Fine Art Shoot: Disney Fireworks with a side of Sandhill

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As you might expect, I try to never be too far away from my camera, even when on vacation.  While carrying in a large camera bag and tripod into Disney isn’t exactly what you would call convenient, every time I’ve done so, I have been glad I did.   As with any heavily attended event, trying to get the best spot for fireworks at Disney means coming early, so that’s what we did.  after staking out my spot, I popped on my ND filter to experiment with some long exposures just as day was giving way to dusk – and the above image was one of my favorite results.  Even though I’ve been doing this for well over a decade, I still really enjoy just playing with the camera!

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Check out all the fun in the galley below!  These photos are all 1920 x 1080P HD wallpaper, designed to work perfectly with your widescreen computer, TV or other displays.  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!

TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS: simply click on the photo you like from the gallery.  Once opened, click “view full resolution”, located on the bottom right part of the screen.  Once the full resolution image loads, simply right click and select “Save As” to save it to your computer.

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A New View – Disney Fireworks HD Wallpaper from a Novel Perspective

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Undoubtedly, you’ve seen and perhaps even taken your own photos of the evening fireworks at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  Over the years, we’ve explored various locations to shoot this wonderful show – from the iconic images of the Castle from Main Street, to wide shots from the Polynesian Resort (you can download some of our favorite shots from previous visits here).  This time, we took to the heights to shoot the fireworks from the Contemporary Resort.  It proved to be a really great location!

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I would be remiss if I did not mention what brought us to Orlando over the long weekend.  If you’ve been following our blog for some time, you know that my wife an co-owner, Bryn, was diagnosed with breast cancer back in November of 2012.  As you can imagine, the year has been filled with ups and downs as Bryn has gone through surgery, chemo and a seemingly unending stream of appointments and treatments over the past year.  We are thankful that God allowed Bryn and the doctors to catch her cancer early – resulting in a good prognosis, even though she is so young.  We have been blessed by wonderful doctors, nurses and technicians, a great hospital and support from not only our biological families, but also our neighbors and church family.  Add to all of this, a wonderful gift from the Memories of Love organization – who sent us to Orlando to enjoy time with our family and explore Sea World and Universal Studios.  It was a wonderfully renewing gift that we are so very thankful for.

As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!  All images are 1920 x 1080 pixels – perfect for 1080P HD wallpaper for your computer!

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Fourth of July Fireworks HD Wallpaper – Hampton Beach

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Last night we had the pleasure of shooting the Fourth of July fireworks display in Hampton Beach, NH.  This was our first time back at Hampton since 2008, so a trip was well overdue.  As is typical for Hampton Beach, the traffic was horrendous and the parking sparse at best, but after 45 minutes of driving around the area, we were able to find a parking spot and setup along the seawall to photograph this great coastal display.  While not as big or complex as some other area shows, the reflection of the fireworks off the water with the long lines of the beach in the background, make for some unique photos.

As always, enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as HD 1080P desktop wallpaper below!

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Fourth of July Fireworks HD Wallpaper – Natural and Man-made

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As you enjoy your Fourth of July picnics, parties and celebrations across the country (and for many of you abroad), we thought it would be nice to share a few of our favorite fireworks-themed desktop wallpaper.  We’ve included a selection of our favorite man-made fireworks wallpaper, such as the one above, as well as some of our favorite sunset and lighting photos for those of you that enjoy a bit more natural “fireworks”.  As always, feel free to download.  Most of these images are 1920×1080 full HD wallpaper.

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As you can see, the show did in fact begin – at about 10:30, and it was well worth the wait.  Despite the rather long walk, spotty showers and delayed start – maybe even because of all those things – it is a memory that I will cherish.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as 1080P desktop wallpaper below!

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Red Carpet Treatment at the Ritz – Day 2

And so, I’ve somehow stumbled upon day two of our three-day shoot at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Our day’s coverage began with a wonderful (and fancy) taco and smoothie bar experience at the adjacent Golf Club of Amelia Island.  From there, the plan had been to explore the rich history of the Island’s back streets and inland waterways, but afternoon thunderstorms changed those plans!  Thankfully, the team at the Ritz was ready with some great back-up activities, like the Cupcake Wars event you see above.

