Ever heard of a pink moon? Well, now you have. Native Americans used to call the April full moon the ‘pink moon’ and tonight, I had the privilege of watching the moon rise over the Blue Ridge mountains (above). While I am not sure I would call it pink in this photo, as the moon was just becoming visible behind the trees the light red hue was noticeable. Please feel free to download the image – as it is 1080p, it is perfect for use as an HD desktop wallpaper. Have a wonderful evening!
Several weeks ago (yes, I am that much behind with our fine art posts) I had the opportunity to shoot around Downtown Jacksonville during a notably beautiful evening. Above is my favorite shot from the evening – the garishly-lit center of the fountain shooting a burst of water 70 feet in the air. Below are some of my other favorites – feel free to download any of the photos for your desktop wallpaper!
This evening, I received a hot tip from our friends at ICY Pictures to look up (while outside). This is what I found in the Florida Sky – a glowing moon, Jupiter nestled right next to it, and an ice halo that took up about a 1/3rd of the night sky. Pretty amazing stuff! Check out some of my other favorite starry night photos below!
Just a few minutes ago I stepped out to take the trash out and saw this absolutely stunning sunset literally in my back yard. Though, to be fair, it was in a lot of people’s back yards… I’ve put two images from tonight into our 1080P HD wallpaper format for your downloading enjoyment. I’ve also included a generous selection of some other recent sunsets. Enjoy!
This evening, while coming home from a shoot, I stopped to get some gas at the Beach Blvd. Sam’s Club here in Jacksonville. As I looked back to the west, I was struck by this amazing cloud formation, lit up like a blazing fire. Needless to say, I speedily finished filling up, drove to another part of the parking lot, and started snapping away. The above is the result from a shot with my 70-200 2.8 lens. Rumor has it, this odd cloud is what you call a polar streak and is caused by the formation of ice crystals at around 30,000 feet along a polar front line. Anyway – I thought you all would enjoy!
Looking for that perfect gift for your art lover? We’ve hand picked 100 of our favorite fine art photos from 2012, including images from New England, Virginia, North Carolina and even Haiti, that might just look wonderful on that special someone’s wall. Order your print by the end of this week, and we’ll have it shipped to you in time for Christmas. Here is the link to our secure ordering site, where you can order anything from 5×7 to gigantic 24×36 museum-quality prints: www.deremerstudios.photoreflect.com. Below are some of the many photos to choose from, and as always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!
If you happened upon our blog in late October, you’ll know that we’ve started a new tradition! To the best of our abilities, just before the start of every month, we’ll be uploading a selection of desktop wallpaper calendars for your use and enjoyment. All backgrounds are 1920×1080 HD sized, so they should work with most monitors quite well.
This month, we’re giving you 5 Christmas and Holiday themed wallpapers to help you get in that holiday mood! As a Christian, this time of advent is very special to us – celebrating the fulfillment of the words of Isaiah, written over 700 years before the birth of Jesus:
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end…
And so, as we thank God for his first advent, we look forward to that day when he will again come, with joy unspeakable! As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!
We’ve got some big news! On the most fitting day of the year, we reached a big milestone for our little blog – our first 100,000 views, and all in just over 14 months!
We would like to thank you all for frequenting our blog! As a way of saying thank you, we’ve included a bunch of our favorite 1080P HD Desktop wallpaper here for you. As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!
We’re starting a new tradition here at Deremer Studios. To the best of our abilities, just before the start of every month, we’ll be uploading a selection of desktop wallpaper calendars for your use and enjoyment. All backgrounds are 1920×1080 HD sized, so they should work with most monitors quite well.
This month, we’re featuringfour fall/winter themed backgrounds from Nova Scotia, New Hampshire and Virginia. If you would like Thanksgiving-specific backgrounds, check out our Thanksgiving Series of desktop wallpapers that we created last year. As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!
With Hurricane Sandy off our coast, Jacksonville had an unexpected visitor (well, 1900 of them t be exact). The cruise ship you see in the background took a detour en route from Newark to Ft Lauderdale due to the high seas and intense winds produced by Sandy. Being a one cruise ship town, this was big news. So today, when we were going over the Dames Point bridge and we saw the Carnival ship going out, I traded seats with Bryn and started snapping away as we did a few passes over the bridge. The above photo is my favorite – an extremely rare site of not one, but two cruise liners in the St Johns River at one time. Below are a few more or my favorite St Johns River photos from years past! As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!
