Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “river

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


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!


Cotton Candy Clouds

CottonCandy Clouds

Cotton Candy Cloud

We were kayaking down the Conestogo River on Saturday afternoon. When we left the sun was shining and the weather forecast did not call for rain until evening. As the afternoon progressed these cotton candy clouds moved in. I have never seen anything quite like it before. After that the rain clouds moved in and we got soaked.

Despite the weather we had a good little trip and saw lots of different birds which I will post at a later date.


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.


Vancouver Island – Along the Pacific Rim Hwy

Along the Pacific Rim Hwy

Along the Pacific Rim Hwy

As we continued on along the Pacific Rim Highway on Vancouver Island on our way to Tofino we stopped to take a few shot of the river. There is nothing like the rush of water on a beautiful day with the mountains all around to give you a sense of wonder.


Lone Tree

Lone Tree

Lone Tree

I took this picture while sailing up the St. Clair River this summer. Trees standing alone in a field have always caught my attention. I always wonder why.


Day is Done

Day is Done

Day is Done

Here is another shot of the sunset taken in Hawkesville. I like the contrast between the colours of the sunset and the monochrome tree.

HDR 3 exposures. Photomatix, Photoshop and Lightroom


River Sunset

River Sunset

River Sunset

I could see the potential for a nice sunset this evening so I jumped in the van and searched for a good location. I ended up here at the river in Hawkesville.

HDR 3 exposures. Edit in Photomatix, and Lightroom.


Conestogo River Paintography

Conestogo River Paintography

Conestogo River Paintography

Here is another sunset shot of the Conestogo River. I added a paint filter to change it up a little.

3 exposure HDR with the paint filter in CS6


Over The Rainbow

Rainbow with reflection in the river

Over The Rainbow

Backyard Rainbow

Backyard Rainbow

I was about to work on a picture to post tonight when the call came out that there was a Rainbow. I dashed out into the backyard and grabbed a few quick shots and then headed down to the bridge to see if the angle was good. The one half of the rainbow that I shot in the back yard was gone but the other half was reflecting beautifully in the river.

Back yard shot was adjusted in Lighroom. The river shot is a 3 exposure HDR, photomatix, photoshop, noiseware, topaz, lightroom.


The Nith in Paris

Nith River Paris Ontario

The Nith River in Paris Ontario

The Nith River runs into the Grand River in Paris Ontario. This shot of the Nith is just a short walk from downtown Paris. It was a great spot to go for a hike.

3 Exposure HDR. Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz, Lighroom


Water Abstract

Water Abstract

Water Abstract

This is a bit of an experimental abstract shot of water flowing over rocks in the river. It was taken at sunset in St. Jacobs.

It is a 3 exposure HDR processed in Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz & Lightroom


Mother’s Day Reflections

River Reflections

Reflections on Mother’s Day

I think we are attracted to reflections in artwork not only for the symmetry it creates but also because in a subconscious way we reflect on life. As I reflect on my life I count myself blessed that my wife has been such a loving Mother to our children and that I have a loving Mother who raised me. Happy Mother’s Day!