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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Thanks for visiting out blog!  Check out all the fun in the galley below!  As always, please feel free to download any images you like – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

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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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Check out all the fun in the galley below!   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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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

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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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!

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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

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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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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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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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Calendar Time – May HD Desktop Wallpaper!

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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!

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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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Drew’s Fun & Fantastic Bar Mitzvah

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It’s always fun to connect with old friends – and a few weekends ago, we had the chance to do just that.  Drew’s dad and I go way back – having worked together for many years at a local Logistics company before I started Deremer Studios.  Several years ago, before the days of the blog, we also had the pleasure of shooting their eldest son’s Bar Mitzvah and so, when it was Drew’s turn, we got the call!  We had a real blast spending the day with this great family and capturing Drew’s special day.

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Congrats Drew!  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!

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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com