Ah, the promise of a romantic evening and night at the end of the day. For some, there is nothing better than to curl up on the couch, watch [something] with a glass of [something] and wait until darkness arrives.

Birds Hill Park, MB

While some nights are perfect for that, other evenings are better suited for photographers and their urge to be outside an shoot something. Ok, that’s a lot of “somethings” in two paragraphs…

How do you prepare for a field trip? That’s a question I get often. The answer has become a bit more complicated over time. While at first, it was a simple matter of getting in the car and drive, today’s method is a little more involved.

Mud road into nothing

When you “only” have a simple point and shoot camera, not even a camera phone, then getting ready for a trip is done in seconds. When you get more gear, the preparation gets longer.

Well, not so much for all of the new year, just those few critical days where everything is about to change into something new and different. Almost invariably into something that is very similar or even the same altogether. One thing is a constant during these days. Much of the world is spending those days with eating and drinking and making good resolutions for the coming year.

Hunting for shrimp

So I thought I’d take a look at our eating and drinking habits of the last few years.

Or so they say. The world is full of wintery pictures, each picture more beautiful than the next. Yet we all continue to photograph the subject as if it will never come back. I admit that I photograph subjects to remember them, one way or another. Wintery landscapes have always made me dream.

Sticky and powdery

Not so much the temperatures of –30C, but hey, those come with the territory.

For a while now, I have been thinking about what my photography is all about. Wondering if it is about recording moments of life or if it is about telling a story. Sometimes, a situation or an environment makes me want to tell something. Something that is not immediately evident from the environment itself. Sometimes it’s not even there, but the feeling of the story makes me click that shutter.

Gloom and doom

Having a story in mind when you click that shutter seems to be a good idea. Some pro photographers even try to say that if you don’t have a story to tell with your picture, don’t even take it.

John Pelechaty
10 days 18 hours

---Very nice blog Henk...

1 month 13 days

Thanks John :-)

John Pelechaty
1 month 14 days

---Nice to see something different Henk - love it

1 month 24 days

Thanks John 🙂

John Pelechaty
2 months 3 days

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

Henk Von Pickartz
4 months 10 days

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

Anton Peereboom
4 months 10 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet

Henk Von Pickartz
4 months 11 days

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

4 months 11 days

Best of luck in your new home!

Hilma Sinkinson
5 months 10 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 ...