Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for February, 2012

Good for the Soul

Good for fhe Soul

There is nothing like watching the sunset at the beach. It does your soul good. This was taken at Sauble Beach last September.


Conestoga College 2nd Annual Pow Wow

Conestoga College 2nd Annual Pow Wow

I attended a Pow Wow at Conestoga College this weekend. My daughter Sarah and her fiancé Mike volunteered to help out so I volunteered to take pictures. It was a lot of fun. The dancers were so colourful and the drummers were great. I have 253 photos it took posted here. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104807546607080411183/albums/5713643645718596401

Hope you enjoy them!


The Centre for International Governance Innovation

The Centre for International Governance Innovation Waterloo

The Centre for International Governance Innovation  is the last stop on this mini tour of Waterloo. It is next to the Seagram Lofts and attached to the old Seagram Museum. I think it is a beautiful combination of historic architecture and new. Amazing things happen here. Below is the description from their web site. Click on the link above and watch the video on their site for a good overview of what happens here.

(CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.

CIGI’s research programs focus on four themes: the global economy; the environment and energy; global development; and global security. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion, and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

This is another typical HDR Shot.


Waterloo Central Railway

Waterloo Train Station

This is the next stop on our mini tour of Waterloo. This station is the Waterloo stop for the Waterloo Central Railway which runs restored trains between Waterloo, St. Jacobs and during the Maple Syrup Festival up to Elmira. This station is behind the Clay and Glass Gallery and beside the Perimeter Institute. Tomorrow will be the last in this series and I think the most recently built.

This is a 3 exposure HDR in Photomatix, processed in Photoshop and Topaz.


Knox Presbyterian Church

Knox Presbyterian Church

This is Knox Presbyterian Church and is the next architecturally interesting building in this mini tour of Waterloo. It’s across the road from the Clay and Glass Gallery. This church was recently completed – replacing the previous church built in the 50’s. I think the design fits in well with this area of town.

Tomorrow we will go down the street back toward the Seagram Lofts to look at another building from a different era.

This is a 3 exposure HDR with post processing in Photoshop and Topaz filters.


The Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute and the new Steven Hawking Centre

This picture is a repost but the Perimeter Institute is world renowned. It is next in this series since it is behind the Clay and Glass Gallery that I posted yesterday. You can see the Grist Mill, the Clay and Glass Gallery and the Perimeter Institute standing in one spot. The architecture of this building is quite interesting and it is pretty neat inside. I will have to see if they will let me shot the inside “public” area sometime. Here is a link to the original post. https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/happy-birthday-stephen-hawking/

Stay tuned and tomorrow I will post the next interesting building you can see standing in this one place in Waterloo.

This is a 3 exposure HDR fine tuned in Photoshop and other filters.


The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is literally steps away from the location of the Grist Mill I posted yesterday. It is a public art gallery of  works made of glass, clay, ceramics etc. They have exhibits, workshops and a Gallery Shop. To tell you the truth I have never been in this building. I will have to put that on my list of things to do! Tomorrow I will point my camera in another direction at this same spot and show you a building that is world renowned.

This is a 3 exposure HDR shot with Topaz filter applied.