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)

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Conestogo Heron

On Sunday I went for a bike ride down the trail along the Conestogo River south of St. Jacobs and came across this guy standing watch on the other side of the river. They are usually pretty skittish and fly away at the first sight of a human but he was content to stay put while I took his portrait.

Constogo Heron copy

Gore Park Heritage Bandstand

Gore Park Band Shell Elmira

The Bandstand in Gore Park, Elmira Ont. was originally built in 1912 by A.M. Bowman.
It replaced the original band shell that was built in the late 1800’s

Woolwich Community Lion’s Club supported the latest restoration of this Woolwich Township Heritage building in 2012. More historical information can be found in this article http://observerxtra.com/2/featured/and-the-band-played-on/

I took this photo a few years ago and republish it now with some PhotoArtistry added.

Canada 150 Fireworks

July 1st Canadian’s are celebrating Canada’s 150 years of Confederation. Fireworks are always part of the celebrations so I made my way down to Columbia Lake in Waterloo Ont. for the big show. For 20 minutes the sky was alive with the explosions, pops and sizzles. Here are a few shots I captured.

Alberta Barn

Alberta Barn

Alberta Barn

The barns in Alberta are quite different than here in Ontario. They are generally smaller and the boards run horizontal as opposed to vertically here in Ontario.

We found this abandoned barn east of Edmonton. With the sun shining on it’s face and the windmill in the background I could just imagine a time when a farm family called this property home.

Be Still

Be Still

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything.
A combination of being busy and working on bring some more artistry into my work.

This photo was taken in Alberta on a beautiful August evening.

Be Still and enjoy!

 

The Running Dead- Tractor Cemetery

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The Running Dead

Surrounded by dozens of other scrapped tractors cars and trucks in a forest, this tractor looks like it is trying to power its way out of the grave.

This was taken in August 2016 in Alberta Canada.

Dirty Shorts

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Dirty Shorts – Tofield Alberta Canada

In August of 2016 we stopped to get a few shoots of  the famous “Dirty Shorts” grain elevator in Tofield Alberta Canada. The word Dirty is still visible on the west side of the elevator but sadly the Shorts have faded quite a bit.

This description can be found on the Roadside America.com website:

The elevator was originally called “Shonts,” a one-house location lived in by the elevator agent. One Halloween some local boys changed the name to “shorts.” Several years later some younger boys were more daring and managed to paint the word “dirty” above the word “shorts.”

I have this information from personal experience! The elevator is owned by a local farmer.

[anonymous, 02/14/2008] – See more at: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4092#sthash.dBJfgXup.dpuf

What a fun story to go with great old elevator.

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