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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Fine Art Follies – Thanksgiving in Appalachia

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If you were wondering just how behind we have become, this post, consisting of photos from a fine art shoot in November, should prove evidence enough!  It was the week after this shoot that we discovered Bryn had breast cancer – and it has been a solid 6 months of business since then.  Thankfully, Bryn’s prognosis is good and we were able to handle a couple large surges in business even with Bryn going through chemo.  The months have been hard but fruitful – a blessing of sorts that we would never have asked for, but are thankful to have experienced.

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But I digress.  A bit about the photos: We went up to Abingdon, Virgina just before Thanksgiving to spend some time with family.  As always, I take the opportunity of a trip to explore and shoot some fine art photography.  This time, I focused on the old and dilapidated remains or homes and barns in hill country around Abingdon.  One house that especially struck me was this once grand home, with full porch and substantial size, yet abandoned and falling in.  It makes you wonder why a home is just left and abandoned.  And this was just one of many homes along a short stretch of hilly back road suffering the same fate.  Later on, we took a trip to Bristol Speedway to drive the track and enjoy their massive Christmas light display.  Check out all our favorites from the trip below!

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Fine Art Series – Travels North: The Panorama Addendum

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!

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Fine Art Series – Travels North Part 11: Rutsic-topia

All good things must come to an end – at least that’s what they say.  Unfortunately, that’s the case with our Photography Grand Tour as well.  This is the final post in this series – featuring the wonderfully rustic world that is Appalachia.

Here, the past isn’t bull-dozed to make way for the next big thing, but rather it is left so many times to its own devices – allowing time and nature to slowly etch away at these buildings – removing their white-washed finishes and black-trimmed windows, and leaving bare, weathered wood that too will eventually give way to the earth around it.

Above is a photo we captured of White’s Mill, just outside of Abingdon, VA.  Though this fine old building has seen better days, this late 18th century structure has severed as a working mill for over 200 years, and still offers milling services for local farmers.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from this location, as well as Grayson Highlands State Park .   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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Contest & Freebies! – Fall Photo Contest

Who doesn’t love a good contest and a couple of freebies?  After so many months of hot and humid weather, hints of autumn are finally in the air.  To celebrate, we’re hosting a fall photo contest.  The winner will receive their choice of a one hour engagement, senior or family portrait session, or if you would prefer, two 10×30 signed fine art panoramas.  To enter, all you need to do is pick your favorite autumn-themed photo, uploaded to one (or both) of our Facebook pages and get get as many friends as you can to vote for your photo.  The person who’s photo has the most combined votes from the two pages wins.  Good luck!

Free Autumn Desktop Wallpaper
To download, simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  Right above the photo will be a link to the full resolution image.  Simply right click that link and save it to your photo folder.  With some internet browsers, you can even right click on the full resolution image and set it as your background right from there!

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Freebie! HD Desktop Wallpaper

To celebrate the launch of our new blog, we’re giving away a selection of full HD desktop wallpapers.  These backgrounds feature photos from two of our recent fine art trips – one to Virginia this Spring, and the other to New Hampshire and Maine this summer.  Feel free to download as many as you like and enjoy.

To download, simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  Right above the photo will be a link to the full resolution image.  Simply right click that link and save it to your photo folder.  With some internet browsers, you can even right click on the full resolution image and set it as your background right from there!

Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com