Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “Toronto

Window Dressing – before & after

Part of the fun of photography for me is post processing. It allows me to get creative and reproduce what I saw in my mind’s eye when I took the picture.

I don’t usually do this but I thought I would include the before shot in this post as an example.

When I took this shot I loved the colours and the symmetry created by the windows and the curtains. The problem was all the ugly hydro wires. I literally looked past the wires and took the shot knowing I should be able to do something with it in post processing.

For the curious, my tools were Lightroom, Photoshop and ON1

This photo was taken in Toronto – November 2012

Window dressing

Window Dressing

Window dressing-2

Before


Water Fountain Rest

Water Fountain Rest

Water Fountain Rest

Whether alone or shared, sitting by a fountain can bring a sense of peace in a hectic environment. Like a waterfall the sound of moving water can be very calming.

This was taken last year in the Eatons Centre –  Toronto, Ontario


Finding Direction

Finding Direction

Finding Direction

Everyone has a different sense of direction. Where do you get yours or are you still looking?

Shot last year in the Eatons Centre Toronto, Ontario.


Wave Runner

Wave Runner

Wave Runner

I took this shot in downtown Toronto earlier this summer. These kids were having fun running on this wavey bridge!

All processing was done in Lightroom.


Some Day

Some Day We'll Understand

Some Day We’ll Understand

I came across this tomb stone in a cemetery in Toronto. The inscription struck a chord with me. I think it reflects what a lot of us may be thinking about our life and faith.


Royal York Road United Church

Royal York Road United Church

Royal York Road United Church

The Royal York Road United Church in Toronto has a beautiful Sanctuary with blend of wood, brick and stone. We attended a memorial service here for my wife’s Aunt. It was a beautiful service in a beautiful church.

This shot is a vertical pano made up of three, three exposure HDR shots processed in Photomatix and the panorama merged together in Photoshop


Reflective Abstract

Reflective Abstract

Reflective Abstract

A little experimentation today. This abstract was created from a photo of a building in downtown Toronto, Ontario.