Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “arts

Frozen in Time

carousel horse

Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

Orbiting to the Music

Kept Alive

By a Child’s Touch

This carousel horse can be found on Jane’s Carousel – Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York


Blue Heron Watercolour

Blue Heron Watercolour

Blue Heron Watercolour

I captured this image on the sailing trip around the great lakes. The Blue Heron is a truly magnificent bird. Although I did not paint this it is I do have control over the effect generated by the software and therefore it is not just an applied filter.


Abandoned Lawn Swing

Abandoned Lawn Swing - Colpoy's Bay

Abandoned Lawn Swing – Colpoy’s Bay

This abandoned lawn swing sits on the shores of Colpoy’s Bay near Wiarton Ontario. I felt the grungy look of the swing warranted a grungy texture and frame

Created from a single raw image adjusted in Lightroom with the texture layer added in Photoshop.


Lost in Art

Lost in Art

Lost in Art

This street musician at the St. Jacobs Market was lost in his art. It was as if he was being transported back to his home land playing for family and friends. Or maybe in a concert hall before thousands of fans. The instrument is a Niko which apparently is the most famous Chinese instrument in Japan.
I have been in a bit of an experimental mode with my photography lately. I guess you could say I have been getting lost in my art.

Possessed in Lightroom and Photoshop with a couple of texture layers added.


The Grange – Behind the AGO

The Grange Behind the AGO in Toronto

The Grange Behind the AGO in Toronto

The Grange Behind the AGO Toronto. Adjusted

The Grange Behind the AGO Toronto. Adjusted

The is the Grange built in 1817 and was the first home for the Art Museum of Toronto. It now sits behind the Art Gallery of Ontario providing a contrast of old and new. The first image has be adjusted in Photoshop and Topaz adjust and the second was further adjusted with Snapseed. I couldn’t decide which I liked best so I will leave it up to you to pick you favorite.


Community Reflection

Reflection in glass of AGO

Community Reflection

The surrounding community is reflected on the glass front of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Many of these older building house smaller Art Galleries.


Urban Tree

Urban Tree Downtown Toronto

Urban Tree Downtown Toronto

This was shot in downtown Toronto. Love it when you find little gems like this.

Processed in Lightroom and topaz adjust


Friday’s Art Exhibit

Elmira - Chemtura Building

End of the Line – Chemtura Elmira

This photo will be part of my first solo exhibit taking place Friday November 16th at the Woolwich Township Hall, 24 Church St. Elmira. Come out between 5:30 and 9:30 pm. There will be 21 prints on display. Refreshments and snacks! Looking forward to seeing you!

 


Woolwich Local Art Program

Pictures hung Woolwich Local Art Program

Imagine – Photo Exhibit at the Woolwich Township Hall

Hanging Pictures for the Woolwich Local Art Program Exhibit

Hanging Pictures for the Woolwich Local Art Program Exhibit

This evening we put on display 18 of my photographs at the Woolwich Township Hall – 24 Church Street West Elmira, Ontario.  I have titled this exhibit “Imagine” because it is a word that embodies the creative process from composing the photo to creating the image.


Exhibit Favorites

Abandoned Bottles

Abandoned Bottles

It was interesting to listen to people talk about the photo’s in the Studio Tour Exhibit this weekend. This one turned out to be one of the favorites. We had fun meeting the people touring the various studio’s and we had a lot of positive feed back. Thanks to all who came out.

The next show is Nov. 16th 5pm to 9pm in Elmira at the Township Administration Building. Christmas is just around the corner and you might see something you like!


Studio Tour

Studio Tour Exhibit

Studio Tour Exhibit

Studio Tour Exhibit

Studio Tour Exhibit

Tomorrow is the 9th Annual Rural Routes Studio Tour featuring Artists from Baden, New Hamburg, New Dundee, and the surrounding villages and countryside.

10 AM to 5PM
Saturday and Sunday Nov. 3rd and 4th 2012

I am a guest Artist at Rick Schmidt’s studio “Gifts from the Heart”
555 Snyder’s Road East, Baden Ontario. Everything is setup and ready to go. Looking forward to meeting all those who can come out.


Show Time

Prints Ready for show

Prints Ready for Art Show

The prints are ready for the Imagine Exhibit at the Woolwich Township Administration Building on November 16th.  Hope those of you in the area can make it out. Check this post for details. Imagine Photo Exhibit

I will also be exhibiting this weekend as a guest artist of Rick Schmidt in the Rural Routes Studio Tour.


Imagine Photo Exhibit

Imagine Photo Exhibit

Imagine Photo Exhibit

On the evening of Friday November 16th there will be a Gala opening exhibit of my work at the Woolwich Township Administration Building in Elmira Ontario. This is a program that Woolwich Township provides to promote local artists and I am honored to be able to participate. This exhibit will be on display at the Township offices for 3 months. As the date gets closer I will post a gallery of what I will have on display.

I will also showing this same body of work in the Rural Routes Studio Tour on November 3rd and 4th at the Studio of friend and fellow photographer Rick Schmidt. Check out Rick’s work at his web site. http://rick.schmidty.ca/


Hillcrest World

Hillcrest World abstract

Hillcrest World

The last post featured Hillcrest B&B and in their garden they have this beautiful glass ball. I got this image with the surrounding landscape reflecting in it. I love the colours and the surreal look of it.


Crayons

Crayon Bike Rack

Crayon Bike Rack

This was taken outside the Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford. A Creative bike rack for creative people.
Here is a link to Art Gallery’s web site http://www.glenhyrst.ca/


Rock Abstract

Rock Abstract

Rock Abstract

I love how nature can be an inspiration for creation. I found this rock while walking along the shore of Colpoys Bay. It was not nearly as colourful as this but had some cool lines and  shades of green that caught my eye. With a little software magic I was able to saturate the colours and bring out the lines to create this abstract.

Processed with Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz Adjust.