Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

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Yellow Sunset

A shot from this past weekend in Wiarton overlooking Colpoy’s Bay.


Alberta Barn

Alberta Barn

Alberta Barn

The barns in Alberta are quite different than here in Ontario. They are generally smaller and the boards run horizontal as opposed to vertically here in Ontario.

We found this abandoned barn east of Edmonton. With the sun shining on it’s face and the windmill in the background I could just imagine a time when a farm family called this property home.


Be Still

Be Still

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything.
A combination of being busy and working on bring some more artistry into my work.

This photo was taken in Alberta on a beautiful August evening.

Be Still and enjoy!

 


Dirty Shorts

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Dirty Shorts – Tofield Alberta Canada

In August of 2016 we stopped to get a few shoots of  the famous “Dirty Shorts” grain elevator in Tofield Alberta Canada. The word Dirty is still visible on the west side of the elevator but sadly the Shorts have faded quite a bit.

This description can be found on the Roadside America.com website:

The elevator was originally called “Shonts,” a one-house location lived in by the elevator agent. One Halloween some local boys changed the name to “shorts.” Several years later some younger boys were more daring and managed to paint the word “dirty” above the word “shorts.”

I have this information from personal experience! The elevator is owned by a local farmer.

[anonymous, 02/14/2008] – See more at: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4092#sthash.dBJfgXup.dpuf

What a fun story to go with great old elevator.


Snowy Forest

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Snowy Forest

I love walking through a forest with freshly fallen snow. The snow absorbs the sound making it so quiet and peaceful.

This was taken near Wiarton Ontario with my Samsung Galaxy s7. Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.


Spirit Island – Jasper National Park

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Spirit Island, Jasper National Park – Alberta

This past summer I had the pleasure of visiting Spirit Island on Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park – Alberta. Accessible only by boat it is one of the most photographed locations in the Canadian Rockies.

I was lucky enough to be set up for this shot when a deer wandered out to the Island. Click the image to see it bigger.

 


Pyramid Mountain Elk

Pyramid Mountain

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Pyramid Mountain

Pyramid Mountain is just north of Jasper Alberta. We went to explore it early one morning and the elk were walking along the edge of Pyramid Lake.

 


Patricia Lake, Alberta

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Patricia Lake, Alberta

Mirror smooth water, rising mist, mountains in the background, colourful row boats all added up to a magical early morning shot just north of Jasper, Alberta on Patricia Lake.

I’m not an early riser but it’s moments like this that make it all worthwhile.


Reflections of Montreal

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Montreal

I loved the reflections of the old and the new on the corner of Sherbrooke St. E. and Saint-Urbain in Montreal, Quebec. I shot this last March.


Misty Morning Paddle

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Misty Morning Paddle on Floradale Lake

We went out Kayaking early one morning this summer on Floradale Lake. It was so peaceful seeing the rising mist and this lone paddler.


Modern Machinery

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What was once Modern Machinery now sits as an ornament at the end of a farm lane in the shadow of a modern windmill.


Antique Fire Truck

fire-truckLast weekend we visited several Doors Open locations. This antique fire truck was at the old Galt fire department.


Moraine Lake, Alberta

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Moraine Lake

Here are a couple of more shots from Alberta. Moraine Lake is stunning in its beauty and grandeur.


Lake Louise Alberta

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise canoes

Lake Louise canoes

We managed to get to Lake Louise before the bus loads of people arrived. There were lot’s of other photographers there all looking for the right light and unique angle. Even though it has be photographed millions of times we all do our best to capture how grand it really is.


Peyto Lake Alberta

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake is another of the beautiful Rocky Mountain locations we visited this summer. Located just north of Lake Louise this lookout is on Bow Summit. We arrived early in the morning and after a fairly steep climb up a paved pathway we were rewarded with this beautiful view!


Hill Top Horses

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We were on our way home from church today and spotted these two on the crest of a hill enjoying the view.

Despite the chaos going on in the world today scenes like this give me a sense of peace.


Mennonite Country

Mennonite Country

Mennonite Country

This is a common site on a Sunday morning in the countryside  around St. Jacobs where I live. St. Jacobs is often referred to as “Mennonite Country”.


Unlatched

Unlatched

Unlatched

Some of my favorite subjects. Rusted metal, textured wood, and peeling paint!
It’s an old latch on a double door of an old shed.


Hoggs & Heifers

Hoggs and Heifers

I shot this in New York City back in 2013. Just one of those things that caught my eye and made me smile.


Window Dressing – before & after

Part of the fun of photography for me is post processing. It allows me to get creative and reproduce what I saw in my mind’s eye when I took the picture.

I don’t usually do this but I thought I would include the before shot in this post as an example.

When I took this shot I loved the colours and the symmetry created by the windows and the curtains. The problem was all the ugly hydro wires. I literally looked past the wires and took the shot knowing I should be able to do something with it in post processing.

For the curious, my tools were Lightroom, Photoshop and ON1

This photo was taken in Toronto – November 2012

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Window Dressing

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Before


Ancaster Creek

Ancaster Creek

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Ancaster Creek

Early this spring I went with a few photo friends to take some shots at Sherman Falls in Ancaster Ontario. This is Ancaster Creek – downstream from the falls.


St. Jacobs Dam.

St.Jacobs Dam

St. Jacobs Dam

I spent an evening this week with a few new photography friends taking pictures of the St. Jacobs Dam. It’s always interesting to experiment with different settings while taking shots of waterfalls and flowing water.


Fifty Point Sunrise

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Fifty Point – Lake Ontario

An early morning trip with a few photo buddies to Fifty Point near Grimsby Ontario was rewarded with a lovely sunrise. This Lake Ontario location is a favorite spot for photographers to get creative and photograph these unique wooden pilings from an old dock.


A Taste of Woolwich

Woolwich Farm

This Monday April 18th I will be at “A Taste of Woolwich” with a display of my photography. Come on out and say Hi and discover what tasty treats Woolwich has to offer. See the information below and follow the link to the poster. (one of my photographs is at the top of the poster.) Admission is Free!!

A Taste of Woolwich

Monday April 18, 5:00-8:00 pm,
Woodside Bible Fellowship, 200 Barnswallow Dr., Elmira
Meet your local food producers, buy and sample locally produced foods (cash sales only), see and buy work by resident artists, hear the Local Vocals. Featuring

· Stock Talk: Make nutritious bone broth from local ingredients by Jill Weaver – 5:30 pm

· Sounds of Woolwich: Enjoy the delightful harmonies of the Local Vocals – 6:15 pm

· What’s your “gut” feeling? Keeping your digestive tract healthy by Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe – 7 pm

Everyone welcome! No charge. Donations welcome!

A Taste of Woolwich poster http://www.healthywoolwich.org/…/112069%20PHE%20HL%20Taste%…