Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for June, 2013

Happy Canada Day Weekend

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Happy Canada Day from Colpoy’s Bay

The weather is perfect here in Wiarton on Colpoy’s Bay. We are spending the weekend here relaxing and taking photo’s.


One Man Band

One Man Band

One Man Band

I grabbed a shot of this guy in the subway in New York.
I used the Photoshop Fractalius plug in filter and then the oil paint filter to create the effect.


11 Tears

11 Tears 9/11 Memorial in the American Express Office

11 Tears 9/11 Memorial in the American Express Office

While walking around the perimeter of the  9/11 site this year we happened to go into the American Express office building and discovered this moving memorial.  “11 Tears,” a memorial honoring 11 American Express employees who died on 9/11, located in the company’s headquarters in the lobby of 3 World Financial Center. Suspended above an 11-sided granite pool is a 600-pound quartz stone, carved into an 11-sided teardrop. Eleven drops of water fall into the pool periodically, creating intersecting ripples. Victims’ names and words chosen by their loved ones are etched on the stone.
These words are in memory of Karen Renda, 52, American Express Travel agent.

 


Classic Manhattan

Manhattan Municipal Building

Manhattan Municipal Building

This is classic Manhattan. Locate at 1 Centre Street in New York City, the Manhattan Municipal Building is a 40-story building built to accommodate increased governmental space demands after the 1898 consolidation of the city’s five boroughs.Wikipedia
I shot this as a vertical panorama stitched together with CS6.


Look Up – Way up

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

We were able to walk the Brooklyn Bridge during our New York trip this time. It is an amazing structure.

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


Thomson Meter Co.

Thomson Meter Co.

Thomson Meter Co.

This building in in Brooklyn at the corner of  Washington and York. It is tough to get the whole building in one shot so I took four shots and merged them in Photoshop.


Mirrors and Rust

Mirrors and Rust

Mirrors and Rust

This building is along the High Line in New York. Covered with mirrored glass and rusting steel plate it creates an interesting visual treat.

This is a 3 exposure HDR using Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz Adjust.


Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridge over troubled water

Bridge Over Troubled Water

This was shot on my last trip to New York from the High Line. I am reminded of Simon and Garfunkel’s lyrics:

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I’ll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down


Vertigo

Vertigo NYC

Vertigo NYC

This was shot from the 19th floor terrace balcony of our hotel in New York City.


Peter Pan – Carl Schurz Park

Peter Pan - Carl Schurz Park NYC

Peter Pan – Carl Schurz Park NYC

This is a bronze statue of Peter Pan in the Carl Schurz Park, New York City. It was to be the location of my Daughters Wedding but tropical storm Andrea didn’t allow it. The alternate location proved to be just as lovely.

This is a 3 exposure HDR processed in Photomatix, Lightroom, and Photoshop.


1 Line NYC

The 1 Line NYC

The 1 Line NYC

The number 1 Line speeds into the 42nd Street Subway station in NYC. New York’s subway system can be a little intimidating for a small town guy like me but it didn’t take too long to figure it out. So long as I had a map of the system with me I found it to be a pretty efficient way to get around the city.


Grand Central Station NYC

Grand Central Station NYC

Grand Central Station NYC

One of the last places we went to see in NYC was Grand Central Station. It truly is a magnificent building.

This is a 5 image HDR panorama with each image made up of 3 exposures. Shot handheld. Processed in Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop, and Topaz adjust.


New York Wedding

New York Wedding Emily & Chris

New York Wedding Emily & Chris

I have been in New York this past week. My daughter got married on Friday. Despite the rain it was a wonderful day. Emily looked beautiful!!