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.

That’s what photography is all about. One of the reasons I don’t “photoshop” my pictures is that I like the memories of the particular moments the pictures were taken.

Summer’s gone…Summer’s gone…

On the other hand, I do photoshop pictures if they don’t come out the way I remember the original moment. HDR or High Dynamic Range treatment of a picture is ok with me, if done properly. Photoshopping the colours from green to blue and back is not. Perhaps I’m just an old fashioned photographer. Memories, however, are priceless even if the moments are not far behind us.

Or should I say Fall Colors? For some people it is clear that the word Fall is typically used in North America and Autumn typically in Britain. Here in Canada we mix and match. Not easy to learn.

Unmistakable fall feelingUnmistakable fall feeling

I guess that learning English in Canada will “colour” your language in an unmistakable way. Here are some colours that we have here in Canada when fall comes…

A city like Leeuwarden is very interesting on the historical point of view. However, when you go somewhere, you want to see more of the country than a few old buildings in a single city.

Kite surferKite surfer

So we went out of the city, different places, different things to see… You don’t want to miss the sea if you’re going to Holland, right?

Going from Ukraine to Holland is a matter of hours. Not much to see, even less when the weather is not cooperating. Arriving after some bright sunshine above the clouds left me with a 16C and heavy clouds in Amsterdam Schiphol.

Canals and bikesCanals and bikes

No problems, I wasn’t going to stay in Amsterdam anyway. After the flight, a small trip of a few hours to Leeuwarden, a small city in the north of Holland.

Henk Von Pickartz
1 month 11 days

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

Anton Peereboom
1 month 12 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet

Henk Von Pickartz
1 month 13 days

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

1 month 13 days

Best of luck in your new home!

Hilma Sinkinson
2 months 14 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
3 months 21 days

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 ...

4 months 24 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
4 months 30 days

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

John Pelechaty
5 months 3 days

---Great blog once again Henk - enjoyed it very much....

5 months 9 days

Thanks for that piece of info. I had a hard time seeing that burn inside... :-)