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.


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.


Snow Falls

Snow Falls

Snow Falls

Located on the Conestogo River just outside of St. Jacobs Ontario, this damn forms the head of the mill race that used to bring water power to the flour mill. The cold weather and snow has frozen the river up stream and with the recent warm temperatures and rain the falls are putting on a nice display.

 


Water Fountain Rest

Water Fountain Rest

Water Fountain Rest

Whether alone or shared, sitting by a fountain can bring a sense of peace in a hectic environment. Like a waterfall the sound of moving water can be very calming.

This was taken last year in the Eatons Centre –  Toronto, Ontario


Finding Direction

Finding Direction

Finding Direction

Everyone has a different sense of direction. Where do you get yours or are you still looking?

Shot last year in the Eatons Centre Toronto, Ontario.


Winter Photo Challenge Results!

Seeingspots Photography issued a challenge to shot some winter scenes. Since I had not been out shooting much I decided to take the challenge. Here are the results of those who contributed.


Geometric Rust

Geometric Rust

Geometric Rust

This rusty old bridge is not to far from where I live and I finally took the time to take a few shots of it this fall. There is nothing like the rich textures of rusting steel!


The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and The Lamb

The Lion and The Lamb

This past summer the The Waterloo Regional Police Service officially unveiled its new north division station. At the front entrance you are greeted by a bronze statue of the lion and the lamb designed by Ernest Daetwyler, which borrows the two animals from the police insignia. The lamb represents youth getting it’s first shaky legs of independence, while the lion represents the community and the establishment, watchful and protective of youth.

For me, what I first thought of when I first saw this beautiful installation was the Biblical representation of the Lion and the Lamb.


Tree on a Hill

Lone Tree

Lone Tree

Tree on a Hill
Well rooted and steady
Ready to take what life has to impart
But Alone

But not Really
It is one with the Earth
It’s roots feasting on its bounty
The winter – a time of rest
The spring – a time of renewal
The summer – a time to grow
The Autumn – a time to sow

I think we may have a lot to learn from this lone Tree!

 


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year1

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. This is a shot of Times Square I took this summer.