Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “Colpoys Bay

Yellow Sunset

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


Misty Sailboat

Misty Sailboat

Misty Sailboat

It was a misty morning in the village of Colpoys on Colpoys Bay. We were waiting for the sunrise and this pretty little sailboat was anchored on the bay. I put on my telephoto lens and took a few shots. Because of the conditions the results were rather flat – so I started to experiment in Photoshop with several different layers and techniques.
Hope you enjoy the result.


Summer Sunrise II

Colpoys Bay Sunrise

Colpoys Bay Sunrise II

Another shot at a different angle of the sunrise over Colpoys Bay on the long weekend. This is a great place to shoot from with lots of angles to choose from.


Summer Sunrise

Colpoys Bay Sunrise

Colpoys Bay Sunrise

The last long weekend of the summer. Sleep in, relax. …wait what – Not this time.My wife and I were up at 6:00 am – Stopped at Tim’s for coffee and tea and then to a little cove just past the Wiarton Marina to take pictures of the sunrise. We may not have slept in but it is relaxing to sit and watch the sun rise. I am not a morning person but I never regret getting up for a beautiful start to the day.


Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Lazy Hazy Days of Summe

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Watching the sun set (and taking pictures of it) is one of my favorite things to do. Here we are overlooking Colpoys Bay near Wiarton Ontario. The sunsets have been a little hazy lately and I hear this is a result of all the forest fires out West.


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.


Summer Blur

Summer Blurr

Summer Blur

Wow, the summer went by in a blur and now the majority of leaves are off  the trees and we have had a dash of snow.

I took this shot by panning the camera with a slow shutter speed and I think it represents how fast the summer seemed to fly by.


Muskoka Chair Sunset

Muskoka Chair Sunset

Muskoka Chair Sunset

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


Colpoy’s Bay Sunset

Colpoy's Bay Sunset

Colpoy’s Bay Sunset

The ice started to break up in Colpoy’s Bay near Wiarton this weekend and the sunset was beautiful!


Snowy Sunset

Snowy Sunset

Snowy Sunset

As the sun set over the still snowy landscape, the warm yellow of the setting sun contrasted with the cool blue of the snow. Some how everything seemed in balance.

This was shot on the shores of Colpoy’s Bay near Wiarton Ontario.


Colpoy’s Bay, Whicher’s Flywheel

Whicher's Sawmill Flywheel - Colpoy's Bay

Whicher’s Sawmill Flywheel – Colpoy’s Bay

Remains of the Past

Flywheel spinning through Time

Looking to the Future

Particles spinning in Time

This Flywheel on the shores of Colpoy’s Bay in the village of Colpoy’s is pretty much all that is left of Whicher’s Sawmill. Want to learn more check out this link. http://postcard.wiarton.ca/bay5.html


Best Seats

Best Seats

Best Seats

There is nothing like a couple Muskoka chairs to relax in and watch the sunset.

This is a 3 exposure HDR processed in Photomatix, Lightroom and Photoshop. Finished off with the oil paint filter in Photoshop.


Happy Canada Day Weekend

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Happy Canada Day from Colpoy’s Bay

The weather is perfect here in Wiarton on Colpoy’s Bay. We are spending the weekend here relaxing and taking photo’s.


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.


Colpoyp’s Panorama

Colpoy's Bay Panorama

Colpoy’s Bay 180 deg. Panorama

This panorama of Colpoy’s Bay was made up of 13 images stitched together. The small size limit of this blog doesn’t do it justice but if you click on the image you will get a slightly larger size. The view is 180 degrees  from end of the bay to the west to the mouth of the bay to the east.


Bay Watch

Colpoy's Bay

Bay Watch – Colpoy’s Bay

An early morning fall shot on Colpoy’s Bay. It is a great place to come and calm your soul.


Reflecting on Autumn

Autumn tree reflecting in water

Reflecting on Autumn

The colours this Autumn were very nice this year. With the dry summer we had I wondered what the colours would be like and they turned out to be a nice balance of reds through to yellows  . This shot is on Colpoy’s Bay in Wiarton Ontario. Just as a side note Autumn is one of those words that made me hate spelling as a kid. Heck even now it sometimes has me stumped! M and N should only be beside each other in the alphabet.


Colpoy’s Bay Sail and Sun

Colpoy's Bay Sunset

Colpoy’s Sail and Sun

The anchor is set. The sun is setting. It was a beautiful evening on Colpoy’s Bay when I shot this a few weeks ago.


Colpoy’s Rocks

Colpoy's Bay

Colpoy’s Bay

Another shot of Colpoy’s Bay. This was taken mid afternoon when the wind was up.


Colpoy’s Sunset

Colpoy's Bay Sunset

Colpoy’s Bay Sunset

Here is another sunset shot taken at Colpoy’s Bay near Wiarton. I never get tired of watching these sunsets.


Dock of the Bay

Overlooking Colpoy's Bay

Dock of the Bay

It was a beautiful weekend up on Colpoy’s Bay. On Sunday a cold front blew through and we had a beautiful sunset which we took in from the end of the dock.


Fire Bird

Fire Bird Clouds

Fire Bird

On the Canada Day weekend we arrived at the cottage on Colpoys Bay just as the sun dipped below the horizon. I quick parked and ran down to the beach with my camera and tripod to get a shot of this fire red cloud that looked like a giant bird. The only problem was there were millions of midge flies (like a mosquito)  swarming about. When I looked at the shots on the computer the beak of the bird/cloud was covered in a swarm these flies. I almost gave up on this shot but processed it any way to see what I could do. After running some noise and scratch and dust filters and masking back in detail where I could it came out not to bad.


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.