Down East Adventures: A Day in the Life of Coastal Fog

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting a series of HD 1080P wallpaper from our recent summer travels through Appalachian Virginia, New Hampshire and Vermont.  To kick things off, we’ve got a rather splendid day spent photographing fog along the Piscatiqua River in Coastal NH.  As day gave way to the soft tones of dusk, the sun broke through the clouds, transitioning into a sunset that literally cast pinks and oranges and purples over the entire sky.  And yet still, even with the fiery colors above, the fog lingered over the swiftly moving river, glowing bright pink as the last memories of light faded into the night.  It was truly a gorgeous display of God’s artistry in creation and an absolute joy to be able to photograph.

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Calendar Time – July HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 07 July Wallpaper - Fourth of July Fireworks Portsmouth NH

And just like that we’re half way through 2014.  Can you believe it?  In Florida things are heating up and I’ve found myself longing for that winter weather again.  But you can’t tell that from our July HD wallpaper.  As with previous months, these images are formatted for HD 16×9 screens and make great wallpaper for your computer, tablet or TV.  This month we’ve got some bright and sunny shots from all over the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida – and as it is July, I’ve included one of my favorite 4th of July shots from Portsmouth, NH. And lastly, our calendar post wouldn’t be complete without an image from the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance – this month is a quite unique and surprisingly ‘un-Fordlike’ Ford – it’s Edsel Ford’s Restored 1934 Model 40 Special from the 2012 Concours.  If you’re looking for more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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California Adventure: The Fire Storm

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It’s amazing the difference a day makes!  Welcome to part two of our California Fine Art posts – The Fire Storm…

Not 24 hours after arriving in Carlsbad to clear blue skies and the warm Santa Ana winds, we found ourselves standing outside the resort, staring at a gigantic cloud of smoke and ash.  Less than a mile from where we were staying in Carlsbad, a wildfire had pooped up and was quickly growing thanks to those winds.  Within hours, our resort was calling for a full evacuation.  Before long, we were on the road and taking a few pictures as we went.  The sheer magnitude of the fire was both beautiful and scary. But, we made it out safe and sound and not smelling too much of smoke – and despite the fire being so large and growing so quickly, no one was injured and only a few homes were impacted.  Please feel free to enjoy these 1080P HD desktop wallpapers and be sure to stay tuned in the next few days for some cityscapes, sunsets and mountains from our California adventure!

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California Adventure: The Calm Before

2014 05 Fine Art - California Adventure 06 - Pacific Sunset

Back in May we had the pleasure of traveling out to California with one of our clients.  In between all the shoots and some unexpected changes (more on that later), I spent as much time as I could capturing the rugged beauty of southern California.  And, as it turned out, the first day of shooting began with sunrise over the Atlantic (below) and ended with sunset over the Pacific (above) – not planned, but pretty cool all the same!  Please feel free to enjoy these 1080P HD desktop wallpapers and be sure to stay tuned in the next few days for the really adventurous bits!

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Calendar Time – June HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 06 June Wallpaper - Big City Sunrise Manchester Grand Hyatt

Yup.  It’s official.  June is, believe it or not, just around the corner.  And to prove it, we’ve uploaded our June fine art wallpaper just for you!   As with previous months, these images are formatted for HD 16×9 screens ans make great wallpaper for your computer, tablet or TV.  This month it seems the sun has played a major role in the photos – from Sunrise over the Atlantic (in the distance) in Jacksonville, FL to Sunset over the Pacific in Carlsbad, CA (Both were taken on the same day in case you were wondering)!  This month the photos hail from Florida, California, Georgia and Maine.  As tradition dictates, I also share one of our favorite images from a past Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance – this month is a very special Shelby creation, the 1962 Shelby Dragonsnake – a lightning-fast drag racing machine that also honeymooned in the movies (such as Viva Las Vegas – starring the one and only Elvis).  If you’re looking for more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Sneak Peek: Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Night

2014 05 Fine Art - Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 01 Sneak Peek

This is a bit out of our normal realm of photography, but while on a family trip to Disney this weekend, we discovered that the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was open during the evening for preview rides.  Needless to say, we were pretty excited, but there was only one problem – I had left our work cameras in the car.  So, with iPhone and a little waterproof camera in hand, I tried my best to get some descent shots to share with friends and followers alike. But, because of the very low light, the results weer lackluster.  Fast forward 24 hours, and we made a special trip to ride again, this time with our professional gear in tow.

