Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for November, 2012

Take Out

Take Out

Take Out

Next in our Toronto Street photography adventure I caught this chef cooking up some noodles in Chinatown. The kitchen overlooked the street allowing one to see how it’s done.


Keeping Warm

Keeping Warm on the streets of Toronto

Another interesting gentleman making ends meet on the streets of Toronto. He was pleased to have his picture taken for some change. Again I missed the opportunity to make conversation and get to know something about him.


Berry Picking

Berry Picking

Berry Picking in Kensington Market

Here is another in the Toronto Street Photography series. This was shot on the move as we walked along. I didn’t look through the viewfinder just pointed the camera in her direction and fired of a shot. Sometimes you get lucky. She did turn out a little under exposed in the original but shooting in RAW allows you to bring back those details in the shadows.


Street Aviator

Street Aviator

Street Aviator

This street photography shot took me out of my comfort zone because I actually asked this gentleman if I could take his picture. For some change in his cup it was no problem. The aviator glasses, the eagle pin on his hat and a face full of character made him an ideal subject. Like I said I was out of my comfort zone actually asking a stranger if I could take their picture that I forgot the obvious. That was to take the time to have a conversation with him. Find out his story or even his name. Next time I’ll take the time.


Santa Incognito

Santa Incognito

Santa Incognito

A friend and I went to Toronto on Saturday to try out some street photography. We had a great day and covered a lot of ground. We went on foot from Union Station up to Yonge and Dundas, over to China Town and Kensington Market, then to Toronto City Hall. I found Santa incognito at the Eaton’s Centre. The proof is in the sweet shirt he is wearing. It say’s Believe!
Only one month to Christmas! Believe!


Hints of the Past

Old mill stone and spoked wheel

Hints of the Past

This was taken along the river bank in Fergus. The old mill stone and what is left of an old spoked car wheel was an unexpected find. They are hints of the past activities in this area.


Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train

Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train

Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train

The stream train was heading back from Elmira to St. Jacobs and was about to cross Hwy 85. Dozens of cars were stopped and people were out taking pictures. I like the nostalgic look of the Black and White effect. The Waterloo Central Railway did a great job restoring this engine. If you are ever in St. Jacobs come and check it out!


NYC Church

Exterior NYC Church Jesus

Exterior NYC Church – Jesus

I was going through some old files and this caught my eye. It was taken in 2009 in New York . The stone carving on some of the large Churches is amazing.


Gladiolus

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

Gladiolus always bring back childhood memories for me. My grandparents planted row on row of these in their garden on the farm and my parents planted them in their garden. For some reason I never carried on the tradition. Just might have to do something about that!


Show Time

Photo Exhibit

Photo Exhibit at the Woolwich Township Hall in Elmira

Last night was the opening of my photo exhibit at the Woolwich Township Hall in Elmira. Thanks to all that came out and for your generous comments. The show will be on display till the end of January so let your friends know there is still time to see it.


Friday’s Art Exhibit

Elmira - Chemtura Building

End of the Line – Chemtura Elmira

This photo will be part of my first solo exhibit taking place Friday November 16th at the Woolwich Township Hall, 24 Church St. Elmira. Come out between 5:30 and 9:30 pm. There will be 21 prints on display. Refreshments and snacks! Looking forward to seeing you!

 


Shadowfax

White Horse

Shadowfax – Calhoun Stables – Durant Road, Woolwich

This is one I shot this past spring. The name Shadowfax comes from the Lord of the Rings. Shadowfax is a white horse that only Gandalf can ride. His horse will not tolerate a bridle or saddle, comprehends human speech, runs faster than the wind, and possesses extraordinary courage. I’m not sure what the actual name of this horse is but it thought it fit.

This picture will also be on display at the exhibit in Elmira.

 


Remember

Wiarton Cenotaph

Wiarton Cenotaph

November 11th – Remembrance Day here in Canada. We give thanks for this great country and Remember all who sacrificed to keep it that way. My parents are from the Netherlands and the people of Holland are forever grateful for the roll Canada played in their Liberation.

This picture was taken Last year in Wiarton Ontario

Side note: I have added a Gallery – Check the menu in the upper right of the page


Woolwich Local Art Program

Pictures hung Woolwich Local Art Program

Imagine – Photo Exhibit at the Woolwich Township Hall

Hanging Pictures for the Woolwich Local Art Program Exhibit

Hanging Pictures for the Woolwich Local Art Program Exhibit

This evening we put on display 18 of my photographs at the Woolwich Township Hall – 24 Church Street West Elmira, Ontario.  I have titled this exhibit “Imagine” because it is a word that embodies the creative process from composing the photo to creating the image.


Colpoyp’s Panorama

Colpoy's Bay Panorama

Colpoy’s Bay 180 deg. Panorama

This panorama of Colpoy’s Bay was made up of 13 images stitched together. The small size limit of this blog doesn’t do it justice but if you click on the image you will get a slightly larger size. The view is 180 degrees  from end of the bay to the west to the mouth of the bay to the east.


Exhibit Favorites

Abandoned Bottles

Abandoned Bottles

It was interesting to listen to people talk about the photo’s in the Studio Tour Exhibit this weekend. This one turned out to be one of the favorites. We had fun meeting the people touring the various studio’s and we had a lot of positive feed back. Thanks to all who came out.

The next show is Nov. 16th 5pm to 9pm in Elmira at the Township Administration Building. Christmas is just around the corner and you might see something you like!


Studio Tour

Studio Tour Exhibit

Studio Tour Exhibit

Studio Tour Exhibit

Studio Tour Exhibit

Tomorrow is the 9th Annual Rural Routes Studio Tour featuring Artists from Baden, New Hamburg, New Dundee, and the surrounding villages and countryside.

10 AM to 5PM
Saturday and Sunday Nov. 3rd and 4th 2012

I am a guest Artist at Rick Schmidt’s studio “Gifts from the Heart”
555 Snyder’s Road East, Baden Ontario. Everything is setup and ready to go. Looking forward to meeting all those who can come out.