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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Calendar Time – October HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2013 10 October - Reflected Fall Colors Pawtuckaway State Park NH

Great news!  For the first time since April, I walked outside and was actually comfortable!  The crisp, clear and cool weather of fall has finally made an appearance here in Jacksonville, FL. So. with October just around the corner, it seemed fitting to release our October Calendar wallpaper.  This month there are a few fall foliage shots from New Hampshire and North Carolina, an old dilapidated ruin of a house I found while exploring the back roads of Appalachia, and a few man-made bits with wheels – including one of our favorite shots of the venerable McLaren F1 from our shoot with Mclaren at this year’s  Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. 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!

Copyright 2013 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

NEW! Calendar Time – November Desktop Wallpaper!

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!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Falling for the Mountains – Foliage Fools Part 3

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!

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Falling for the Mountains – Foliage Fools Part 2

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!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Falling for the Mountains – Foliage Fools Part 1

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!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

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!

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