Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “tree

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!


Tree Sea and Sky

Sea tree and sky

Tree Sea Sky

This is a rework of a shot I took back in 2013.

I have always been attracted to scenes of lone trees. Combined with the water land and big sky it’s an image that is simple yet seems to captivate me.


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.


Flowing Fields

Flowing Fields

Flowing Fields

The summer winds blow through the wheat fields making them look like flowing rivers. That is the feeling I was going for in creating this work.


Vancouver Island – Windswept Tree

Windswept Tree

Windswept Tree – click to see larger

This shot of a windswept tree on the west coast of Vancouver Island seemed to call for a painted effect. After editing in Lightroom and Photoshop I put it in FotoSketcher to come up with this painted version.

Thought you may want to see the original uncropped version with some minor adjustments in Lightroom.

 

Windswept original

Windswept original


Tree on a Hill

Lone Tree

Lone Tree

Tree on a Hill
Well rooted and steady
Ready to take what life has to impart
But Alone

But not Really
It is one with the Earth
It’s roots feasting on its bounty
The winter – a time of rest
The spring – a time of renewal
The summer – a time to grow
The Autumn – a time to sow

I think we may have a lot to learn from this lone Tree!

 


Ice Storm

This morning I was checking emails and all of a sudden a blank screen. Outside it was raining and the ice was accumulating on the ground, trees, and hydro lines. The result was power was off for the majority of the day. Once the rain stopped I got out and took a few pictures.

Click to see them larger.


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


Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Although this tree is dead in the water it still can provide interesting lines and reflections that appeal to my eye.

HDR processed with photomatix, lightroom, photoshop and topaz adjust.


Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolia

The beautiful Magnolia trees are in bloom! I love seeing these trees with their big blossoms. It’s a wonderful intro to the summer.


Bad Hair Day

Metal plate treeI couldn’t decide what to call this picture and my Wife came up with Bad Hair Day! I makes this kind of spooky looking shot into one that makes you smile!

This shot has been processed with various filters and texture blended.

 


Reflective Stream

Reflective Stream

Reflective Stream

The tree reflecting in the stream caught my eye and I was able to get it lined up nicely in the water without actually having to stand in the stream. I made me wonder – when we reflect back on past experiences do we have a distorted view?


Winter Stream

Winter Stream

Winter Stream

Another shot taken last weekend near Millbank. The water contrasts nicely with fresh fallen snow.


Urban Tree

Urban Tree Downtown Toronto

Urban Tree Downtown Toronto

This was shot in downtown Toronto. Love it when you find little gems like this.

Processed in Lightroom and topaz adjust


Tree House

Tree House

Tree House

I came across this tree house a few weeks ago when I was out shooting with my friend Anthony. He actually spotted it first so I had to stop and get a couple shots. I decided to spice the picture up a little with a grunge texture and played with the hue and saturation in light room.

3 exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz, Texture added, Lightroom


Sundown

Sunset north of Shakespeare

Sundown North of Shakespeare

Another beautiful sunset last night. This was taken north of the Village of Shakespeare Ontario. As the sun went down it cast it’s firey glow up into the clouds.

3 Exposure HDR Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz, Noiseware, Lightroom


Soul Tree

Soul Tree

Soul Tree – Paris Ontario

Yesterday a group of us went on a photo walk in Paris Ontario. A friend suggested we shot this tree just outside of Paris that is filled with shoes.

Soul Tree

Soul Tree – Paris Ontario

I have no idea what the significance of the shoes is but it gives the tree lots of soul!


Wind Swept Tree

Wind Swept Tree

Wind Swept Tree

We were away at the cottage this weekend and on the way back we kept and eye out for a tree my brother in-law said I needed to get a picture of . It is halfway between Teviotdale and Harriston. We don’t usually go down this road but we had no trouble finding it. The timing was pretty good with the sun  going down just behind the hill. Although about a half hour later the sky had a lot more colour in it. So Steve – Here is your tree! Thanks for telling me about it.

3 exposure HDR , Lighroom, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz, Noiseware.


A Tree – Out standing in it’s field.

Tree in a field

A Tree outstanding in it's field.

After taking pictures of the horses the other night we were standing around talking before leaving to go home. We all spotted this tree standing all alone in the field across the road. It was starting to get dark and the others had to leave so I grabbed my tripod and took a few shots of this wonderfully shaped tree. I still wonder why you see loan trees growing all by themselves in farm fields. If there is and actual reason let me know!

This is a 3 exposure HDR processed with Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz and Lightroom


Branching Out

Branching out

Branching Out

I posted this tree once before in B&W. This time there was a beautiful sunset that lined up nicely. This tree is trying to branch out all over the place. I don’t think it’s working to well for it. We can probably learn a lesson here in that if we don’t prune back the unnecessary things in our lives we can end up branching out all over the place and not be very productive.

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


Tree on the hill

Tree on a Hill

Tree on a Hill

I spotted this tree up on a hill growing up out of the brush. It looks like it has been through many trials and tribulations yet it stands tall above the brush trying to choke it out. What keeps it going? It is firmly rooted in what gives it Life.
I’m going to go out on a “limb” here and declare that this is what Jesus does for me.


Out Standing In It’s Field

Lone Tree

There was another beautiful sunset this evening. This was taken just to the south west of the St. Jacobs Farmers Market. This tree stands all by it’s self in the middle of a large field. Click here for a Google map of the area. Some times you see these random trees in the middle of a field and I wonder why it wasn’t cut down. Maybe the farmer needed a shady spot to stop and have lunch when he was working the fields!