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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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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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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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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Calendar Time – May HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 05 May Wallpaper - Memorial Day Canon Sunset Fort Clinch Amelia Island FL

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