green zones.

Silhouette

The city of Winnipeg has been created with green zones, parks and gardens since the late 1920s. So, let’s take a look at one of the parks that is closest to my house. I guess I already blogged about this one, but since I go there nearly every day, there is always something new to observe.

Many photographers will only have one type of camera in their bags or around their necks. We always see the “pros” with two or more cameras, changing between them as they see fit.

Twenty-six storeys, basements and parking in one pictureTwenty-six storeys, basements and parking in one picture

When you have a point ‘n’ shoot camera, this is all the possibilities you get, either have one and do everything with it or have many and do the same with all of them. The need for multiple P&S cameras is inexistent. The DSLRs of today have the distinct possibility to change between lenses. So let’s explore this a bit …

Photography is all about the image. We all know that. Some people think this is not enough and step to the moving images. They buy new cameras and record everything they see in their lives. Contrary to the photo people, they will need some more material to show their results to the world.

Better with soundBetter with sound

Photographs can still be presented in the “old fashioned” way of paper. However, sometimes it is interesting to add a little extra in the form of a sound byte to the picture to enhance the atmosphere that was there when the picture was taken.