Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

We live in a Global Village

The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village. Marshall McLuhan, "Gutenberg Galaxy", 1962 Canadian author (1911 - 1980)
  • Harvest Time
  • Curious Cabin in the Woods
  • La Grande Hermine Shipwreck
  • Weaver Creek, Owen Sound
  • Lazy Hazy Days of Summe
  • Swan Showr
  • 48 Chevrolet - Baden Car Show
  • Weavers Creek Falls

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Presque Isle Lighthouse

Presque Isle Lighthouse

Presque Isle Lighthouse

Presque Isle Lighthouse
On our road trip to Ohio we drove along the south shore of Lake Erie. Just past Erie Pennsylvania is the Presque Isle State Park. We drove around the park and found this beautiful lighthouse which is actually a private residence.

A little history from the park web page. Presque Isle Lighthouse is located on the north shore of Presque Isle State Park at Lighthouse Beach and is the second oldest lighthouse on Lake Erie’s shore. Completed in 1873, the brick tower with attached dwelling was home to nine U.S. Lighthouse Service keepers and their families until 1944. During the shipping season, the keeper climbed to the top of the tower 3 to 4 times each night with fuel to put in the lamp.

Tractor Retirement

Tractor Retirement

Tractor Retirement

After a life of pulling and pushing and getting banged about this old tractor has retired to a field of wildflowers

We went on a road trip last week and I found this old tractor west of Buffalo N.Y. on the south shore of Lake Erie

Harvest Time

Harvest Time

Harvest Time

We were driving through the countryside the other day and I was transported back in time to when I was a teenager working on the neighbor’s farm stooking wheat.

I just had to stop to take a picture of this age old method of Harvest time.

Curious Cabin in the Woods

Curious Cabin in the Woods

Curious Cabin in the Woods

My wife and I were driving down a gravel country road enjoying the scenery when out of the corner of my eye I caught sight of something very curious. It looked like a cabin but it had this exaggerated roof line and these funny bubble windows.

I quickly stopped and backed up to get a better look. Sure enough my eyes had not deceived me. I had to take a picture of this. I spent a few minutes shooting from different angles. This seemed to work best. In post processing I added a few textures and different treatments to add to the uniqueness of this curious little cabin in the woods.

La Grande Hermine – Jordan Harbour Shipwreck

La Grande Hermine Shipwreck

La Grande Hermine Shipwreck

For anyone traveling on the QEW Highway between Hamilton and St. Catharines there is an interesting landmark (or is it a watermark?) that let’s them know they are passing Jordan Harbour. Since 1997 this 140 foot replica of French explorer Jacques Cartier’s ship the La Grand Hermine has rested here.

Originally built in Quebec in 1914 it was a ferry on the St. Lawrence, later became a cargo ship, then a floating restaurant and finally converted into a replica ship. It was then towed by the owner to Jordan Harbour in 1997 in hopes of turning it into a gambling venue in a spot near Niagara Falls. Unfortunately the owner passed away before permission was received and it has sat here ever since. In January 2003 an arson fire caused extensive damage to the wood clad vessel and what remains is a rusted hull that still attracts the attention of travelers on the busy Queen Elizabeth Way Highway.

This video link is by CHCH News with the history of the ship with photo’s before the fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Udy8D9pqM

Weavers Creek – Owen Sound

Weaver Creek, Owen Sound

Weavers Creek, Owen Sound

Weavers Creek in Owen Sound’s Harrison Park is a real treasure. A short stroll along the boardwalk and trail to the main falls is so relaxing as all your senses are soothed by the sound of flowing water and the birds of the bush. The lush green leaves and moss covered logs. This is one of the small lower falls before you get to Weavers falls which is a beautiful mid sized water fall. Here is alink to a shot of the main falls. https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/weavers-creek-falls-owen-sound/

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Lazy Hazy Days of Summe

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Watching the sun set (and taking pictures of it) is one of my favorite things to do. Here we are overlooking Colpoys Bay near Wiarton Ontario. The sunsets have been a little hazy lately and I hear this is a result of all the forest fires out West.

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