Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for April, 2013

Thistlepod

Thistlepod Abstract

Thistlepod Abstract

This is a bit of an abstract shot of thistle pods shot against a sunset with a grungy texture added.


West Montrose Covered Bridge Update

West Montrose Covered Bridge - The Kissing Bridge

West Montrose Covered Bridge – The Kissing Bridge

The West Montrose Covered Bridge is open to traffic after undergoing repairs to a cracked support beam. The Region of Waterloo has placed a load limit of three tonnes, or 3,00 kg (6,600 lbs). Vehicles within the load limit and permitted to cross the bridge are: motorcycles, cars (not towing a trailer) and horse and buggies travelling at a walking pace. Pedestrians and cyclists may also use the bridge. You can learn more about the bridge at the Region of Waterloo website  http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/discoveringTheRegion/West_Montrose_Covered_Bridge.asp

This is a 3 exposure HDR processed in Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz adjust


Old Pulley

Old Pulley

Old Pulley

I found this old pulley on the side of the store Artifacts in St. Jacobs.


Reflective Abstract

Reflective Abstract

Reflective Abstract

A little experimentation today. This abstract was created from a photo of a building in downtown Toronto, Ontario.


Golden Reflection

Golden Reflection

Golden Reflection

This is taken below the pond in the village of Baden. The spring water was high and nature is just waiting for the temperature rise a little so the new growth can begin!


Galt Public Library

Galt Public Library

Galt Public Library

This is the old Galt Public Library  is a Carnegie Library building – built in 1903 and served as the Library till 1969. It is one of the many wonderful historic buildings in downtown Galt/Cambridge.

3 exposure HDR, Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop and Topaz adjust.


Abandoned Lawn Swing

Abandoned Lawn Swing - Colpoy's Bay

Abandoned Lawn Swing – Colpoy’s Bay

This abandoned lawn swing sits on the shores of Colpoy’s Bay near Wiarton Ontario. I felt the grungy look of the swing warranted a grungy texture and frame

Created from a single raw image adjusted in Lightroom with the texture layer added in Photoshop.


St. Jacobs Dam

St. Jacobs Dam

St. Jacobs Dam

I came across this took this picture a few years ago and decided to process it. It was taken with my old Canon Rebel. I was a beautiful still evening. Perfect for great reflections.

3 Exposure HDR, Lightroom, Photoshop, various filters.


Painted Feathers

Painted Feathers

Painted Feathers

The beautiful colours and textures of the Mallard Duck


Glass Block

Glass Block

Glass Block

Something a little different today. The broken glass block caught my eye along with the partially painted cement block. Makes an interesting study in lines and colour.

Started with a 3 exposure HDR finished with various filters in Photoshop and adjustments in Lightroom.


Fire Alarm

Fire Alarm

Fire Alarm

This old Grinnell Automatic Sprinkler Fire Alarm can be found on the side of the Old Button Factory in Waterloo.

3 Exposure HDR, Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz and OnOne filters.


Treasure

Treasure

Treasure

One of the many Treasures you can find in St. Jacobs!

3 exposure HDR, Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop texture blend and various filters


Fallen Column

Fallen Column Top

Fallen Column Top

Found this interesting Column Top outside the Artifacts store in St. Jacobs

HDR in Photomatix, textures in Photoshop and OnOne


Coal Chute

Coal Chute

Coal Chute

Uptown Waterloo Ontario.. This coal chute which dates back to 1902 can be found at #4 King St. South which was known as the Commercial Block on the 1861 Waterloo map. The block was built in 1857. #4 was originally an Pharmacy.


Numus @ the Button Factory

Numus @ the Button Factory

Numus @ the Button Factory

After the Uptown Waterloo Once Around The Block tour we had the privilege of experiencing Numus (New Music Now) in the Button Factory Studio. As quoted from their web site “NUMUS invites audiences to explore the bold sounds and ideas of a new generation of composers and performers while celebrating the innovators of the past.” For the day they called themselves The Button Factory Band. They were all excellent musicians and the compositions where playful, interesting, complicated, and artistic. It was a joy to watch and listen to them paint with sound. While taking these pictures I was more or less stuck in one spot and I feed off their creativity to come up with shots that focused on the interaction of their hands and the instruments.