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So, here’s a photographic sneak peek of Disney’s great new ride before it opens!  Let’s start with the line – which was about 60 minutes long.  As Disney has began to do, there are several great game stations with interactive screens (above) and fun activities that help the time go by.  You can see photos of each station in the gallety below.   The ride itself is about as quick and slithery as Thunder Mountain – though smoother thanks to the suspended cars – and it also has a slower portion in the middle that takes you on a tour through the Dwarfs’ gem-crusted mine (below).

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Something New: Full Spherical Panoramas!

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We recently received a special and unexpected package in the mail from the folks at Ricoh.  Inside was a great little camera called the THETA.   What makes this camera so unique is that it takes a fully spherical image with one exposure – meaning no odd stitching or motion issues that you would find when shooting more traditional panoramas.  This opens up a whole world of photographic opportunities.  How did this camera find its way onto my doorstep you ask – well, earlier this year I got wind that Ricoh was giving away 360 of these cameras as part of a competition hosted by CNN.  So, I entered the contest, promptly forgot about it, then found the package on my stoop about a month later!  Above, you’ll see one of the photos I polarized into a circle.  This isn’t the native way of viewing the files – there is also a great app that allows you to browse through the full spherical image as it was shot.   While experimenting with this great camera, I also had our professional cameras with us and snapped a few images of the camera at work.  It’s really an ingenious piece of kit and I’ve really enjoyed it.  Be sure to check out all the photos in the gallery below:

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Calendar Time – May HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 05 May Wallpaper - Memorial Day Canon Sunset Fort Clinch Amelia Island FL

So…  It seems May got ahead of us – but better late than never, right?  Here is our somewhat tardy collection of 1080P HD wallpaper for May.  As with previous months, these images are formatted for HD 16×9 screens ans make great wallpaper for your computer, tablet or TV.  This month is all about spring – from warm Florida waves to bright spring flowers – we’ve got you covered!  Photos are from Florida, Virginia, Tennessee and New Hampshire this month.  As tradition dictates, I also share one of our favorite images from a past  Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance – so this time I’ve got an interesting assortment of cars all in one image.  From a kit Cobra to a rather loudly painted Rolls Royce – you never know what you’ll see at the great Cars and Coffee event held on the Saturday of Concours weekend.   If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Fine Art Shoot: Disney Fireworks with a side of Sandhill

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As you might expect, I try to never be too far away from my camera, even when on vacation.  While carrying in a large camera bag and tripod into Disney isn’t exactly what you would call convenient, every time I’ve done so, I have been glad I did.   As with any heavily attended event, trying to get the best spot for fireworks at Disney means coming early, so that’s what we did.  after staking out my spot, I popped on my ND filter to experiment with some long exposures just as day was giving way to dusk – and the above image was one of my favorite results.  Even though I’ve been doing this for well over a decade, I still really enjoy just playing with the camera!

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Calendar Time – April HD Desktop Wallpaper!

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And just like that, April is just around the corner!  If you’ve been following the blog for any time, you’ll know that means another set of fine art desktop wallpaper, perfect for your HD screens – Computers, TVs, Tablets and the like!  With the winter never seeming to end for so many of you, I thought you’d like some warm and spring-like images.  This month, we have flowers in Maine, shrimp boats from Florida, An old farm house from Virginia, and a few more shots that might strike your fancy.  Lastly, as is our tradition, I’ve given you another of my favorite cars – this time a bit more of an artsy shot from the 2014 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance.  This is a 1968 McLaren M6B Can Am racer driven over the years by Oscar Kovaleski, Cliff Apel, David Franklin among others.    If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Calendar Time – March HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 03 March Wallpaper - 1961 Ferarri 250 GT Prototype

Can you believe we’re nearly in March?  Well, with the new month comes our next set of desktop wallpaper, perfect for your HD screens – Computers, TVs, Tablets and the like!  This month we have photos from coastal Florida and Georgia, rural western Virginia, and maritime Maine.  Lastly, as is our tradition, I’ve given you another of my favorite cars from the 2012 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. This 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Sperimentale GTO Prototype marked the beginning of the venerable 250 GTO that dominated so many races during the early 1960′s.  If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Calendar Time – February HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 02 February - Nubble Light at Dawn Calendar Wallpaper

You guessed it – another month has come, stopped by for what seemed like only a few days, and is already headed back out the door.  And with the change in months comes our monthly HD desktop wallpaper.  As always, our February wallpaper is in 1920 x 1080P HD format, perfect for your widescreen monitors, TVs or other devices.    This month features a variety of vistas to help remind us of that despite the cold and inconvenience, winter is a time of beauty – and for those just plane sick and tired of the frigid temps, a few warmer reminders that winter is but one season and this too shall pass.  Our most popular wallpaper from last month was of the snowy New Hampshire coast, so you’ll find another shot – this time of Portsmouth’s waterfront covered in snow and lit by the warm dawn sunshine.

