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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2014 Coke Zero 400: The Rain in Daytona Falls Mainly on the Track…

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It’s been a rough year for racing at Daytona – from the horrific crash that nearly killed two drivers at the Rolex 24, to the severe weather that overtook the track and it’s 200,000 fans at the Daytona 500, to this weekend’s never ending deluge that threatened to completely cancel the Coke Zero 400.  Thankfully, the race was able to get underway a day late, but even still, those pesky showers managed to end the race early.  But, despite the bad weather, the 2014 NASCAR racing at Daytona has been full of action – three and four wide racing – and as such, some rather spectacular pile-ups.   Yesterday was no exception – with two big wrecks, the second of which involved over 75% of the field.

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When the dust had settled and the rain moved in, the winner of this year’s running of the Coke Zero 400 was Aric Almirola, racing the #43 emblazoned Ford of Richard Petty Motorsports.  What makes this victory all the sweeter you ask?  30 years ago, on this very same weekend and on the very same track, Richard Petty won his 200th NASCAR race.

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Calendar Time – July HD Desktop Wallpaper!

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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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Tina & Lou’s Gorgeous Ritz-Carlton Wedding

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Who wants another wedding post?  This afternoon we’re featuring another one of our May weddings – this time Tina and Lou’s wonderful wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  The inviting green grass and beautiful spring morning made for a wonderful outdoor wedding – complete with a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean.  After the ceremony, the couple hosted a picture-perfect brunch reception on the scenic oceanfront lawn.  Oh, and be sure to check out Tina’s great shoe selection for her wedding day in the photos below!

Congrats Tina & Lou!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Wedding & Reception Location: Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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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

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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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Jason & Jessica’s Classic Church Wedding

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We’ve got another wedding for you today – a classic church-wide celebration at Berean Baptist Church in honor of Jessica and Jason.  The folks at Berean are a wonderful church family and its always a pleasure to visit.  This sweet couple was certainly no exception – with their creative style and genuine joy that made for a truly wonderful wedding.  Even in the face of bloopers (like the bouquet getting caught in the decorations – photo below) didn’t prevent the couple from making the most of their special day!

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Congrats Jason & Jessica!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Wedding & Reception Location: Berean Baptist Church

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Wes & Jamie’s Romantic Ribault Club Wedding

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Rumor has it we may be playing a bit of catch up on blog posts after a rather crazy level of shoots it may.  The rumors weren’t wrong – we averaged nearly a shoot a day!  So, without further delay, here is our first wedding of May – a wonderful celebration of love at the picturesque Ribault Club on Fort George Island.  The weather, which broke just in the nick of time, didn’t stop family and friends from enjoying this very special day for Wes and Jamie – nor did the odd wedding-day mishap damper the couple’s spirits.  A truly enjoyable and meaningful time was had by all.  It was a true pleasure to be a small part of this gracious and kind couple’s wedding day!

Congrats Wes and Jamie!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Wedding & Reception Location: Ribault Club 

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Automotive Lifestyle Shoot with the BMW Resort Driving Tour

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Again this year we had the pleasure of photographing an automotive lifestyle shoot for the BMW Resort Driving Tour.  This year we took out a 2014 BMW 550i and 640i Convertible.  On our photographic adventure, we stopped at some of our favorite spots for photos, went exploring, found a peacock, went into downtown Fernandina, and spilled ice cream on ourselves… okay, so technically, I spilled the ice cream.  Then there was that whole bit about accidentally taking the keys home with me – but we won’t talk about that.  Want your own chance behind the wheel?  The BMW Resort Driving Tour travels to a variety of luxury resorts each year – offering registered guests the chance to take out a new BMW for several hours of fun on the roads.

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Calendar Time – June HD Desktop Wallpaper!

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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

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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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Dreambuilder’s Modern Take on the Classic Beach House

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Late last week we had the pleasure of photographing another great residence from Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  This gorgeous ocean-front home located in Jacksonville Beach combines many of the classic elements found on traditional coastal cottages with a modern floor plan and color pallet – resulting in a striking modern facade that has hints of both coastal and industrial influences.  Not to be outdone by the exterior, when you step into the house you are eyes are carried upward into the three-story-tall foyer (below).  As we photographed the home, we discovered all sorts of wonderful details and creative applications that help this interior to shine.  Dreambuilder has really outdone itself this time!

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Weiyi & Wish’s Royal Ritz-Carlton Engagement Celebration

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Just last weekend, we had the pleasure of spending Friday evening with Weiyi and Wish, a great couple who celebrated their engagement with close friends at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Rich with friendship and tradition, the couple had a wonderful evening along the peaceful Atlantic Ocean – finishing the evening at the world-class restaurant, Salt.

Congrats Weiyi and Wish!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Reception Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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David & Karen’s Splendid Jurassic Wedding

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Around this time in 2002 I had just started a new job as the marketing guy at TNT Logistics.  Deremer Studios was still just a dream yet to be begun.  It was at this job that I met David.  Fast forward a decade or so, and David contacts me, sharing some big news – he was getting married!  David and Karen are both avid runners and truly seem like a perfect match for each other.  And so, on a dreary but joyful Saturday afternoon, the happy couple was married.  Both the wedding and reception were wonderful – with lots of little details (like the dinosaur theme) that all came together to make a memorable and precious time for the couple and guests alike.

Congrats David & Karen!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Wedding & Reception Location: Nocatee Crosswater Hall
Caterer: 4 Rivers Smokehouse
DJ: JH Productions

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