Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for August, 2012

Beam Me Up

Fallen beam in abandoned stone building

Beam Me Up

This old stone building in Elora Ontario is full of fallen beams and vegetation with lots of photo possibilities.

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

Capture the Colour

I have been nominated by Chillbrook to enter the Capture the Colour contest being run by TravelSupermarket.comThe idea of the competition is to publish a blog post containing 5 photographs that capture the following 5 colours – Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red, to give each picture a caption and to write a little about each photograph. All these photographs have been taken in and around the area I live in Ontario Canada.


This shot was taken at the marina in Bronte Ontario. The reflections in the blue water caught my attention as I love the abstract art that can be found in nature.


This is the front door to a business in the Village of St. Jacobs called Artefacts. I love the texture and colour. Inside you can find all sorts of interesting Artefacts.


We came across these yellow paddle boats while walking around lake Victoria in Stratford Ontario. You can rent them out and go for a leisurely paddle around the lake. Stratford has many interesting shops and gardens to visit.


This chair is sitting on the shore of Colpy’s Bay near Wiarton Ontario. The air was crisp and even though we did not get a lot of snow this past winter the blue chair is a nice contrast to the white snow.


This is one of the most historic landmarks in Waterloo County – The Kissing Bridge. The red exterior is visible from a distance and is maintained mostly by volunteers.   The sun was at a good angle and with no leaves on the trees to obstruct the view the whole bridge was visable. Below is the description from the Township of Woolwich web Site.

You are suppose to nominate 5 other bloggers to enter this contest but since this is the last day to post I will not be able to do this but I do hope you will check out the other bloggers who are following me.



Elora Bistro

This little Bistro is in Elora – Just waiting for some customers to enjoy the afternoon.

3 Exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz adjust, Poster Edge filter, Noiseware, Lightroom preset. Basically played around with it till I liked it.

Elora Gorge David Street Bridge

Elora Gorge David Street Bridge

Elora Gorge David Street Bridge

This is the David Street Bridge spanning the Irvine River portion of the Gorge.

“The first bridge in this location over the Elora Gorge was a simple wooden span built over the winter of 1847-48, while the second was a bowstring bridge completed in 1859. The third version, built in 1867, incorporated a stone central pier, which has become the bridge’s defining architectural feature.

The current bridge was constructed in 2005 and is the sixth bridge in this location. Local
residents insisted that it retain the historic central pier, even though the pier no longer
supports the bridge structure. For walkers, the bridge provides one of the most scenic
views of the Irvine River portion of the Elora Gorge. If you enter the Elora Gorge
Conservation Area and take the time to hike up the gorge (in the summer when river
flows are low), the view looking up at the David Street bridge from river level is truly


3 exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz adjust, Lighroom

Garden Gate

Garden Gate

Garden Gate

This garden gate is in Elora Ontario. Wood stone and metal. Give nature a little time to work on it and they come together beautifully.

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

Stone Wall and Vines

Stone Wall and Vines

Stone Wall and Vines

Took a little tour around the village of Elora the other day and I liked the texture and the vines on this stone wall.

Wedding Day

First Dance

First Dance

On Saturday my Daughter got married! She looked beautiful. We couldn’t be more happy for them. Everyone had a wonderful time and everything went as planned.