Aduarderzijl, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. It’s the best light I’ve seen in weeks. Finally, it’s back. It’s around seven o’clock in the evening and I’m at a small village called Aduarderzijl in Groningen, The Netherlands. It’s rural Groningen at its best. Small, quiet and beautiful. I’m playing the classic game of cat and mouse with the light again. With big, dark skies drifting by, it’s gone before you know it. I’ve been here before. But every time, the light wasn’t what I wanted it to be. This time though, it looks like it’s game on. Armed with my tripod, 5D Mark III and my EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II and a couple of filters, I walk through the village and the fields. Exposing as the light changes. I love being here. I feel a connection with this land, with the light and its people. Everything slows down here. For the rainbow shot, I’ve been standing in the middle of the road for more than 15 minutes. And not once did I had to step of the road to let a car pass by. Not once. Just one friendly man on a bicycle. That’s all. Imagine that in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Anyway, it’s shaping up to be a great evening. I’m trying out several compositions, setting up the tripod, checking focus, checking exposure, checking the light and exposing. It’s a routine I’ve done thousands of times. But It never gets bored. There is still so much to learn, so much to see and explore. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be off to Norway. Same game, different scenery. Looking forward to it!