By early evening, the storms had moved offshore and the group was treated to a wonderful ocean-side dinner at the AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Salt.  But before dinner, the guests were treated to a special tasting of over 20 exotic salts from all over the world.  The night was far from over after dinner – the Ritz-Carlton has a special surprise in store for the group – a beach-side fireworks display that would rival many town’s 4th of July celebrations!  Add to that an after party with amazing candies, desserts, and a 3-foot tall chocolate sculpture, and you have one full day!    Enjoy the photos!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Lightning, Fireworks and Disney – Oh My! HD Wallpaper

Deremer Studios had quite the adventure this July 3rd – and I’m sure you can’t wait for details – so here you go!  After a bit of a tip from an Orlando native, we decided it would be a great idea go down to Orlando to shoot Disney’s 4th of July fireworks (technically, it was their 3rd of July fireworks – but that counts, right?).   As the afternoon gave way to evening, the weather took a turn for the worst, trapping us inside for over an hour as we waited for the showers to stop.  As the storms moved north and the the rain gave way, we ventured out onto our super-secret spot (Five Deremer Studios super-kudo points to the first person to guess our location) and settled in for the delayed fireworks.

As you know, Disney never disappoints, so we were blessed to have a truly stunning display of lightning for almost an hour as we waited for the show to begin.  I’ve include my top three shots from the evening for your enjoyment.

As you can see, the show did in fact begin – at about 10:30, and it was well worth the wait.  Despite the rather long walk, spotty showers and delayed start – maybe even because of all those things – it is a memory that I will cherish.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as 1080P desktop wallpaper below!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Photo of the Day: Fireworks HD Wallpaper!

Here in the US, we are rapidly approaching the 4th of July – a day where we mark our independence and celebrate by blowing up things – usually in the air.  As a tribute to this day of hot dogs and potato salad, I’ve made a selection from some of our favorite fireworks photos from years gone by, and put them into full 1080P HD desktop wallpaper for you all to enjoy.

Top, is featured a photo from a shoot at Disney World, in Orlando Florida.  The photo just above is from one of our many fireworks shoots in the land of my childhood – Portsmouth, NH.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Fun Under the Amelia Sun – Part 2

Last week we had the privilege of spending several days at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island with a great commercial client.  The resort not only provided some wonderful meals and amazing service, but they also coordinated a selection of great activities.  In this post, I’ve highlighted a trip to the enchanted White Oak Conservation Center, full of mostly African endangered and threatened species.  This tour included the opportunity to watch the Cheetahs run, interact with two species of rhino, and feed a family of giraffe.  Certainly a memorable experiencing!

The exciting day concluded with a trip the the Ritz’s own AAA 5-diamond rated SALT restaurant, topped off with a fantastic beachfront fireworks display.  Enjoy the photos!

All the photos can be downloaded for free as HD desktop wallpaper.  Simply click on a photo below, click on the permalink (bottom right), save the HD wallpaper by right clicking the “1280×720″ link, and selecting save as.

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Freebie! HD Sun & Water Wallpaper

We’ve had some early mornings the past few weeks, but the results have been stunning.  There is nothing quite like getting up early in the morning and seeing the awesome beauty of creation.  With this cool weather and low humidity, the sunsets have been breathtaking as well.  Here are some of our favorites!

Interested in having one of these photos as a fine art print?  Check out our secure online ordering page, where you can order 200 archival-year museum-quality fine art prints from 4×6 to 24×36!  View and Order fine art prints here.

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
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Freebie! HD Storm Wallpaper

The last week has proven rather stormy around the First Coast.  After checking out the radar last night, I decided to take a drive out to the ocean near Huguenot Park.  I took most of these photos along the way.  I did some traffic time exposures in and out of the car as well.  All images are 1920×1080 – perfect for HD desktop wallpaper!

(Please note, in-car photos were captured using a tripod and remote in a safety-conscious manner by a professional – don’t try this at home – or on the road… The same goes for standing outside near thunderstorms.)

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
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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