Let’s take a short break from selecting the images from Madeira. Autumn is here. The best autumn colors won’t show until the second half of October, but with temperatures already dropping at night, sunrises are particularly beautiful this time of the year. I’ve chosen a location just south of Groningen. It’s a place I know well but for some reason I’ve never given it a serious go. Conditions this morning are epic. It’s another example just how important the weather is for our landscapers here in this flat and cultivated country. It’s way, way more important then the location. With great light and a beautiful fog hanging over the fields, everything looks great. There are images everywhere. During my workshops I increasingly urge the participants to learn more about weather conditions, weather systems and forecasts. The more you know about the weather, the bigger the chance you’re at the right time at the right place. Some of my former students have even decided to take a weather course at the Dutch KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute). Tomorrow I’ll be leading a workshop at the Wadden Sea and conditions are looking good again. It’s great to be teaching again after the summer break.