Everybody knows about diets rich in sodium. They are supposedly bad for your health, heart and mood. But I declare that a sodium-rich diet is good!


At least for photographers. Photographers have to take their diet as it comes. Sometimes they can supplement it with other elements like xenon, but most of the time sodium will have to do. You don’t agree? Come inside and we’ll talk about it…

Yeah, so we were told Confused smile. Ded Moroz did a good job over here. Everything was covered in snow overnight. Since then, there has been no way back. Temperatures refuse to move upwards again.


Winter in Winnipeg seems to be horror for most of the world, except for the people in Winnipeg. You can shiver over temperatures of –20C, but if you dress well, there are lots of photo ops that do not present themselves anywhere else in the world.

White, white everywhere. The wonderful part of it is that it is new. After six months of white snow and blue skies you will be hoping for something else.

White, white and more white

Something green and times that you can dress for temperatures above –20C… But at this time of the year it is still Winter Wonderland. What strikes me is that in Holland, when it has been snowing (enough) many of the kids play in the snow, here in Winnipeg… none. Perhaps virtual life is more interesting.

As a kid, I never wanted to go to “the park”. Nothing could bore me more than feeding these ducks that never came close enough to catch. Then there was the “sitting on the bench” to rest… I didn’t want to rest, I wanted them ducks.


Ever since then, I haven’t had much interest in parks and have preferred wide open nature, mountains, sea, you name it. But here in Winnipeg, even empty parks can give nice photo opportunities. Take a look and you’ll find out.

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.

9 days 2 hours

Thanks John 🙂

John Pelechaty
16 days 6 hours

---Again, a greaat blog Henk....

Henk Von Pickartz
2 months 24 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet Dank je :-)

Anton Peereboom
2 months 25 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet

Henk Von Pickartz
2 months 26 days

Best of luck in your new home! Thank you! :-)

2 months 26 days

Best of luck in your new home!

Hilma Sinkinson
3 months 24 days

I am in love with your images of the cold prairie winters. I lived in the middle south of Manitoba and want to get a licensed ...

Dan Topham
5 months 1 day

As always, I enjoy your photo bytes and this one is right up there. After using the flip screen on lay Canon 60D I have ofte ...

6 months 5 days

You mentioned swimming by one of your photos. I see no one swimming. Can we swim at Fort Whyte? They seem to have a dock o ...

Vernon Cole
6 months 11 days

I am looking to see if there are any pictures of the original house situated at Munson Park