2012 Fine Art Collection – Find The Perfect Christmas Gift!

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Looking for that perfect gift for your art lover?  We’ve hand picked 100 of our favorite fine art photos from 2012, including images from New England, Virginia, North Carolina and even Haiti, that might just look wonderful on that special someone’s wall.  Order your print by the end of this week, and we’ll have it shipped to you in time for Christmas.  Here is the link to our secure ordering site, where you can order anything from 5×7 to gigantic 24×36 museum-quality prints: www.deremerstudios.photoreflect.com.  Below are some of the many photos to choose from, and as always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Freebie HD Wallpaper – New England Winter Part 4: Snow?

Well, here it is – the last installment from our New England fine art trip.  Today’s theme is focused on snow.  Finally, at the end of our wither trip, we managed to see snow – about 1/4 of an inch of snow.  Not exactly the stuff of dreams, but snow all the same.  However, by the time the sun set, it was all gone with balmy temperatures in the high 30s.  Enjoy the photos!

TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS: simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  On the bottom right, click permalink.  Right above the photo is a link to the full resolution image (1280×720 is usually what it says).  Simply right click that link and save it to your preferred folder.

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

Freebie HD Wallpaper – New England Winter Part 3: Fog

Welcome to part 3 of our New England adventure.  Today’s theme is fog – and there was lots of it during this predawn shoot.  You don’t normally associate fog with winter, but a few times a season, you’ll find the perfect conditions for fog along the banks of the Piscatiqua.  This day was no exception – it was the coldest day of the season and the resulting difference in the temperature of the open water as compared to the air produced this frigid fog over the river.  It sure made for some pretty unique photography conditions – and with the 15kt wind and 5F temperatures, it also reminded me of the value of gloves (which I neglected to bring).

The photo above was not taken on Halloween, is not from Europe, and does not depict a castle.  Shocking, I know.  In fact, this is the old prison located on the eastern tip of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  Known in its time as the “Alcatraz of the East”, this turn of the century prison housed a wide variety of military prisoners (including U-boat crews) until it was decommissioned in 1974.   You can read more about this fascinating structure here.

If you’ve been following our blog recently, you may recognize the lighthouse above.  This is Whaleback Light – a granite block lighthouse constructed in 1829.  About three years ago, I took a similar sunrise trip to this location under very similar conditions, and took a series of photos as the sun rose over the fog bank.  That photo is one of two that National Geographic selected for their prestigious stock photography site. We’ll see how these do!  Of course, there’s a nice selection of all my favorite shots from this shoot below.  Enjoy!

TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS: simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  On the bottom right, click permalink.  Right above the photo is a link to the full resolution image (1280×720 is usually what it says).  Simply right click that link and save it to your preferred folder.

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

Freebie HD Wallpaper – New England Winter Part 2: Coastal NH

Here’s part 2 from our New England fine art excursion.  Today’s theme is Coastal New Hampshire.  On this shoot, I spent a few hours along the coast of Rye and New Castle, as the sun set and the stars begun to shine.

The photo above is of Rye Harbor – a tiny little natural harbor that hosts a tight-knit community, made up mostly of lobstermen.  As the sun set between a few layers of thin winter clouds, it would peek through with vibrant beams that tinted the entire scene.

The seawall at the end of Rye Harbor provided a great natural frame for the Isles of Shoals, located 8 miles off the coast of NH. The photo above is of Star Island.  On its rocky shores you can see the Oceanic Hotel, one of only a few remaining great resorts from the Victorian Era, as well as Gosport Church and a monument to Pastor John Tucke.

As day gave way to night, I traveled a bit further up the coast to New Castle, NH – a small town located on a collection of rocky islands along the south bank of the Piscatiqua River.  The photo below features Whaleback Light – one of my favorite subjects in the area.  Though the moon was out, the clear skies and low humidity allowed me  to capture a generous collection of stars to the east.

Enjoy the photos!

TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS: simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  On the bottom right, click permalink.  Right above the photo is a link to the full resolution image (1280×720 is usually what it says).  Simply right click that link and save it to your preferred folder.

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

Farewell 2011 – Last Photo of the Year!

What did we do for New Years?  Take photos of course!  Well, that wasn’t the plan, but with an amazing fog bank rolling into the region, I had to step outside and take a few time exposures.  So, here is a series of photos from our last shoot of 2011!

Wishing you and yours the best for 2012!

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

Freebie HD Wallpaper – New England Winter Part 1: Nubble

We recently spent some time up in New England visiting family and doing fine art photography.  For the next several days, I’ll be uploading selections from our shoot – each day with a specific theme.

Today’s theme is Nubble Light, in York, ME.  The day of this shoot, the weather was pretty intense!  Though the temperatures were relatively mild for the winter months (about 40F), the wind was brutal – gusting up to 40kts or so pretty regularly.  But this combination of wind and big waves from a front that had just went through made for some great photo opportunities.  Here are a few of our favorites.  Enjoy!

TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS: simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  On the bottom right, click permalink.  Right above the photo is a link to the full resolution image (1280×720 is usually what it says).  Simply right click that link and save it to your preferred folder.

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

Merry Christmas – Freebie HD Wallpapers!

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
 – Luke 2:10-11 ESV

There are few things that bring back warm memories of family and celebration like Christmas.  As Christians, this holiday also carries a special meaning of grace, redemption, joy and love, marked by Jesus’ laying aside his rights as creator of the universe and coming to earth as a vulnerable baby.  His purpose was simple, yet profound – to live a perfect life, die a gruesome death in our stead, and rise from the dead.

And so, while we joyfully celebrate the joy of gifts and the warmth of family, may we never forget that on this day, we celebrate the greatest of Gifts – God himself coming to dwell with us and bring us true and full joy, peace and love.

And so, to celebrate this gift, we offer this small token of our apprecaition – a few winter-themed desktop wallpapers.  Merry Christmas!

TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS: simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  On the bottom right, click permalink.  Right above the photo is a link to the full resolution image (1280×720 is usually what it says).  Simply right click that link and save it to your preferred folder.

Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  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

Pan-O-Rama

Did you know we also offer a wide selection of fine art panoramas?  Today, I’ve selected some of my favorites from the past several years for your enjoyment.  Prints of these photos are available to purchase in a variety of sizes from Deremer Studios Panorama.

I grew up in New Hampshire, so the rugged beauty of the area has always drawn me.  Though it doesn’t have the expanse of beaches, dramatic thunderstorms, or lazy palm trees, the beauty of this region is truly stunning.  From the 400 years of architectural history (including the oldest brick house in New England), to the rolling hills and still mountain lakes, the region is truly stunning.

As a courtesy to our commercial and individual clients, Deremer Studios shoots a selection of our ultra-high resolution panoramas at almost every setting – providing a truly unique perspective on the shoot.  For our wedding clients, we typically shoot 2 to 4 of these panoramas.   Because these images are so large, you can even blow them up to mural size without loss of quality.  In fact, we have a 8ft panorama of downtown Jacksonville hanging right in our office!

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

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