A Rainy Inaugural – Cars and Coffee Invades The Avenues

An Epic, Drizzly Beginning to Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee at The Avenues

With the new year comes all sorts of changes – not least of which was the move of Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee from the Florida Times Union parking lot to its new location at the Avenues Mall, in Jacksonville’s southside.  The morning proved stupendously dreary, with a lingering fog and sporadic rain showers that you would think would keep many cars tucked safely away in their garages.  Add to that a new location and people recovering from the holidays, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if attendance at Cars and Coffee was less than spectacular.  But I was surprised – with somewhere north of 700 folks bringing their classics and exotics, hardtops and convertibles, priceless gems and ratted out rods – the rain and logistics couldn’t keep all the car nuts from their monthly gathering!   The folks at Automotive Addicts did it again!

Apart from a greater-than-normal amount of umbrellas and a lower-than-usual percentage of convertibles, Cars and Coffee was populated with your usual manifold assortment of automotive eye candy.  Noteworthy vehicles included a super-rare (As in you’re more likely to see Elvis back from the dead than see one of these) McLaren 675LT, as well as not one, but two Volvo 240’s!  Yeah, I know – what’s the big deal about an old Volvo?  For most people, not much, but my first two cars were Volvo 240 station wagons, so you could say I have an affection for them.

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A Rainy Inaugural – Cars and Coffee Invades The Avenues

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A Feast for the Eyes – November’s Cars and Cofee

Rare Rides and Good Friends at Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee

Deremer Studios Automotve Photography - Cars and Coffee

Wow!  It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at Deremer Studios, but thankfully we were still able to get out to Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee this weekend!  After skipping a month thanks to our buddy, Hurricane Matthew, it was nice to see everyone come out yet again for the penultimate Cars and Coffee to be held at the Times Union Building.  The fine folks that put on the show are on the lookout for a new location for the meet-up, beginning in January.  If you’ve got, or know of any locations with 400+ parking spots and a great atmosphere, please let the good folks at Automotive Addicts know.

Deremer Studios Automotve Photography - Cars and Coffee

This month, VW was the featured marquis, with a hearty showing of Golf representing much of the history of the German manufacturer’s storied model – many with a healthy touch of modifications for your drooling pleasure.  Vintage American muscle was also there in force, with a wide range of 60’s and 70’s Corvettes, Mustangs and Firebirds, and the rather splendidly restored Mercury Cougar, above.   The morning was rounded out with some modern muscle, like the ACR Viper, a couple of exotics, and a smattering of modern Euro and Asian rides.  In total, there were about 200 folks that brought their cars out for a morning of shared passion.  Isn’t it nice when we can all come together!

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Sunny Side Up Honda – September’s Cars and Cofee

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Lightspeed! Automotive Photography with PixelStick

Behold the wonders of PixelStick

Deremer Studios Automotve Photography

About this time last year, I bought the first piece of dedicated equipment (a boom system designed for taking motion photos of cars) for our growing automotive photography business.  It’s proven a worthwhile investment.  So as we prepare for 2016, we decided to buy another tool – this time the PixelStick – an innovative programmable light stick with surprisingly versatile capabilities.  Our primary purpose for purchasing the PixelStick was to help illuminate cars during night shoots, but as we discovered it can do much, much more!  Last night, we did our first trial shoot on two vehicles, and I must say I am quite impressed with our new piece of kit.

Deremer Studios Automotve Photography

Essentially, the PixelStick is a six foot array of 200 RGB LEDs, a handle, and a controller.  Right out of the box, the controller comes with a selection of patters you can use to create a wide range of stunning effects.  But here’s the really cool part – you can make your own patters and even images to project using your PixelStick.  For example, we’re headed down to Daytona this weekend to cover the Rolex 24 for Top Gear, so we created a selection of patters and images that would compliment some of the vehicles we may photograph in the garages – such as the white and blue pattern (above) to accent a vintage Shelby GT350 we’ll be shooting.   All in all, we’re quite excited about the potential of the PixelStick.  Stay tuned for more images!

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Lightspeed! Automotive Photography with PixelStick

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Flying High with Audi at the NAS JAX Air Show – Part 3 [The Panoramas]

Here’s our third and final installment from the air show – our Panoramas.

One of the unique things we provide at the majority of our shoots are ultra-high resolution panoramas.  This is a fun and unique way to capture all the activity in a wide area while maintaining lots of crisp quality, even at very large sizes.  Enjoy!

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Flying High with Audi at the NAS JAX Air Show – Part 2 [The Planes]

Here’s Part 2 from this weekend’s Air Show. For those of you who missed the first post, we had the opportunity to shoot this year’s show on behalf of the title sponsor, Jack Hanania Automotive Group.

Aviation goes way back in my family.  My grandfather flew a P-51 during WWII and so the P-51 holds a special place in my heart (right next to my TR-6 if you were wondering).  The two P-51s above are flown by The Horsemen – the world’s only P-51 flight team.  It’s always a thrill to hear those mighty 16 cylinder engines come to life.  It’s a sound not easily forgotten!

For those of you who follow the blog, you already know I am a bit of a car nut, but you may not know that it was actually my love of aviation that brought me down to Florida.  I originally came down to Jacksonville University as a flight student.  Though I changed majors, my love for flying has never diminished.  So, having the opportunity to walk among such beautiful and storied aircraft, not to mention watch them fly, is quite a treat.

Above is a wonderfully restored example of the trainer variant of the Stearman model 75.   The first aircraft most WWII veterans flew, this plane taught countless thousands all the basics of military flying.  This particular Stearman is flown by John Mohr [of Mohr Barnstorming] – who put on a thrilling barnstormer-style display – flying just feet off the ground in a variety of unconventional attitudes.  It was all the more impressive this weekend because of the crazy crosswinds.  He’s truly a talented pilot!

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Flying High with Audi at the NAS JAX Air Show – Part 1 [The Sponsor]

This weekend, we had the wonderful opportunity to photograph the NAS Jax Air Show on behalf of the title sponsor, Jack Hanania Automotive Group.  To shamelessly parody a cherished Christmas carol, though the weather outside was frightful, the stunts [and occasion warm jet wash] were quite delightful.  As you will see in a few photos below, we employed our ND filter for several unique time exposures of the crowd.  The one below is my favorite:

Jack Hanania Automotive Group has four dealerships in town, specializing in Audi, Acura, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen sales.  We had a great time getting to know some of their staff at the event, as they showed those daring souls who braved the cold, some of the great new cars from Audi, VW and Acura.    We hope you enjoy the photos!

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