Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for January, 2014

Old Double Doors

Old Double Doors

Old Double Doors

Love the textures of old paint, bricks, windows, and ivy.

The location is Chemtura in Elmira, Ontario.

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Red Rose Tea

Red Rose Tea

Red Rose Tea

I found this clever little garden ornament in a neighbours garden. It has been wonderfully repurposed!


Bethesda Fountain

Bethesda Fountain

Bethesda Fountain

Angel of the Water
Blessing the Pool
Purity of the Water
Brings healing powers

This shot of the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York was taken last summer. It’s history is very interesting.

“Rising from Bethesda Terrace is Bethesda Fountain, with the famous Angel of the Waters statue atop. The statue references the Gospel of John, which describes an angel blessing the Pool of Bethesda and giving it healing powers. The fountain commemorates the Croton water system, which first brought fresh water to New York City in 1842. The angel carries a lily in her left hand — a symbol of the water’s purity, very important to a city that had previously suffered from a devastating cholera epidemic before the system was established. The piece is the only statue that was commissioned for the Park. Created by Emma Stebbins, it also marked the first time a woman received a public art commission in New York City. ”
Quoted from the official Central Park website http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/south-end/bethesda-fountain.html


Who are these People?

NY Performers

Yesterday I posted a portion of this picture showing just their shoes and wondered if you could guess what their profession was. Now that you can see the rest of the shot it still is not clear. I shot this in Central Park New York and I waited around to see what they would do but they were in a long conversation with someone just off camera so unfortunately I cannot give you a definate answer. My assumption is that they were street performers. They definitely had interesting costumes.


These Shoes Were Made For ??

footware

Quite often you can tell a person’s occupation by their footwear. Some obvious ones would be Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ballerina, Construction worker, Athlete. But what about these two?

Tomorrow I’ll post the full picture and we’ll see if that sheds any light on it!


Apple Orchard Blues

Apple Orchard Blues

Apple Orchard Blues

Apple Orchard Blues

No Red
No Green
Just winter Blues


Riverscape

Riverscape

Riverscape

This panoramic shot was taken at the same location as yesterdays shot of the Conestogo River just outside of St. Jacobs Ontario.

It is made up of 5 HDR images. Each HDR (high dynamic range) image is made up of 3 exposures.