Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for July, 2014

Orange Butterfly

Butterfly

Butterfly

“Do you know
God paints every Butterfly
With His finger”

Emily in the movie The Ultimate Gift


Hole in the Rock – Cypress Lake

Hole in the Rock near the Grotto - Cypress Lake

Hole in the Rock near the Grotto – Cypress Lake

Last week we hiked the trail to the Grotto at Cypress Lake Park in the Bruce Peninsula National Park. This shot is of the hole in the rock which is a smaller grotto near the larger main Grotto. There were so many people in the main Grotto that I didn’t bother to go down and take pictures. I would like to go back in the spring or fall when it is not so busy to get a few shots.

This Grotto did have people going in and out and looking down the hole but with a little patients I was able to get the shot without any people in it.


Inglis Falls – Owen Sound

Inglis Falls

Inglis Falls

I have posted shots of these falls before but this time I was able to get to the base of the falls for a different angle. Located in the Inglis Falls Conservation Area they are the focal point of a beautiful area with some great hiking trails. http://www.greysauble.on.ca/ca_lands/inglisfalls.html


Muskoka Chair Sunset

Muskoka Chair Sunset

Muskoka Chair Sunset

A beautiful sunset a few days ago overlooking Colpoy’s Bay


Morland Place Statues – Doors Open Owen Sound

Morland Place Statues

Morland Place Statues

These statues are cast from concrete on site and are only a few of many different ones to be found at Morland Place – Owen Sound. Morland was part of the Doors Open Tour in Owen Sound this spring. Check their website to see if there is a Doors Open event event near near you.


Vancouver Island – Ocean View

Ocean View

Ocean View

Taken in Victoria British Columbia on Beach Drive. There’s nothing like sitting in a comfortable chair and taking in an Ocean view!


The Crow Contemplates the Cross

The Crow Contemplates the Cross

The Crow Contemplates the Cross

The crow was on the fence
Not knowing which way to turn
While contemplating the Cross


Dead End

Dead End

Dead End

Sometimes life takes you places that test your faith, test your beliefs, test you – and at the time you think you are going down a dead end road.
This quote comes from the movie “Unconditional” and I thought – How True.

About the image. This was an accidental trip of the shutter. I decided to process it anyway thinking it would make an interesting abstract. I was thinking about this quote and was looking for a shot to go with it and this seemed to be the perfect candidate.

By the way: It’s a great movie!


Vancouver Island – Peacock

Peacock

Peacock

We came across this Peacock in a park in Victoria Vancouver Island. He had an eye for the ladies!


Vancouver Island – Empress Hotel

The Empress Hotel

The Empress Hotel

The Amazing Race Canada is a reality television show in which teams race across the country following clues and completing challenges. This years season started in British Columbia. The Empress Hotel in Victoria on Vancouver Island was one of the stops. The challenge was to serve tea in it’s famous tea room. They had to memorize the menu and recite to the guests to get their next clue for the next challenge. All this to say it reminded me of my visit there earlier this year. Here is a shot I took of this famous landmark.


Vancouver Island – Cathedral Grove, Pick-up Sticks

Cathedral Grove - Logs

Cathedral Grove – Logs

I came across this pile of  logs in the Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island this spring. It reminded me of a giant game of Pick-up Sticks!


Doors Open Owen Sound – Morland Place

Morland Place Garage

Morland Place Garage

On the Doors Open Owen Sound tour one of the stops was Morland Place. There was so much to see there. This is a shot of the side of the garage. I will post more pictures and details in a follow up post.


Vancouver Island – Ucluelet Lighthouse

Ucluelet Lighthouse

Ucluelet Lighthouse

Vancouver Island’s West Coast was one of Canada’s most dangerous coastlines – its rocky shores have been the final resting place for dozens of ships earning it the nickname the Graveyard of the Pacific. Amphitrite Lighthouse, built in 1906 was one of several lighthouses constructed to help sailors navigate the region’s treacherous waters. Visit Amphitrite Lighthouse, set against the stunning coastal landscape and admire the Pacific, its rocky shores and the history behind its contruction.
Read more: Amphitrite Lighthouse, Ucluelet, British Columbia http://www.venturevancouver.com/amphitrite-lighthouse-ucluelet-british-columbia#ixzz36MjiYKRn


Vancouver Island – Windswept Tree

Windswept Tree

Windswept Tree – click to see larger

This shot of a windswept tree on the west coast of Vancouver Island seemed to call for a painted effect. After editing in Lightroom and Photoshop I put it in FotoSketcher to come up with this painted version.

Thought you may want to see the original uncropped version with some minor adjustments in Lightroom.

 

Windswept original

Windswept original