Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

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Prints Ready for show

Prints Ready for Art Show

The prints are ready for the Imagine Exhibit at the Woolwich Township Administration Building on November 16th.  Hope those of you in the area can make it out. Check this post for details. Imagine Photo Exhibit

I will also be exhibiting this weekend as a guest artist of Rick Schmidt in the Rural Routes Studio Tour.


Bay Watch

Colpoy's Bay

Bay Watch – Colpoy’s Bay

An early morning fall shot on Colpoy’s Bay. It is a great place to come and calm your soul.

Waterloo Central Railway

Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train

Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train

The Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train was running between St. Jacobs and Waterloo this weekend. I happened to be driving by this trestle bridge as the train was approaching. Despite the rain I got this shot. A little work in Photoshop and a few filters yielded these results.

Stainless Steel Train Car

Stainless Steel train passenger car

Stainless Steel Train Passenger Car

The stainless steel siding on this train passenger car caught my eye when we were in Orangeville Ontario. We were there on a company outing to ride the Credit Valley Explorer. Every one had a great time and the ride down through the Credit Valley was beautiful.




I don’t do much studio work so this was a bit of an experiment shooting this Callalily. We had fun experimenting with different settings. No better way to learn than to just do it! Also did a little processing with light room and Topaz.

Reflecting on Autumn

Autumn tree reflecting in water

Reflecting on Autumn

The colours this Autumn were very nice this year. With the dry summer we had I wondered what the colours would be like and they turned out to be a nice balance of reds through to yellows  . This shot is on Colpoy’s Bay in Wiarton Ontario. Just as a side note Autumn is one of those words that made me hate spelling as a kid. Heck even now it sometimes has me stumped! M and N should only be beside each other in the alphabet.

Colpoy’s Bay Sail and Sun

Colpoy's Bay Sunset

Colpoy’s Sail and Sun

The anchor is set. The sun is setting. It was a beautiful evening on Colpoy’s Bay when I shot this a few weeks ago.

Imagine Photo Exhibit

Imagine Photo Exhibit

Imagine Photo Exhibit

On the evening of Friday November 16th there will be a Gala opening exhibit of my work at the Woolwich Township Administration Building in Elmira Ontario. This is a program that Woolwich Township provides to promote local artists and I am honored to be able to participate. This exhibit will be on display at the Township offices for 3 months. As the date gets closer I will post a gallery of what I will have on display.

I will also showing this same body of work in the Rural Routes Studio Tour on November 3rd and 4th at the Studio of friend and fellow photographer Rick Schmidt. Check out Rick’s work at his web site.

Elmira Bandstand

Elmira Bandstand

Elmira Bandstand

This historic bandstand is in Gore Park, Elmira Ontario. The original is believed to have been built in 1892. Since then it has gone through several rebuilds and restorations. You can read more about it in an article linked below.

Fifty Point Marina

Fifty Point Marina Harbour Entrance

Entrance to Fifty Point Marina

I shot this mid September down on Lake Ontario at the Fifty Point Marina harbour entrance. It was a beautiful day.

Vines and Brick

Vines and Brick

Vines and Brick

The ivy on this old building in Elmira Ontario will soon loose it’s leaves. All that will be left for the winter is a web of vine branches.

Farm Sunset

Sunset - Farm on Three Bridges Rd

Sunset – Farm on Three Bridges Road

I haven’t been posting as often as I would like to this past week. I am getting a collection of images together for a couple of shows in November. Stay tuned for more info on the time and place!
I took this shot a couple of weeks ago just outside of St. Jacobs on the Three Bridges Road.

HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Noiseware, Lightroom


Doors Open Waterloo Region – CIGI Campus

The Centre for International Governance Innovation Waterloo

We arrived at our 9th and final Doors Open Waterloo Region site shortly before 4:oo pm giving us just enough time to grab a few photo’s and talk with the hosts. As stated on their web site “The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. CIGI’s research programs focus on four themes: the global economy; global security; the environment and energy; and global development.”

Again from their site: “A public art installation in the CIGI Campus courtyard, designed by Rhode Island artist Richard Fleischner, features copper markers signifying 19 moments of progress in international governance. The markers have been placed by geographical location onto an unseen map of the world. These events have significantly shaped how individuals and nation-states interact with one another. They were chosen based on their impact on international governance, not just at the moment in time, but in the grander sweep of history.”

The  picture above I took in September of 2011 and the rest in the Gallery below I took the day of the tour.

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So this wraps up the our Doors Open Waterloo Region Tour. I hoped you enjoyed the ride and for those of you in the region – why not join the fun next year!. I hope you will continue to follow my posts as I photograph this wonderful Global Village we live in.

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Doors Open Waterloo Region – The Waterloo Hotel

The Waterloo Hotel - Waterloo Ontario

The Waterloo Hotel – Waterloo Ontario

The Waterloo Hotel was stop number 8 of our Doors Open Waterloo Region Tour. The front part of this building was completed in 1890 so it has been a prominent feature in Waterloo for some time. The building was purchased by the Webers in January of 1997 after it sat vacant for 7 years. It has been painstakingly restored to its Victorian past with modern comforts. The wonderful thing about this tour is finding these treasures that we were unaware of before.

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Next will be the final stop on the tour which took us right to closing time. Stay Tuned!

Doors Open Waterloo Region – The Old Button Factory

The Old Button Factory Exterior

The Old Button Factory Waterloo

The Old Button Factory in Waterloo was our 7th stop on the Doors Open Waterloo Region Tour. Built in 1886 it was home to the buttom manufacturing company of Richard Roschman & Brothers. In 1982 the city of Waterloo designated the building as an architecturally significant and historical landmark. Today it is home to The Waterloo Community Arts Centre offering classes, workshops, and a wide variety of exhibits, performances, and demonstrations to encourage growth in community art.

The Button Factory gives artists a unique space to work out of. Check what they have to offer at their web site.