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)
  • La Grande Hermine Shipwreck
  • Weaver Creek, Owen Sound
  • Lazy Hazy Days of Summe
  • Swan Showr
  • 48 Chevrolet - Baden Car Show
  • Weavers Creek Falls
  • Cattle Skull Gate
  • Baden Hill Sunset
  • Home Hardware St. Jacobs Grand Opening of the new store
  • Rad Colour

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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.

Swan Shower

Swan Showr

Swan Shower

This swan was having fun rustling it’s wings around in the water creating it’s own morning shower.

This was taken this last winter before the water froze over in Harrison Park Owen Sound.

Happy Canada Day!!

Baden Car Show

Summer time for the car enthusiast means car show time! A time to get together and show off all the hard work you put into your vehicle, talk shop with other enthusiasts and enjoy the your ride!

For the photographer it is a great opportunity to get creative with different angles and attention to detail.

The Baden Car Show had a great turn out so the cars are all parked close to each other which forces you not only to get creative with your angles but also with your photoshop skills. Here are 4 shots of the many I took that day.

48 Chevrolet - Baden Car Show

48 Chevrolet – Baden Car Show

Dodge Hot Rod - Baden Car Show

Dodge Hot Rod – Baden Car Show

Crown Victoria - Baden Car Show

Crown Victoria – Baden Car Show

Sunliner - Baden Car Show

Sunliner – Baden Car Show

Weavers Creek Falls – Owen Sound

 Weavers Creek Falls


Weavers Creek Falls

Weavers Creek Falls is located in Harrison Park in Owen Sound Ontario. I have photographed these falls in the winter so it was great to come back this past weekend to get a summer shot. You find these falls at the end of a beautiful boardwalk trail that follows the creek. To get this angle however, you have to venture across the creek.

Cattle Skull Gate

This shot was taken near the entrance to the Saskatoon Berry Farm in¬†Okotoks, Alberta. It’s one of those iconic symbols of the west. I added some texture to change it up.

Cattle Skull Gate

Cattle Skull Gate

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