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.

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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!