Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for March, 2012

Lost Souls


Lost Souls

I found this shed behind a burn out farm house in Elmira. It’s at the same place as the love seat I posted earlier. Amongst the chaotic pile of junk sat these old boots neatly placed as if someone had taken them off – carefully set them aside and went and sat on the old love seat.  Now these lost souls wait patiently  for their owner to return.

3 Exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz and Lightroom

Branching Out

Branching out

Branching Out

I posted this tree once before in B&W. This time there was a beautiful sunset that lined up nicely. This tree is trying to branch out all over the place. I don’t think it’s working to well for it. We can probably learn a lesson here in that if we don’t prune back the unnecessary things in our lives we can end up branching out all over the place and not be very productive.

This is a 3 exposure HDR, Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz.

Troll Bridge

Troll Bridge

Under the Troll Bridge

This evening I when on a photo walk in Cambridge with my friend Anthony. I thought I might be able to get a shot of the infamous Cambridge Troll. I crept down under this bridge hoping to find him. Since Trolls are very camera shy his spies must have informed him of my approach and he was gone. The only evidence of this being his lair is the depression on the ground under the bridge where he sits. You can see it on the right side of the picture.   O well, maybe next time.

This is a 3 Exposure HDR. Processed in Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz and Lightroom.

April is Daffodil Month


April is Daffodil Month

I may be rushing things here a little but the warm weather has brought out the daffodils early this year. I took this today so heads up! April is Daffodil month. Please keep the Canadian Cancer Society in mind and support them in what ever way you can.

I’ll keep an eye out for you!

Old wooden Owl

I'll keep an Eye out for you!

We went for a walk around the village this evening and came across this guy. Looks like someone has been picking his brain too!

Antique Pump

Antique water pump

Antique Water Pump

Found this antique water pump in St. Jacobs on Sunday when we took a walk around the Village. It’s water pumping days may be over but it’s rustic beauty endures. Anyone know what the BT stands for? I did a quick search but could not find anything.

3 Exposure HDR, Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz


Abandoned Stable

Abandoned Stable

Abandoned Stable

This abandoned stable is at the same location as the burnt house in Scone. I can just imagine the livestock taking shelter here on a stormy day.

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