Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “nature

River Bank Heron


heron square

Went kayaking on the Grand River in Cambridge today and was rewarded with this beautiful Heron strolling along the river bank.


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

hill top horses

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.


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

Fifty Point sunrise

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.


Best Friends Forever

Best Friends

Best Friends:
I took this photo last year at a farm in Baden Ontario. These to really seemed to enjoy each others company.

Jones Falls – Owen Sound

This past weekend I got the chance to visit Jones Falls. Located at the west side of Owen Sound they are a short hike from the highway. The trail to the falls is an easy walk but if you want to get below the falls – as I did – you will want to have sturdy footwear and take your time.

The water was quite high and flowing fast! I love the sound of the rushing water. It incompasses all your senses and makes it a joy to photograph.

Jones Falls-2

Jones Falls

Jones Falls-3

Rapids above the falls

Jones Falls

Below Jones Falls


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.


Weavers Creek Falls – Owen Sound

 Weavers Creek Falls


Weavers Creek Falls

Weavers Creek Falls is located in Harrison Park in Owen Sound Ontario. I have photographed these falls in the winter so it was great to come back this past weekend to get a summer shot. You find these falls at the end of a beautiful boardwalk trail that follows the creek. To get this angle however, you have to venture across the creek.


Lake Louise Albert

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Having only seen Lake Louise in pictures, I didn’t know what to expect as we pulled into the parking lot of Lake Louise Alberta. Most of the pictures I recalled seeing were taken in the summer of the aqua green lake at the foot of these majestic mountains. Seeing it in the winter on a beautiful sunny day was stunning. Walking out onto the ice provided a view of the mountains you could only get from a boat in the summer. This shoot is a panorama made up of 4 photos stitched together in Photoshop.


Mountain Cabin

Mountain Cabin

Mountain Cabin

The Canadian Rockies are breath taking! We were making our way over to Lake Louise and out of the corner of my eye I spotted this mountain cabin. We turned around to investigate and parked in an area that cross country skiers use to access this area. We followed their trails to get a closer look. Step off the snow packed trail is something you only do once! A couple of steps to the right or left and you are up to your thigh in snow. The skiers had a good chuckle – I see you are out post holing they teased! True enough. Our off trail tracks looked like post holes. It was all great fun and the view was spectacular.


Swan

Swan at Harrison Park, Owen Sound

Swan at Harrison Park, Owen Sound

A few weekends ago I was in Harrison Park, Owen Sound where there are quite a few waterfowl in and around the pond. This swan sitting in the snow preening its feathers caught my eye. The beauty and simplicity of white on white was a pleasure to watch and photograph.


St. Jacobs Dam Sunset

St. Jacobs Dam Sunset

St. Jacobs Dam Sunset

Today I got an email from a friend telling me that the water going over the St. Jacobs Dam was starting to freeze. Our own mini Niagara Falls she said. With that information I planned to go after work to take a few shots. I was curious about where the sun was setting this time of year in relation to the dam so I went to my favorite website, The Photographers Ephemeris  to find out. I was in luck! The sun would be setting in line with the falls. All I needed now was a good sunset.
I arrived with time to set up and as the sun went I took shots from several angles. I was not disappointed. This is one of my favorites.
Thanks Marion for the suggestion! I’ll have to keep an eye on this location to see if the frozen falls expands.


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.


Sunset Tree

Sunset Tree

Sunset Tree

A late December Sunset before the snow arrived. I like the way the tree seems to be directing the clouds off to the north.


The Boot & the Bottle

The Boot & the Bottle

The Boot & the Bottle

The boot sold his soul for the bottle and this is where they ended up.


Forest Sunset

Forest Sunset

Forest Sunset

Although this looks like a late fall shot it was actually taken Dec. 28th. This time last year we had quite a bit more snow! It won’t be long before this is snow covered and when it is I will try to get back and take another shot.


Chickadee-dee-dee

Chickadee

Chickadee

I love hearing the Chickadee sing. Chickadee-dee-dee is the song they sing. This little guy was eyeing the bird feeder near by wondering if was safe to go with me standing near by. After a few minutes it was determined that I was just there to observe and he dashed over to the feeder to get some seed to eat.


Beach Grass World

Beach Grass

Beach Grass World

This beach grass caught my eye this summer. Reminded me of pictures I have seen of bamboo forests. So I experimented with low angle shots for an other world look.


Flower Art

Flower Art

Flower Art

A little artistic experimentation for todays post. This was created in Photoshop using a texture blend.


Pakenham 5 Arch Stone Bridge

5 Arch Stone Bridge Pakenham

5 Arch Stone Bridge Pakenham

Just outside of Ottawa Ontario is the little village of Pakenham on the Mississippi River. There you can find this 5 Arch Stone Bridge. It is claimed to be the only one of its kind in North America. It is a beautiful spot to stop for a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the rapids and small waterfalls.

Mississippi River Pakenham

Mississippi River Pakenham

Just below the 5 arch bridge is this beautiful little waterfall on the Mississippi River.