Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “Elmira

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…/112069%20PHE%20HL%20Taste%…


Old Double Doors

Old Double Doors

Old Double Doors

Love the textures of old paint, bricks, windows, and ivy.

The location is Chemtura in Elmira, Ontario.

Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train

Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train

Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train

The stream train was heading back from Elmira to St. Jacobs and was about to cross Hwy 85. Dozens of cars were stopped and people were out taking pictures. I like the nostalgic look of the Black and White effect. The Waterloo Central Railway did a great job restoring this engine. If you are ever in St. Jacobs come and check it out!

Show Time

Photo Exhibit

Photo Exhibit at the Woolwich Township Hall in Elmira

Last night was the opening of my photo exhibit at the Woolwich Township Hall in Elmira. Thanks to all that came out and for your generous comments. The show will be on display till the end of January so let your friends know there is still time to see it.

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!



White Horse

Shadowfax – Calhoun Stables – Durant Road, Woolwich

This is one I shot this past spring. The name Shadowfax comes from the Lord of the Rings. Shadowfax is a white horse that only Gandalf can ride. His horse will not tolerate a bridle or saddle, comprehends human speech, runs faster than the wind, and possesses extraordinary courage. I’m not sure what the actual name of this horse is but it thought it fit.

This picture will also be on display at the exhibit in Elmira.


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!

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.

Peeling Back the Layers

Paint Peel

Peeling back the layers

As time goes by the layers of this old house in Elmira get peeled back. Almost like construction in reverse.

This is a 3 exposure HDR processed in Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz.

Lost Souls


Lost Souls

I found this shed behind a burn out farm house in Elmira. It’s at the same place as the love seat I posted earlier. Amongst the chaotic pile of junk sat these old boots neatly placed as if someone had taken them off – carefully set them aside and went and sat on the old love seat.  Now these lost souls wait patiently  for their owner to return.

3 Exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz and Lightroom

Love Seat

Love Seat

Love Seat

I was taking some photo’s of an old burnt out house in Elmira and around the back was this old love seat. It makes you wonder about it’s history. Someone picked it out from a store and then it probably was used while entertaining guests in the the old farm house. Now it sits abandoned and broken.

3 exposure HDR, Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz

Maple Syrup – It goes with everything!

Maple Syrup Sugar Shack

Maple Syrup Sugar Shack

Maple Syrup producers in Waterloo County are in high gear trying to make enough syrup for the Worlds Largest single day Maple Syrup Festival in Elmira Ont. The festival takes place Saturday March 31, 2012. With the mild winter and spring I’m sure production is down. This shot was taken a couple of weeks ago just outside of the village of Hawkesville.

For this HDR shot I used only 2 exposures. Since I was shooting hand held the +2 exposure was not sharp enough so I could only use the -2 & 0 but it still turned out ok. Processed in Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz and Noiseware

Beautiful Junk

A visit to our local transfer station (where you can bring stuff to go to the dump) is always an adventure. The attendant there is very creative in making displays of beautiful junk. The tree beside the attendant booth is decorated with numerous lanterns like this one.
I ran this through topaz adjust – then added a texture to the background and masked the lantern back in. Then added a little vignetting and a frame.