Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “photo art

Fish Dinner

Heron Fish Dinner

Saw this one fishing in the Grand River in Cambridge on the weekend. Was able to sit there and watch and take this shot of it enjoying a fish dinner.

After a some photo artistry I came up with this version which will be a part of the Art in the Park event in Elmira this weekend Saturday September 8th from 10am – 2pm.


Watercolor Water Lily

Water Colour Water Lily

Water Lily

I took this Water Lily photo while Kayaking at Pinehurst Conservation Area and made some photo art with a watercolor effect in photoshop. I love being out amongst the Lily pads watching the dragon flies and birds.


Boy on a Bike

Boy on Bike

Boy on a Bike

I’m experimenting with some photo-art to get the creative juices flowing again.

I shot the original photo of this Mennonite boy on his bike near where I live. While the original photo was ok I think this art effect gives it a bit more interest.


Water Music

Goose conductor

The Goose Conductor

I took this while Kayaking at Rockwood Park. It makes me think of an Orchestra Conductor conducting water music.


Rockwood Park Falls

Rockwood Conservation Area Falls

Rockwood Park Falls

I took the kayak to Rockwood Park the other week and was able to get this shot of the falls. It is a great place to explore with a canoe or kayak. There are also nice hiking trails and a beach.

It is one of the Grand River Conservation Authority Parks and you can find more info here. https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Rockwood.aspx


Delicate Iris


Purple Iris

We have these delicate little Irises growing beside our driveway and they always put on a good show this time of year.


Iris Art

Bearded Purple Iris

Bearded Purple Iris

I love these large Bearded Iris that bloom this time of year.
I took this shot while out for a walk the other day and spent this evening creating this piece using several different software tools.


Cash Only

Cash Only

This sign is at an abandoned gas station near Owen Sound. I don’t think many people carry enough cash for gas these days considering how much it costs to fill up.


Fall Forest

forest Pano

Fall Forest

As it snows outside tonight I was looking back through some shots I took one misty morning this fall. Sometimes you just want to take it all in so I took several shots to make this panoramic photo of the warm fall colours.


Misty Morning Bird House in a Tree

Birdhouse tree

Misty Morning Bird House in a Tree

During a misty morning walk I found this interesting tree in the middle of a pond.

The same trail becomes a new adventure with the ever changing weather!


Little House in the Garden

Garden House

When we go for a walk around the village I like to take my camera with me. It makes me more aware of my environment because I am on the lookout for things to take a photo of.

I found this little house in a garden we were passing by. I loved its whimsical look and just had to take a shot.

Enjoy!


The Lord is My Shepherd

I was taking photos down at the dam near St. Jacobs the other day when these sheep came down to the river bank to graze. I put on the telephoto lens and took this shot from across the river.

This verse came to mind so I put them together and there you have it.  Blessings
My Sheperd


Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2017, Elora

Last Weekend was the Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2017. This year I joined a group in Elora Ontario.

Elora is a village with many tourist shops and plenty of photo opportunities. The group had a great time exploring the village. Each came back with their unique photographic take on this picturesque setting.

Here is my take.
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Sauble Falls Cedar

Sauble Falls Cedar

Sauble Falls

A few weekends ago we were at Sauble falls and this big old Cedar provided some nice shade to cool off in.

Sitting in the shade listening to the water flowing over the rocks and capturing the scene with a camera…. what a blessing!


St. Jacobs Sunset

Conestogo River sunset

St. Jacobs Sunset

A shot take from the bridge over the Conestogo River in St. Jacobs.

As the sun dipped below the horizon the sky danced with colour!


Abandoned Sugar Shack

This weekend we walked the Elmira Lions Lake Trail around the Woolwich Reservoir. (also known a Floridale lake)

It’s a well maintained trail passing through both deciduous and coniferous forests as well as the town of Floridale.

This abandoned sugar shack was a pleasant surprise.

This effect is a combination of several different effects created in multiple software programs and blended in Photoshop.


Stone Arch Bridge, Blair Ontario

Blair Stone Arch Bridge

Blair Stone Arch Bridge on Bowman Creek

This is the old Stone Arch Bridge that crosses Bowman Creek just outside Blair Ontario. It is visible from Blair Rd. just before Fountain Street. I have read that it was probably built in the mid 1800’s for a rail line servicing the mills in the area.

It is a beautiful hidden gem and hopefully it will receive some sort of maintenance so that it doesn’t succumb to the forces of nature.


Alberta Barn

Alberta Barn

Alberta Barn

The barns in Alberta are quite different than here in Ontario. They are generally smaller and the boards run horizontal as opposed to vertically here in Ontario.

We found this abandoned barn east of Edmonton. With the sun shining on it’s face and the windmill in the background I could just imagine a time when a farm family called this property home.


Be Still

Be Still

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything.
A combination of being busy and working on bring some more artistry into my work.

This photo was taken in Alberta on a beautiful August evening.

Be Still and enjoy!

 


The Running Dead- Tractor Cemetery

running-dead-tractor

The Running Dead

Surrounded by dozens of other scrapped tractors cars and trucks in a forest, this tractor looks like it is trying to power its way out of the grave.

This was taken in August 2016 in Alberta Canada.


Watermelon Bike

Watermelon Bike

Watermelon Bike

This bike was outside a little shop in New York City. I love the colours and fun watermelon looking wheels!


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.


Stainless Steel Train Car

Stainless Steel train passenger car

Stainless Steel Train Passenger Car

The stainless steel siding on this train passenger car caught my eye when we were in Orangeville Ontario. We were there on a company outing to ride the Credit Valley Explorer. Every one had a great time and the ride down through the Credit Valley was beautiful.


Bistro

Bistro

Elora Bistro

This little Bistro is in Elora – Just waiting for some customers to enjoy the afternoon.

3 Exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz adjust, Poster Edge filter, Noiseware, Lightroom preset. Basically played around with it till I liked it.