Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for May, 2013

Skull

Skull

Skull

Found this skull hanging in a feed shed on the farm. Makes you wonder what the story is behind it.


Turkey Portrait

Turkey Portrait

Turkey Portrait

As the saying goes – He has a face only a Mother could love! This turkey was massive. Glad he was in a pen because he seemed rather aggressive.


Lovely Lashes

Lovely Lashes

Lovely Lashes

We were out at a farm in Baden last night photographing the horses and other barnyard animals. This beauty has great eyelashes!


Blackbird Singing

Blackbird Singing

Blackbird Singing

Some creative inspiration from the Beatles.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.


Hawkesville Panorama

Hawkesville Panorama

Hawkesville Panorama

A dramatic sky always looks great in a panorama.

This is made up of 4 – HDR 3 exposure shots. HDR in Photomatix. Panorama in Photoshop.


Blossom Art

Blossom Art

Blossom Art

The apple blossoms are just fantastic this year. Last year we lost at least 80% of the apple crop in this area due to a very warm March followed by a frost when the blossoms came out. Looks like there will be a bumper crop this year!

Processed with Lightroom, Photoshop, and FotoSketcher.


Calvary Steeple

Calvary Steeple

Calvary Steeple

As we walked around St. Jacobs (Ontario) the other day my wife says, “Look at the steeple of our old church. Take a picture.” Sometimes I don’t see the picture that she see’s but I took the shot anyway. I started playing with some post processing on it tonight and I think it turned out to be an interesting shot. So as usual I will say – You are right Elizabeth!

Processed in Lightroom, Photoshop and OnOne Perfect Effects.


Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms celebrating Spring!

Apple Blossoms celebrating Spring!

Spring is here and the apple blossoms are in bloom! This verse seem appropriate for this time of year.
We are celebrating the Victoria Day Weekend here in Canada. Victoria Day celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday (May 24th). Canada is still a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, of which the Queen is head.
Victoria Day is always on a Monday, and thus the holiday is part of a long weekend, which is commonly referred to as the Victoria Day Weekend, the May Long Weekend, the May Long, or the May Two-Four (a case of beer there is called a “two-four” and many of these are consumed over the holiday). The weekend is also called the May 24th weekend, although it does not necessarily fall on May 24th.
The Victoria Day Weekend always falls on the weekend before Memorial Day in the U.S. Reference from About.com


Day is Done

Day is Done

Day is Done

Here is another shot of the sunset taken in Hawkesville. I like the contrast between the colours of the sunset and the monochrome tree.

HDR 3 exposures. Photomatix, Photoshop and Lightroom


River Sunset

River Sunset

River Sunset

I could see the potential for a nice sunset this evening so I jumped in the van and searched for a good location. I ended up here at the river in Hawkesville.

HDR 3 exposures. Edit in Photomatix, and Lightroom.


On Guard

On Guard

On Guard

Oh Canada, We stand on Guard for Thee!
This Canada Goose stands on guard as his mate keeps the eggs warm in their huge nest.

Taken on one of the trails at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton.


Chickadee

Chickadee

Chickadee

Chickadees are friendly little birds that will eat out of your hand once they get used to you. This one posed for me at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton Ontario.


Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Although this tree is dead in the water it still can provide interesting lines and reflections that appeal to my eye.

HDR processed with photomatix, lightroom, photoshop and topaz adjust.


Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolia

The beautiful Magnolia trees are in bloom! I love seeing these trees with their big blossoms. It’s a wonderful intro to the summer.


Cardinal

Cardinal

Cardinal

The Cardinal is not usually associated with Spring but this fellow posed for me last week while on a photowalk with some friends at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton.

Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.


New Life

New Life

New Life

A sure sign of spring, the daffodils are in bloom. Here they are one of the first indications of new life bursting forth from the forest floor covered with decaying autumn leaves.