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…

That’s what you can expect in a Manitoba Winter. This afternoon I went to take the River Trail on the Red River in Winnipeg. This year, the trail is about 3 kilometers long.

On ice

But in temperatures like this afternoon’s –26C or –33C with the wind chill, these 3 kilometers were all I could do. I considered walking back the same trail to go home, but decided…

Snow is white, we all know that. We have been told since our childhood that snow is white. Therefore it cannot have a different shade of white or, heaven forbid, color. Right?

Snow is white

Let’s take a look at the following scenarios and see how white our snow is.  Read more and see what I mean…