The Electric Sunset

Sun, Rain and a Hearty Helping of Lightning along Jacksonville’s Scenic A1A

The Electric Sunset - A Dramatic Thunderstorm Sweeps Down the Coast at Dusk

Rumor had it that a very rare unicorn-level car, the 10 million dollar Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, was headed our way as part of the Gold Rush Rally that we posted about earlier today. So, after finishing up photos at the Ritz-Carlton, we headed south on A1A, to the spot where we had begun our afternoon. We never did get to see the car, but what we did get to see was just as amazing.

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

Deremer Studios Fine Art Photography

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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Photo of the Day: Lighting over the Dames Point

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I stepped outside this evening to take a look at the tree frogs that have taken over the front of our house, only to see some pretty frequent lightning to our Northwest.  What did I do next, you ask?  Well I pulled up the radar to see where the most intense cells were, made sure they were safely distant and determined that I might just be able to get a good shot of the Dames Point Bridge with a bit of lightning sprinkled in the back.  Unfortunately, in the ten minutes it took me to get down to my favorite spot, the storm had dissipated and the intense stuff mostly moved south. But I was still able to snap a few shots as hoped before all the activity shifted.  Here’s my favorite.  As always, please feel free to download the image – it is full HD 1080P – perfect for desktop wallpaper!

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Fourth of July Fireworks HD Wallpaper – Natural and Man-made

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As you enjoy your Fourth of July picnics, parties and celebrations across the country (and for many of you abroad), we thought it would be nice to share a few of our favorite fireworks-themed desktop wallpaper.  We’ve included a selection of our favorite man-made fireworks wallpaper, such as the one above, as well as some of our favorite sunset and lighting photos for those of you that enjoy a bit more natural “fireworks”.  As always, feel free to download.  Most of these images are 1920×1080 full HD wallpaper.

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As you can see, the show did in fact begin – at about 10:30, and it was well worth the wait.  Despite the rather long walk, spotty showers and delayed start – maybe even because of all those things – it is a memory that I will cherish.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as 1080P desktop wallpaper below!

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Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Deremer Studios Pro Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Lightning, Fireworks and Disney – Oh My! HD Wallpaper

Deremer Studios had quite the adventure this July 3rd – and I’m sure you can’t wait for details – so here you go!  After a bit of a tip from an Orlando native, we decided it would be a great idea go down to Orlando to shoot Disney’s 4th of July fireworks (technically, it was their 3rd of July fireworks – but that counts, right?).   As the afternoon gave way to evening, the weather took a turn for the worst, trapping us inside for over an hour as we waited for the showers to stop.  As the storms moved north and the the rain gave way, we ventured out onto our super-secret spot (Five Deremer Studios super-kudo points to the first person to guess our location) and settled in for the delayed fireworks.

As you know, Disney never disappoints, so we were blessed to have a truly stunning display of lightning for almost an hour as we waited for the show to begin.  I’ve include my top three shots from the evening for your enjoyment.

As you can see, the show did in fact begin – at about 10:30, and it was well worth the wait.  Despite the rather long walk, spotty showers and delayed start – maybe even because of all those things – it is a memory that I will cherish.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as 1080P desktop wallpaper below!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com