Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for May, 2013

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

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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.