One last post from our time in the North Carolina mountains – this time featuring the awesome house we rented and our last day of fun, though rather overcast, photography. Above is one of the last shots from the deck of our wonderful little home away from home. The sun filtering through the variegated cloud layers cast some amazing highlights on the now-fading mountain foliage. Blue skies are awesome, but some of my favorite autumn photography is during those rather dreary skies – especially those broken cloud layers that add so much interest to the scene.
Above is the dining area overlooking that awesome view outside. I really can’t say enough about both the actual little house and its glorious views. Below is a virtual tour of this unique octagonal home.
Disclaimer: the house pictured above is not an “after” photo of the house we stayed in. To the best of my knowledge, its still intact. This house, however, is not. We found this little house when exploring a dirt road leading to an old Lutheran camp. Best I can tell, the most recent materials are more than 50 years old, so its probably been slowing decaying for quite some time. As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!
Well, it seems you have stumbled upon part two of our adventure in the mountains of North Carolina. Above is the view from the top of Upper Creek Falls, just outside of Linville, NC. It’s about a mile hike to this site along some moderately steep trails, but we did it with our whole family, kids and all, without too much of a problem and limited whining (mostly from me). The reward at the bottom was pretty amazing, with the water flowing along this gigantic, lightly rolling granite outcropping which tapers into a 60 foot waterfall – without a rail in site (slightly stressful with a pile of kids anxious to look over the edge). But with the fall colors in full array, it was certainly a worthy hike!
It seems there was quite the large contingent of chipmunks around the house where we stayed. This little guy caught my eye – if you notice, his color is considerably lighter than a typical chipmunk. Scientifically speaking, it probably has something to do with gamma radiation or a radioactive spider. Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!
This past week, we had the pleasure of spending a few days in the mountains of North Carolina. From a few of the locals we spoke to, it looks like we had just missed peak colors, but to be honest, compared to anything we get in FL, this was spectacular. Above is a photo from the deck of our 4,400 foot-high lodging as the sun was rising over the valley below – amazing location, right? If I owned this little piece of glory, chances are I would spend every fall there – and most summers, and springs…
On the first day of our trip (slightly delayed as a result of a particularly nasty family-wide stomach bug), we began the climb to the mountains up NC 181. At our first stop, Brown Mountain (As an aside, a few years ago I discovered this great old Bluegrass song called the Brown Mountain Lights – its about mysterious lights that have appeared atop this mountains for over a century – here’s the Wikipedia link: Brown Mountain Lights), there was quite a bit of green as you can see from the first image in the slideshow, but thankfully as we went upward and westward, the colors exploded.
The image above is from the first morning in the mountains, about 45 minutes after sunrise – the little winding road leading down from house was full of these beautiful little hollows – lit perfectly by the morning sun.
And so, I’ll leave you with this for now. Many more photos (and perhaps a story or two) to come! Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!
It appears that today is fine art catch-up day for Deremer Studios. This post features a pair of road trips I recently took in conjuntion with shoots.
Back in August, I went out to Destin for a wedding and the next morning, took a day trip along the forgotten roads of Florida. I stayed overnight in Chattahoochee, FL along the old, venerable US Route 90. Before the interstate came through in the 1960′s, this was the main road from the Atlantic coast of Florida to the border with Alabama. It wound through little towns, big cities, and along miles of rural countryside. There were thriving business, service stations and motels lining the roads from Jacksonville to Alabama. But that wasn’t to last. Today, the road is lined with dilapidated and collapsed shells – the only reminder for what once was there – well, except for this restored service station (below) about 10 miles west of Tallahassee.
The other road trip was up to Amelia Island on a pre-sunrise road trip up to a shoot at the Ritz-Carlton. I always enjoy driving along Heckscher Dr – a 30 mile stretch of road winding along the marshlands, coastal forests, and atop 9 bridges. Not only was there a gorgeous sunrise, but also a great reward at the end of the drive – a pair of Audi R8s (the V8 version is below).
Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!
So, its been a bit of a crazy couple of months since our summer trip through New England, Pennsylvania and western Virginia. I have just now had a chance to work on some of the panoramas from the trip. I didn’t shoot as many as I typically do, but I wanted to share them all the same.
Above is one of the photos that I stitched together to make one of the panoramas. This is Nubble Light in York, ME at sunrise – using a 400mm lens to make the sun as big as possible in the photo. What I really liked about this little part of the panorama was the light coming through the house and reflecting through the light.
Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!