The Summer Adventure: Fine Art Panoramas from our Travels

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The blog has been a bit scatter-brained over the past month, with no particular order – so why change, right?  Today we are featuring several of our ultra-high resolution 100 megapixel fine art panoramas from our recent photo expeditions.  Above is one of our favorite panoramas from a foggy evening shoot in Dover Point, NH, just outside of the great local seafood restaurant, Newick’s.  That evening proved an absolutely stunning display of glory and we were able to capture several panoramas as day gave way to night.  While in Virginia, we visited one of our favorite locations, White Top Mountain (below) and despite never fully seeing the sun as it set, the low cloud layer and never-ending layers of ridges made for some pretty panoramas all the same.

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Check out all the fun in the galley below!   For information on purchasing any of our fine art pieces, including our stunning metallic prints, please contact us at info@deremerstudios.com.  As always, please feel free to download any photos you like – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us spread the word!

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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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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Check out all the fun in the galley below!   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.

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

Road Trip – Florida’s Forgotten Highways

It appears that today is fine art catch-up day for Deremer Studios.  This post features a pair of road trips I recently took in conjuntion with shoots.

Back in August, I went out to Destin for a wedding and the next morning, took a day trip along the forgotten roads of Florida.  I stayed overnight in Chattahoochee, FL along the old, venerable US Route 90.  Before the interstate came through in the 1960’s, this was the main road from the Atlantic coast of Florida to the border with Alabama.  It wound through little towns, big cities, and along miles of rural countryside.  There were thriving business, service stations and motels lining the roads from Jacksonville to Alabama.  But that wasn’t to last.  Today, the road is lined with dilapidated and collapsed shells – the only reminder for what once was there – well, except for this restored service station (below) about 10 miles west of Tallahassee.

The other road trip was up to Amelia Island on a pre-sunrise road trip up to a shoot at the Ritz-Carlton.  I always enjoy driving along Heckscher Dr – a 30 mile stretch of road winding along the marshlands, coastal forests, and atop 9 bridges.  Not only was there a gorgeous sunrise, but also a great reward at the end of the drive – a pair of Audi R8s (the V8 version is below).

Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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Fine Art Series – Travels North: The Panorama Addendum

So, its been a bit of a crazy couple of months since our summer trip through New England, Pennsylvania and western Virginia.   I have just now had a chance to work on some of the panoramas from the trip.  I didn’t shoot as many as I typically do, but I wanted to share them all the same.

Above is one of the photos that I stitched together to make one of the panoramas.  This is Nubble Light in York, ME at sunrise – using a 400mm lens to make the sun as big as possible in the photo.  What I really liked about this little part of the panorama was the light coming through the house and reflecting through the light.

Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Car Crazy: 2012 Amelia Island Concours – Part 3: Panorama

Here’s the last of the photos from our shoots at the Concours – this time in our ultra-high resolution panoramas!  Feel free to view or download the HD photos using the slideshow below.

If you would like to purchase a print of any of the photos from our time at the Concours, or if you’d just like to browse additional images that weren’t on the blog, check them out on our online viewing and ordering site: http://www.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?e=8441882. Enjoy!

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.

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Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Memorial Bridge – Rediscovering a 90 Year Old Panorama

So, I’ve always been a big history fan.  Recently, this has manifested itself in a borderline obsession with the Memorial Bridge, in Portsmouth, NH.  In researching the building of the bridge at The Portsmouth Athenaeum’s website, I found a large archive of photos from the construction process (see the video I created below from 1920’s news reel and photos during the construction of the bridge).   But what really peaked my interest was a series of 6 photos, taken from the same vantage point (the top of the North Tower) and seeming to have been designed to be displayed together in a primitive sort of panorama.

And that got me wondering – would it be possible to stitch these 90 year old photos together into a modern panorama?  First, I tried our commercial stitching program, but due to slight differences in the images and limited overlap, it wasn’t coming together as I hoped.  So much for the easy way!  But by this point I was determined – and started to stitch the photos together manually using Photoshop.  After about an hour, I had a pretty presentable final product (above).

I still get a kick out of the idea that 90 year old images, taken with a comparatively rudimentary camera, were able to be turned into a modern panorama.  Pretty exciting stuff – Enjoy!

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The Haiti Chronicles – Part 6: In Panorama

This is (most likely) my final post on Haiti.  Over the course of the week, I had the opportunity to photograph several panoramas, both in Port-au-Prince, and in the more rural Gressier.   Above is one panorama we captured of the beautiful sunset over the western mountains.  Being accustomed to some pretty amazing Florida sunsets, I really enjoyed the combination of mountain, sea and cloud that we experienced that night.

Above is the a photo from the overlook (well technically, the wall of the overlook), looking down toward the port for which Port-au-Prince derives its name.  To the right is the main road through town, and in the foreground are the bustling city streets and tent villages where people now live.

Lastly, is this panorama from Gressier – looking east a little before sunset.  All of the blue shelters you see here were built by Reach Global teams, with materials from Samaratin’s Purse.  The hillsides here are truly beautiful, with a mix of tropical vegetation, humble homesteads, and larger residences along the coast.  In the background, though obscured by haze, are the arid mountains of the northern peninsula.

As I think back on my trip, now nearly a week-gone-by, I am still struck by the joy of these folks.  Beyond the poverty, beyond the destruction, beyond the squalor, it is that humble joy in the midst of so little that I believe will stick with me the most.  This is especially true in the church, where the pastors, teachers and people all seem to sense a growing movement of God.   Lord willing, I will be able to return in coming years and see the expansion of this progress of Hope.

PURCHASE PRINTS TO BENEFIT HAITI
Want to purchase one of these panoramas or any of the other images featured in our Haiti series?  Visit our online ordering site: www.deremerstudios.photoreflect.com to choose your favorite image.  All profits from the sale of these images will be donated to Reach Global’s Haiti initiative. 

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