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)
  • Creative Machining
  • Flame Out
  • Alberta Gift Show
  • Swan at Harrison Park, Owen Sound
  • Wiarton Winter Sunrise
  • Sunrise Surprise - Wiarton
  • Sunset Tree
  • The Boot & the Bottle

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Creative Machining

Creative Machining

Creative Machining

A couple of days ago I posted Flamed Out – the car and trailer we spotted on the side of Hwy 2 between Calgary and Edmonton Alberta. We had fun shooting from all angles and this is the car on the other side of the trailer. According to a sign posted beside this spot, Creative Machining offered “On Site Portable Machining Services”. I can just imagine this guy pulling into some farm with his trailer and spending a few days tending to the machining needs of the farmer. Creative indeed!

Flamed Out!

Flame Out

Flamed Out

As I mentioned in my last post I have been in Alberta this past week. We flew into Calgary and picked up the rental car and headed up Hwy 2 to Edmonton. Just past Red Deer Rick and I both spotted this car in a field at the side of the road. The proverbial question popped into our heads. Do we turn around? That would make a great picture!  Now, this is a four lane Highway so you can’t just turn around on the spot. At the next cut off we just had to go back. Fifteen minutes later we parked as far off the Highway as we could and trudged through the snow to get our shots of this Flamed Out Car!

Alberta Gift Show

Alberta Gift Show

Alberta Gift Show

It’s been a little while since I have posted anything and one reason is that I have been in western Canada the past week at the Edmonton Gift Fair. This is a picture of the Gifts From the Heart booth owned by Rick and Mary Schmidt (Rick is in the photo). They are distributing some of my photos and I went out with Rick to help with the show and then take some pictures which I will be posting soon. You can check out their web site here http://giftsfromtheheart.ca/ and if you want to see the collection of my pictures here is the link http://giftsfromtheheart.ca/product-tag/neil-de-boer/

Swan

Swan at Harrison Park, Owen Sound

Swan at Harrison Park, Owen Sound

A few weekends ago I was in Harrison Park, Owen Sound where there are quite a few waterfowl in and around the pond. This swan sitting in the snow preening its feathers caught my eye. The beauty and simplicity of white on white was a pleasure to watch and photograph.

Honorable Mention – Doors Open Ontario

Each summer my wife and I visit various locations made open to the public by Doors Open Ontario. As stated on their web site, “Every year, Doors Open Ontario attracts large crowds across Ontario. From April to October, residents and visitors are invited to discover first-hand Ontario’s hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public.” It is a great opportunity to take pictures of places you may not otherwise get access to.

Every year they have a photo contest you can enter by simply uploading your photos to their Flickr account. This year I am honoured to have received honourable mention in the objects category  for two photos I took at the Schnurr General Store in Linwood. The bike and the skates are two of the numerous objects the general store has on display representing it’s rich history in the town of Linwood.

Schnurr General Store bike

Schnurr General Store bike

Schnurr General Store skates

Schnurr General Store skates

St. Jacobs Dam Sunset

St. Jacobs Dam Sunset

St. Jacobs Dam Sunset

Today I got an email from a friend telling me that the water going over the St. Jacobs Dam was starting to freeze. Our own mini Niagara Falls she said. With that information I planned to go after work to take a few shots. I was curious about where the sun was setting this time of year in relation to the dam so I went to my favorite website, The Photographers Ephemeris  to find out. I was in luck! The sun would be setting in line with the falls. All I needed now was a good sunset.
I arrived with time to set up and as the sun went I took shots from several angles. I was not disappointed. This is one of my favorites.
Thanks Marion for the suggestion! I’ll have to keep an eye on this location to see if the frozen falls expands.

Wiarton Winter Sunrise

Wiarton Winter Sunrise

Wiarton Winter Sunrise

This is a follow up to my previous post – Sunrise Surprise. While I still had a few minutes to capture the sunrise I scooted down the shore and found this snow covered cedar with a young tree poking through. It provided an interesting foreground for this shot. Colpoy’s Bay was frozen over but not enough to go out on the ice. What a beautiful way to start the day.

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