Cristin and Cameron’s Wonderful Winter Wedding!

Here’s a few sneak peeks from our first wedding of 2012!  Cristin and Cam were married all the way up in New Hampshire.  Despite the absence of snow, we had a grand time out at Portsmouth’s Prescott Park, taking wedding photos and generally having a grand ol’ time.

The wedding and reception were at The Pearl, a converted venue that was once the home of an African American congregation dating back to 1868.  Congrats Cristin and Cam!  Enjoy the photos!

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

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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
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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!

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Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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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!

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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!

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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!

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Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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UPDATED: Freebie! Poetic Thanksgiving HD Wallpaper

Happy Thanksgiving!  There is truly so much to be thankful for!

We wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a wonderfully joyful and blessed Thanksgiving!  To help make this season just a bit more festive, we’ve taken some of our favorite autumn fine art pieces and paired them with some great Thanksgiving-themed poetry – creating 4 festive Thanksgiving wallpapers, perfect for your computer!  Each image is full HD (1920×1080).  Enjoy!

UPDATE: For those of you without widescreen monitors, we’ve added a selection of wallpapers from Thanksgiving last year.  With about a 4:3 aspect ratio, they are great for non-widescreen computers!

TO DOWNLOAD: 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