Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “brantford

The Office is Closed

The Office is Closed

The Office is Closed

This shot was taken at the Greenwich-Mohawk Brownfield Site located in the Southeast area of Brantford.

3 exposure HDR processed in Photomatix, texture blend using onOne Perfect effects, tweaked with Topaz Adjust.



Wilkes Dam Brantford

Wilkes Dam Brantford

Wilkes Dam Brantford

Wilkes Dam was built by George Samuel Wilkes (1822-1906), mayor of Brantford in 1853, to supply water to his business, Holmedale Mills. It is a popular fishing location in Brantford. Click on the image to see it a little larger.

This is a 5 image panorama stitched in Photoshop CS2. The images are made up of 3 exposure HDR mixed in Photomatix. The final tweaks were done in Lightroom.

Clock Tower in Brantford

Clock Tower Brantford

Clock Tower Brantford

This is one of those “in the right place at the right time” shots. We were down-town Brantford Ont. taking a few pictures when I noticed the sun shining through the top of the Clock tower.
The Historic Places website describes it this way. ” The Federal Building in Brantford is located on a prominent corner lot in the downtown core of the city. It is a monumental, reinforced concrete structure with a variety of stone facings. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, it features a tall clock tower and a row of engaged Ionic columns along the principal elevations.”

Fishing on the Grand

Fishing on the Grand - Below Wilkes Dam, Brantford

Fishing on the Grand – Below Wilkes Dam, Brantford

Taken at Wilkes Dam Brantford a fisherman tries his luck as the sun breaks through the clouds in the evening.


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

Golden Goose

Golden Goose on the Grand River

Golden Goose

This is another shot taken in Brantford of the Grand River. Now that the golden eggs have hatched the Golden Goose turns the water it touches to Gold!

Wine Bearer

Wine Bearer Statue

Wine Bearer

This statue is at the side of a large house near the train station in Brantford Ontario .

Processed in Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz.

No Rats!

No Rats Graffiti on side of rail car

No Rats

This was taken in Brantford at the Train Station. There were some rail cars there and they seem to be a magnet for “Graffiti Artists”. I don’t consider this to be Graffiti Art but it made me smile and I love the texture of the paint and rusty metal.

Processed in Lightroom, Photoshop and Topaz

Grand Sunset

Sunset over Grand River, Brantford

Grand Sunset, Brantford

In contrast to the Brownfield area I posted yesterday, Brantford has some very beautiful areas. One of them is Glenhyrst Gardens where we took in a sunset over the Grand River.

5 Exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Noiseware, Lightroom

Brantford Brownfield

Time Office Abandoned Building

Time Can Be Cruel

Greenwich-Mohawk Brownfield site, Brantford

Burnt out Greenwich-Mohawk Brownfield Site – Brantford

Brownfield sites are commercial or industrial properties that are underused, vacant or abandoned. This site is the Greenwich-Mohawk site in Brantford and is made up of 50 acres in the south east area of Brantford. The burnt out section  is the result of a fire in 2002.
Click here for more information and the link also has links to what Brantford is trying to do to reclaim this land.