Big Talbot Island: Snails, Sunrise and Storms – Oh My!

A Wet and Wild Morning on Big Talbot Island

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So…  Sometimes things don’t quite go as planned.  This morning, and old friend and I headed out to shoot some of the amazing driftwood on the northern coast of Big Talbot Island.  This great little chunk of shore just a stone’s throw from Amelia Island, provides a great location for some unique scenic photography – something that’s a bit different than the uninterrupted golden sands that line the majority of Florida’s coast.  Prior to leaving, I had checked both the weather forecast, as well as the aviation weather conditions (they provide more detail on current conditions than your typical weather app).  Both looked promising, with no precipitation in the forecast until almost lunch time.  So, cameras and tripods in hand – and a good hour and a half before sunrise – we set out along the shore, walking about a mile to this wild piece of Old Florida.   The first hour or so of shooting went great – allowing us to experiment with long exposures and a variety of angles while trying our hardest to ignore the gnats.  As night reluctantly gave way to day, we even spotted a water spout (below), as it hugged the Amelia Island coast ahead of a small patch of rain.  The patch wouldn’t stay small…

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Soon, the little clump of rain became a more defined line – with the weather sticking to our North, and working its way inland.  In my infinite wisdom, despite the storm cutting off our exit, I thought it would be best to keep shooting and let the storm pass.  That was, until it decided to pass overhead.   Within a matter of only a few minutes, the skies opened up all around us – the storm having increased in size and intensity at a surprising rate.  Thankfully, I always carry a trash bag in my camera bag for just such an occasion, so while I enjoyed a 45 minute tropical shower, my cameras stayed high and dry in my not-so-chic emergency rain solution.    By the time we got back to the car, storms were popping left and right, including a massive shelf-clouded storm over Jacksonville, offering us some good photo ops as we made our way back to town.

And, as a bit of an extra – above is a video of the Monday commute for a troupe of snails.  Just before the rain, I had noticed that many of the felled pieces of driftwood were covered in these lime-green colored snails.  At first, I thought the snails were stationary, but as I started snapping some long exposures, I realized they were on the move (undoubtedly seeking cover for the impending deluge as I, too, should have been).  But, throwing caution to the wind, I took this time lapse video of these fascinating little creatures for your enjoyment.  The clip is about 20 seconds and represents about 10 minutes of movement.

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Full Moon Rising with the Canon 5DS – Field Test

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We were out doing some evening work in the yard – attempting to dodge the Florida summer heat – and I happened to look east as the moon was rising above the trees.  The rather low, fluffy cumulus clouds, dissipating after a day of thunderstorms, were streaming past the moon as the drifted out to sea, the moons glow creating a colorful rainbow of colors as the clouds crossed the moon.  To the Western sky, Jupiter and Venus were glowing brightly as well – so, no surprise here – I went in, grabbed our new Canon 5DS, slapped on our 100-400 and our 1.4 extender, and started shooting.  I began with some freehand shots at higher ISOs with surprisingly decent results (you could clearly see the phase of the Venus), but later resorted to a tripod to capture some low ISO, high aperture images.  All in all, I was very impressed with the 5DS and here are three of my favorite images!

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Full Moon Rising with the Canon 5DS – Field Test

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Flash! Bang! Field Test with the New Canon 5DS

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After a short delay, our new Canon 5Ds finally arrived, and last night proved the perfect opportunity to test out some of its capabilities.  As I headed home from a meeting at church, the lightning was popping all over the place – and not just single bolts (like the photo above), but the kind of lightning with tendrils that expand and fracture across the entire sky.  So, after a brief stop at the studio to grab the new camera and a brief consult of my radar app, I went out to one of my favorite spots and started shooting.  The gallery below features some of my favorite shots.

As far as the camera goes, I had it paired with our 24-70 2.8L II lens, and I was taken back by the sharpness in the photos.  With a 50 megapixel sensor, the detail this camera can capture is truly amazing.  And, because there is an over-abundance of pixels, low light noise patterns are greatly diminished in the finished work.  Also of note, the shutter is considerably more quiet and the dynamic range seems to be a stop or so improved over the 5D Mk III.  So far, I am very impressed with the camera.

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Flash! Bang! Field Test with the New Canon 5DS

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Scapes’ Top-Notch Landscape Design

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This past week, we again had the pleasure of working with the great folks at Scapes of North Florida.  This time, we shot three unique residences, including the new HGTV home in Jacksonville Beach, FL (below).   Be sure to view their innovative landscaping at these three homes by thumbing through the gallery at the bottom of this post.

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Deremer Studios specializes in Architectural photography – both residential and commercial.  Our specialized equipment, designed specifically for this sort of photography, enables us to creatively capture almost any space!  Check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.  Enjoy the photos!

Want to see more of our architectural work?  Check out our full portfolio at pro.deremerstudios.com/architecture.html.

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The Perfect Landscape

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Last week was a busy week for us, but thankfully, we had some great weather to do our first shoot with Scapes of North Florida.  Featured in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, this wonderful company does a superb job creating some beautiful landscapes that show well, even in the winter.  Check out some of our favorites below!

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Deremer Studios specializes in Architectural photography – both residential and commercial.  Our specialized equipment, designed specifically for this sort of photography, enables us to creatively capture almost any space!  Check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.  Enjoy the photos!

Want to see more of our architectural work?  Check out our full portfolio at pro.deremerstudios.com/architecture.html.

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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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Introducing New Wedding Offerings & Revised Pricing

As of July 1st, we have shifted things up a bit with our wedding offerings.  Though a few packages have modestly increased in price, we have expanded those packages, and we have even dropped the pricing on several packages and introduced new, even more affordable a la cart options for those of you on very tight wedding budgets.  We hope these changes will help all of you find the perfect package to fit both your needs and your budget!

Still want to book based on our previous packages?  Through July 31st, you are welcome to book your package either using the new pricing or our previous pricing.  But, on August 1st, we’ll discontinue offering our previous pricing options.   Here is a link to both our new and old pricing:

New Price Sheet
Old Price Sheet

And, as always, if you don’t see the perfect package on our price sheet, please feel free to contact us for a custom package quote!

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