I’ve also included a photo from atop Pike’s Peak, the above photo of pre-dawn light at Nubble Light, and, just for kicks, a cute baby Rhino from a visit to our friends at White Oak Conservation Center. Lastly, as is our tradition, I’ve given you another of my favorite cars from the 2013 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. This 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton hails from the land of my youth (New Hampshire) and is an especially pretty example of its class.   For more details on this unique car, check out RM’s listing here.  If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Fine Art Shoot: Barns, Barns, Some More Barns, and a Side of Snow

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So, November and December were rather busy months for us – so much so that this series of shoots from around Thanksgiving is just now getting it’s day in the limelight.  As we were visiting western Virginia, I had the opportunity to go out on several shoots.  Though I photographed many of the same locations from day to day, the conditions couldn’t have been more different – and the results more diverse.  On the first day, (above) there was a gentle rain with low clouds and fog covering the farmland.  The above set of barns I have photographed before, but the American Flag painted on the side of the barn was a new addition that added that pop of color on an otherwise dreary day.

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Shoot two came as a cold front was dropping a few inches of snow along the mountains.  And so, I revisited a few of my favorite locations and then set out to explore some new ground.  I stumbled upon a group of feral Guinea Hens and a pair of wild turkeys, all living in some sort of weird family.  I drove a little further along the North Branch of the Holston River and found a rather scary walking bridge suspended over the 100 foot wide river, connecting the road with a small community on the other side – imagine that commute!  Check out all the fun in the galley below!

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Up North – Fine Art Shoots from North of FL: Winter Wonderland on White Top Mountain, VA

So, I may have said that the previous post was may last post from our trip, but as I have come to learn, I’m not always right!  God surprised me with a wonderful treat our last day in Virginia and with the weather being rather frigid for much of us here in the US, I thought this post might at least bring some beauty to the otherwise dreary weather.

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As we were winding up our trip, one last little snowfall came to Virginia.  In the hills of Abingdon it was a light dusting, but as I set out with family that morning, I went over a rise (above) and saw that Mt. Rogers and White Top Mountain were both covered in a layer of snow that looked so light and fluffy that it could be mistaken for a cloud.  Later that afternoon, my eldest daughter and I braved the roads, ascending the western slope of White Top.  At about 3,500 feet, the sparse snow gave way to an amazing winter wonderland – with trees absolutely covered in a delicate coating of white.  And as we climbed, it just kept getting better!  Prudence had me turn around before attempting the final mile of dirt road up to the summit, but there was an array of beauty to be had as we descended – such as the image below.  Toward the bottom of the mountain, with the sun setting to our left, I found a few old buildings, covered with just a hint of snow – a perfect way to end our winter adventure.

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Up North – Fine Art Shoots from North of FL: Fresh Snowfall at Dawn in NH

2013 12 Fine NH Winter Sunrise 14 - Whaleback Light at Sunrise

And now for the final post from New Hampshire.  After the great snowfall from the previous day, and with temperatures threatening to rise over the next several days, I new the following morning was my best opportunity to capture the freshly fallen snow around coastal New Hampshire.  So, I set my alarm for much earlier than I care to get up, managed to drag myself out of bed, and set out for New Castle Common – a favorite location to capture the sunrise.  I arrived about an hour before sunrise to capture all the deep predawn colors that are most vibrant well before sunrise.  The temperature was cold – about 15 degrees – but not quite cold enough for the dramatic ocean fog that appears when the temps are 10 or so degrees colder.

2013 12 Fine NH Winter Sunrise 10 - Whaleback Light at Dawn with Tugboat

As I waited for the sun to rise, I was treated to a great little show – with one of the famous Portsmouth tugs (above) heading out to help guide a large barge into the safety of the harbor and up the Piscatiqua River.  As the sunrise quickly approached, I chose my spot based on some research I had done the night before, fine tuned it a few feet as the first rays of light appeared just above the distant fog bank, and began to snap away, capturing images like you saw at the top of this post.  Once the sun rose out of frame, I headed toward Portsmouth to capture a few photos of the historic town in the early morning light.  The water there was glass-calm and made for some wonderful opportunities, like the one below.

2013 12 Fine NH Winter Sunrise 19 - Portsmouth NH Lobster Boat

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