Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for January, 2013

Chained Light

Chained Light

Chained Light

This was taken at a Mennonite cemetery. The shadows caught my eye as we drove by and I had to stop and take the shot.


Winter Stream

Winter Stream

Winter Stream

Another shot taken last weekend near Millbank. The water contrasts nicely with fresh fallen snow.


Snow Globe

Snow Globe

Snow Globe

This is my first attempt at creating a sphere photo. The original shot was taken at the same spot just outside Millbank where the horses and sleigh was taken. I found a tutorial for this technique on Leanne Cole’s blog. Check her out! She has some great tips and tricks on her site.  http://leannecolephotography.com/2012/10/01/making-the-world-go-around-tutorial/. These spheres can result in some interesting perspectives.


Sleigh Ride

Horse and Sleigh

Sleigh Ride

I was out taking some winter shots near the village of Millbank today and these guys came down the road. I find it interesting that the horses saw me standing off to the side of the road from a fair distance away. As you can see from this shot they were keeping an eye on me.


Brownie Collection

Brownie cameras

Brownie Collection

This is my little Brownie camera collection. Picked them up here and there. I think the first camera I used as a kid was the Brownie Hawkeye that my parents had. My first SLR was my wife’s (then girlfriend) Pentax K1000.
What was your first camera?


THE

Word THE on the side of building

THE

THE – In this context the word “the” asks more questions than it answers. The rest of the story was no longer visible on this building. My question to you is where is this? I will narrow it down for you. Where in St. Jacobs Ontario Canada is this?


Market Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Market Tomatoes

The temperature has dropped and it’s snowy outside so I was looking through some shots from this summer and I came across this one from the St. Jacobs Farmers Market. I’m not trying to rush winter along but it’s nice to have something to look forward to.

 


Snow and Ice

Snow and Ice

Snow and Ice

The weather has been typically Canadian the past few weeks. If you don’t like it wait 5 minutes and it will have changed. We have had Sun Snow Rain and Ice. This evening it has been raining and by tomorrow it is supposed to be snowing. At least it is not boring!


Anchors Away

Anchor and Boat

Anchors Away

This was taken at the harbor in Owen Sound. It is part of the Marine and Rail Museum there.

This is an 3 exposure HDR with a oil paint filter in Photoshop


Ducky

Duck in River

Life is just Ducky

Another picture from Harrison Park in Owen Sound. This duck was swimming in the river and stopped for a moment on this shallow rock.

I applied an oil painting filter in Photoshop.


Weavers Creek Boardwalk

Weavers Creek Boardwalk

Weavers Creek Boardwalk

Here we are back at Harrison Park in Owen Sound. As I mentioned in my Weavers Creek Falls post, access to the falls is short trek made easily via this boardwalk. It is accessible all year round. The sound of running water and the birds calling make this walk peaceful and calming. Walking in the bush and on the beach are two of my favorite things.


The Chi-Chemaun

The Chi-Cheemaun Ferry

The Chi-Cheemaun Ferry

MS Chi-Cheemaun is a passenger and car ferry in Ontario, Canada, which traverses Lake Huron between Tobermory on Bruce Peninsula and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island. Wikipedia
During the winter they keep her in the port of Owen Sound. It is a good thing that they put that chain and padlock on or might have been tempted to take her out for a spin!


Weavers Creek Falls

Weavers Creek Falls

Weavers Creek Falls

Weavers Creek Falls is located in Harrison Park, Owen Sound. The short trek back to the falls is made easily via a boardwalk. It is accessible all year round. Harrison park is a beautiful spot and the the falls make a beautiful side trip from the main park area.
Is that a giant eye peeking out from behind the falls!! Might it be a Dragon’s Den!


Spurred On

Spurred On

Spurred On

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather with a cold that just doesn’t want to go away. I was looking through the archives from last year and this image “Spurred” me on to make a post!
I didn’t do to much post processing. A little work in Lightroom. A little spice from Topaz adjust and there you go!

Hope every one is have a good start to the New Year. I am upgrading my computer so more on that when I get it.