Fine Art Shoot: Disney Fireworks with a side of Sandhill

2014 03 Fine Art Disney Fireworks 05 - Dusk Time Exposure Main S

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!

2014 03 Fine Art Disney Fireworks 15 - Main Street Castle Magic

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Calendar Time – April HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 04 April Wallpaper - Shrimp Boats at Sunrise Jacksonville F

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

2013 11 Fine Art - Apalacha Hills of VA 05 - Old Barn

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.

2013 11 Fine Art - Apalacha Hills of VA 22 - Snow Falling on Old Barn

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.

2014 01 Fine White Top VA 01 - Snowcapped in the Distance

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.

2014 01 Fine White Top VA 05 - Snowy Tree Canopy

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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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Up North – Fine Art Shoots from North of FL: A Snowy Coastal New Hampshire

2013 12 Fine NH Winter 20 - Strawberry Banke North Church Snow

Here’s the second post from our adventures this winter.  Today’s post is mostly from a shoot last week, just after Christmas.  As the snow began to fall, I hopped in our trusty Honda and began to work my way toward the New Hampshire seacoast to capture some of my favorite spots (like Strawberry Banke – above) as the snow was falling.  I also explored a bit and managed to find some new spots that I’ll undoubtedly return to over the years.  There is something so mystical about falling snow – the slowly falling snowflakes flitting about as they tumble to the ground – its such a magical time to photograph!

2013 12 Fine NH Winter 19 - Portsmouth Lobster Boats Snow

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Calendar Time – January HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 01 January - Snowy Ocean Rocks Great Island Common New Castle

Where in the world has this year gone?  It seems like just a short while ago we had the whole year in front of us, and now it’s all but over.  And since a new year is around the corner, it’s time for another set of calendar wallpaper.  As always, our January wallpaper is in 1920 x 1080P HD format, perfect for your widescreen monitors, TVs or other devices.    This month features a wide variety of photos, from some beautiful confectionery work from our friends at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, to winter-scapes from western Virginia and coastal New Hampshire.  Lastly, as has become tradition, I’ve given you one of my favorite shots from the 2013 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. This 1936 Cord 810 Westchester was offered for sale at the RM Auction.  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!

As always, please feel free to download – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

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Up North – Fine Art Shoots from North of Florida: Western Virginia

2013 12 Fine 04 Virginia Mountain Sunrise White Top

We recently had the pleasure of heading out on a few fine art excursions over the winter break.  Our trip began in western Virginia, near Bristol, TN – where I managed to get up in time for a gorgeous sunrise over the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I recently added a 1.4x teleconverter to our equipment, which allowed me to get up close and personal with both the moon and the blinding sun as it rose over the mountains.  By the time the sun crested the rise, it was far too bright to look at. My solution – I would aim slightly to the left, focus the camera, close my eyes, and then shift the camera right until I felt the sun on my eye.  It took a few tries, but I was able to get the shot I wanted without seeing spots for the next 6 hours…

These photos are all 1920 x 1080P HD wallpaper,designed to work perfectly with your widescreen display.  As always, please feel free to download – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends!

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The Sun Also Rises – Sunrises over Amelia Island!

2013 10 Fine Amelia Sunrises 02 Big Talbot

So, there’s a chance that I may have fallen a bit behind in posting some of our recent fine art shoots.  Thankfully, your wait is over!  Today, I wanted to post from a series of images I captured over the course of several mornings in late October.   I had a week-long corporate event we were photographing for Eaton at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Each morning, I would leave early to spend some time with the amazing panoramic views of creation that unfolded before me.  It was a wonderful blessing to start each morning in such a way – well, except for the getting up early part…

Each of the images are 1920 x 1080P full HD images, perfect for desktop wallpaper.  Please feel free to download as many as you wish, and if you like our work, please share our page with your friends and family.  As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!

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Calendar Time – December HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2013 12 December - Amelia Island Sunset Christmas

Was it just me, or has November come and gone in a blink of an eye?  Well, since December, Christmas and a New Year are all but around the corner, I thought it would be best to upload our latest 1080P HD Wallpaper.  For December, I’ve gone with a decidedly Christmas theme – from the “Florida Christmas” shots from Amelia Island – featuring lights, palm trees and tropical sunsets, to a few New England scenes from my old stomping grounds, and even a bright red “sleigh” – a stunning 1932 Duesenberg Model J Composite from our 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!

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Freebie! 2013 HD Veterans Day Wallpaper

1920 x 1280 DS Wallpaper 167 Veterans Day Fort Clinch

Here at Deremer Studios, we’re grateful for the sacrifices and suffering the men and women of our armed services endure for the sake of our freedom and the freedom of those around the world.  It is an honorable effort and a worthy cause.  As a small token of our appreciation, we’ve uploaded six desktop backgrounds (1920×1080 – Full HD) in honor of Veterans Day.  Enjoy and Give Thanks to those who have given so much!

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Calendar Time – November HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2013 11 November - Peggys Cove Sunrise Lighthouse Nova Scotia

Can you believe November is just around the corner?  I just did!  So, I’ve put together a few fine art shots – from our back yard to the Great North!  Above is from a rather chilly autumn sunrise shoot at Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, in Nova Scotia, Canada.  We’ve also got another autumn shot from Nova Scotia, as well as a stunning Jacksonville Sunset and a fun close-up of a gingerbread house to give you just a taste of the holidays!  Lastly, I’ve given you one of my favorite shots from the early morning of the 2013 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. It’s a great example of the race-dominating Ford GT40 Mark II.  If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!

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The Civil War at Night – Fort Clinch Under the Stars in HD

2013 09 Fine Fort Clinch 05 Civil War at Night

If you’ve followed us for any time, you probably know I am fascinated and moved by the heroes and horrors of the American Civil War.  Last week, we had the pleasure of shooting an event for Inovalon, which included a beautiful evening at Fort Clinch, a Civil War-era fort on the the northern tip of Amelia Island.  The fort itself has a relatively bloodless, but none the less fascinating history that I always enjoy.  To learn (and see) more about the fort, please feel free to visit our post on the 150th Anniversary of Union capture of the Fort.

2013 09 Fine Fort Clinch 09 Civil War at Night

But back to this shoot – while there I had the opportunity to capture some fine art images for our client as well as the typical event photos we provide.  The evening looked like rain, but by dusk a sliver of sky was lit ablaze by the setting sun, making for some amazing conditions for that Ken Burns style of sunset photography you may have seen during his documentary, The Civil War. The group was also treated to a pair of twilight field artillery firings courtesy of the a great group of civil war reenactors attached to the fort (below).

2013 09 Fine Fort Clinch 04 Civil War at Night

As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!  All images are 1920 x 1080 pixels – perfect for 1080P HD wallpaper for your computer!

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