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)


Tree Sea and Sky

Sea tree and sky

Tree Sea Sky

This is a rework of a shot I took back in 2013.

I have always been attracted to scenes of lone trees. Combined with the water land and big sky it’s an image that is simple yet seems to captivate me.


Little House in the Garden

Garden House

When we go for a walk around the village I like to take my camera with me. It makes me more aware of my environment because I am on the lookout for things to take a photo of.

I found this little house in a garden we were passing by. I loved its whimsical look and just had to take a shot.


The Lord is My Shepherd

I was taking photos down at the dam near St. Jacobs the other day when these sheep came down to the river bank to graze. I put on the telephoto lens and took this shot from across the river.

This verse came to mind so I put them together and there you have it.  Blessings
My Sheperd

Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2017, Elora

Last Weekend was the Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2017. This year I joined a group in Elora Ontario.

Elora is a village with many tourist shops and plenty of photo opportunities. The group had a great time exploring the village. Each came back with their unique photographic take on this picturesque setting.

Here is my take.
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Sauble Falls Cedar

Sauble Falls Cedar

Sauble Falls

A few weekends ago we were at Sauble falls and this big old Cedar provided some nice shade to cool off in.

Sitting in the shade listening to the water flowing over the rocks and capturing the scene with a camera…. what a blessing!

St. Jacobs Sunset

Conestogo River sunset

St. Jacobs Sunset

A shot take from the bridge over the Conestogo River in St. Jacobs.

As the sun dipped below the horizon the sky danced with colour!

A Fish Tale

We heard the fish were jumping at Denny’s Dam on the Saugeen River near Southampton Ontario so we stopped on the way home from the cottage to see if I could get any shots. I was lucky enough to get a few.

So what is the Fish Tale – well it goes like this.

There is a family of fish that live in the Saugeen River just upstream from the lighthouse under the bridge in Southampton. There was Papa fish, Mama fish, and Teen fish.

On an unusually warm Sunday in September they decided to look for cooler waters. In order to cover the most area they split up and began their search.

Papa fish headed out to Lake Huron. Mama fish explored the river for some deep spots and Teen fish headed further upstream to see what he could find.

After several hours they met back under the bridge.

Papa fish reported that he had quite a time dodging the boats coming up river and it took all his willpower not to try and eat all the tasty treats being offered at the end of many shiny lines along the pier. By the time he got out to the lake he barely had any energy left and said he was feeling Lake Sick.

Mama fish reported that she zigged and zagged up the river looking for whatever deep spots she could find. She too was tempted by treats offered at the end of a shiny line coming from what looked like two posts standing together upright in the water. After all this exploring and avoiding the posts in the warm river water she was thoroughly tuckered out and said she was feeling River Sick.

Teen fish reported he had quite the adventure. He swam upstream through the warm waters, past the posts with their treats on the shiny lines. He had a sense that for some reason this was what he was meant to do. Finally he reached Denny’s Dam. There the water was rushing over the dam with great speed and force.

He swam with all his might, jumping into the air to try and get closer to the dam. He felt compelled to to get over the dam by some force he could not describe.

After all the jumping and swimming against the rushing waters exhaustion overtook his drive to go further upstream and he headed back to his parents under the bridge. With the little energy he had left he said he was feeling Dam Sick!

Enjoy the pictures!

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