It’s great to finally have some winter conditions again. I almost started thinking we would have a snowless winter. Fortunately, I needn’t have worried. Winter is here. At least here in the north of the Netherlands. Drive 50 kilometers south from Groningen city and snow is nowhere to be found. But up here, winter has done it’s job. All be it for just a couple of days. Yesterday was white but with overcast skies, but today the sun broke through and gave us a beautiful winter’s day with great blue skies and clouds.
For a landscape photographer snow is a magical thing. It turns even the dullest landscape into a beautiful scenery. Throw in some great light and we’re happy campers. I’ve spent the most part of the day in rural Groningen, driving from one location to another, stopping and shooting along the way. To say I had a great day is an understatement. These are the kind of days why I became a fulltime landscape photographer in the first place. Getting up early, knowing you’ll be out in the field for the most part of the day. No obligations, no deadlines, no desk work. Just me, my camera, a cup of coffee and nothing but skies, landscapes and light. I’ve seen worse days.