Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for January, 2015

St. Jacobs Dam Sunset

St. Jacobs Dam Sunset

St. Jacobs Dam Sunset

Today I got an email from a friend telling me that the water going over the St. Jacobs Dam was starting to freeze. Our own mini Niagara Falls she said. With that information I planned to go after work to take a few shots. I was curious about where the sun was setting this time of year in relation to the dam so I went to my favorite website, The Photographers Ephemeris  to find out. I was in luck! The sun would be setting in line with the falls. All I needed now was a good sunset.
I arrived with time to set up and as the sun went I took shots from several angles. I was not disappointed. This is one of my favorites.
Thanks Marion for the suggestion! I’ll have to keep an eye on this location to see if the frozen falls expands.

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Wiarton Winter Sunrise

Wiarton Winter Sunrise

Wiarton Winter Sunrise

This is a follow up to my previous post – Sunrise Surprise. While I still had a few minutes to capture the sunrise I scooted down the shore and found this snow covered cedar with a young tree poking through. It provided an interesting foreground for this shot. Colpoy’s Bay was frozen over but not enough to go out on the ice. What a beautiful way to start the day.


Sunrise Surprise

Sunrise Surprise - Wiarton

Sunrise Surprise – Wiarton

I was in Wiarton Ontario this weekend (about 2 hr’s north of where I live) to take some winter photos. The weather prediction was for overcast skies but I got out early in hopes of at least some good light. To my surprise the clouds opened up at the horizon and allowed for few minutes of a beautiful surprise sunrise. I just got out of the car and was lucky to get this shot before it disappeared.

Later throughout the morning there were a few more times the sun poked through but the rest of the weekend was indeed overcast and actually rainy on Sunday. Despite the weather I think it was a successful weekend and I will share a few more shots in the coming days.


Sunset Tree

Sunset Tree

Sunset Tree

A late December Sunset before the snow arrived. I like the way the tree seems to be directing the clouds off to the north.


The Boot & the Bottle

The Boot & the Bottle

The Boot & the Bottle

The boot sold his soul for the bottle and this is where they ended up.


Forest Sunset

Forest Sunset

Forest Sunset

Although this looks like a late fall shot it was actually taken Dec. 28th. This time last year we had quite a bit more snow! It won’t be long before this is snow covered and when it is I will try to get back and take another shot.