Freebie! 2013 HD Veterans Day Wallpaper

1920 x 1280 DS Wallpaper 167 Veterans Day Fort Clinch

Here at Deremer Studios, we’re grateful for the sacrifices and suffering the men and women of our armed services endure for the sake of our freedom and the freedom of those around the world.  It is an honorable effort and a worthy cause.  As a small token of our appreciation, we’ve uploaded six desktop backgrounds (1920×1080 – Full HD) in honor of Veterans Day.  Enjoy and Give Thanks to those who have given so much!

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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You are Entering the Twilight Zone: Daytona 500 Under the Lights…


As you can see from the photo above, we had quite an adventure shooting the Daytona 500 last night!   The race, which was delayed over 30 hours due to rain (the first time in its 54 year history the race was not run on Sunday), was marked by events that could have been straight out of the grainy, black and white world of the Twilight Zone.

The race itself, promised to be exciting when just one lap into the race, a large crash collected several cars.  But before long, the race was going full bore, with very little in the way of incidents and with everyone for the most part staying in line and waiting for the last run.  But that was all about to change…

At lap 160, while the caution was out, the 42 Target car was on the back stretch catching up to the pack.  Just before entering turn 3, something broke in the rear of the car, sending it spinning out of control – and directly toward one of the jet dryer trucks that was slowly circling the track.  I just happened to be looking in that direction, and saw a massive fireball erupt as the two vehicles met.  I quickly grabbed my 100-400 and took the following series of images.  The first is just a second or two after impact, before the jet fuel ignited.  As you can see, the damage doesn’t look all that severer.  The second image is shortly after the fire crew arrived.  The third image is after the fire has been put out – you can clearly see the destruction.

Below are my favorite photos from this very unique race!

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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Remembering the Memorial Bridge

Today, I found out from a friend that they have begun to dismantle the Memorial Bridge.  If you’re not from the Seacoast of New Hampshire, its just another old bridge, well past its prime, but for those who grew up around this iconic bridge, it feels like the end of an era.

The bridge fist began to take shape during the summer of 1920, and on August 17, 1923 the bridge opened for traffic.  When built, it had the world’s longest lifting span, at 300ft and was dedicated as a “”Memorial to the Sailors and Soldiers of New Hampshire who participated in the World War 1917-1919.”

Autobiographically, I can still remember the sensation of riding my 10 speed across the grating, heart racing as I tried to stay on two wheels while riding on the steel grating of the center span.  I was always quite relieved to make it to the other side in one piece.  But that was the joy of the bridge – it was a bit of an adventure.  As I got older, I moved from two wheels to four – and driving my old Triumph TR-6 over the bridge – with the towers rising high above and the water rushing below is still a very visceral memory.

However, over the last several years, the bridge has not fared well.  At nearly 90 years old, the bridge was beginning to crack and break despite the efforts of NH and ME work crews to keep her up.  In the end, the decision was made to dismantle the bridge and replace it with something more modern.  Really, there was no other choice.

Thankfully, over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to photograph the bridge.  Here are some of my favorites – in 1080P and perfect for your desktop wallpaper.  Enjoy!

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Freebie HD Wallpaper – Washington & The Smithsonian!

Well, all good things must come to an end.  Unfortunately, that’s true for fine art photo adventures as well.  On our way back from our time in New England, we took a half day to do a whirlwind tour of DC.  In the 5 hours we were there, we visited the Capitol, Civil War Memorial, Air and Space Museum, and the Museum of Natural History.   Here’s a selection of our favorite photos from the trip!

Above is a photo of some bird (I have a really good memory).  Despite being perched on a branch, it is actually no longer living.  To the right is a really cool piece of history for a guy that loves both photography and aviation.  This is the actual camera used to photograph the Wright Brothers’ first flight.  All those famous pictures you’ve seen of those first flights were taken with this very camera!  Pretty cool stuff.

Below is one more photo from the session.  In focus is the legendary Bell X-1, the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound (in level flight) way back in 1950.  In the foreground is the North American X-15, This plane still holds the record for the fastest speed ever reached by a manned rocket-powered aircraft.  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 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!

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