When you only come back with one single usable picture after a whole day driving around in the countryside, something is “off”. What remains with me is the desire to get more pictures and show something in my blog.

Christmas landscape

That’s not always easy. Most often I have to wait until the next week to go out and shoot again. So, I went again the following week …

Sometimes we see a post on the internet summing up the price of a photo shoot that someone wants to have done for free. While the amounts in those messages are often exaggerated, the message itself rings true.

Snowy Owl in flight

So here is my breakdown of this single image:

By now you have noticed that skies in Manitoba can get pretty wild. This time I will throw in the funky-coloured skies as well. From green to bright orange to ominous blue and back to normal. Whatever you can call normal in Manitoba. In many places the saying goes like “You don’t like the weather in […] ? Wait five minutes!” This is particularly true for Manitoba in Summer.

After the storm

Even if for some pictures I have waited considerably longer than five minutes.

Sometimes, the forecast for Northern Lights is just fantastic, other times… not so much. This time, the forecast was decent to good. Even better, in Winnipeg, the sky was clear, but with threatening cloudiness coming from the south.

Busted night

Logically we went north. Not a little north, Hecla Island, no less. During the ride there, everything was nice and clear, dark skies and with people coming from that part telling us there was a great show going on. What more do you want?

I wouldn’t have expected that. In a way it seems kind of impossible too. Agoraphobia would be more appropriate if you come to think of it. But no. Claustrophobia is the correct term here. A while ago I heard about caves in Manitoba. My first thought was that these would be way up north, where no normal person can go on a Sunday afternoon.

Testing the depths

Then I saw some pictures from people that had been there, those “caves” were not caves at all. They were crevasses in limestone, much like crevasses in a glacier. Only warmer and less slippery.