The Western Expanse – Winter Glories in the Western United States

Exploring the Winter Glories of the West on an Epic 5,600 Mile Road Trip

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Late this past winter, I had the opportunity to embark on a rather epic road trip from Jacksonville, FL to Scottsdale, AZ and then back again.  Not wanting to waste a winter trip so close (relatively speaking) to some amazing national parks and scenic areas, I decided to take an extra two days on the return drive to see if I couldn’t find something a bit less monotonous than the 2,500 miles of I-10 I drove on the way out.  I wasn’t disappointed.  At times, it was as if every turn presented another vista of winter glories to behold!

Deremer Studios Fine Art Photography - Out West

So, where did I go to find all these “winter glories”, you ask?  Well, I started off at the Grand Canyon (photos in the gallery below) and spent an afternoon and evening exploring and photographing the snow-spattered canyon’s southern rim.  From there I toured the slot canyon of Lower Antelope Canyon (top) and it’s flowing red sandstone formations.  Later that day, I stumbled upon a sign for Monument Valley and opted to take the detour.  It proved to be a perfect diversion, with the sun setting between two layers of clouds and lighting the entire sky and the eerie formations on fire for a glorious, though fleeting moment.  Early the next morning, I attempted to check out the winter glories of Canyonlands, but upon discovering the road from Moab to the park was dirt and wound through a steep mountain pass, I opted to return to Arches National Park for a sunrise that would be less likely to ruin the car I was photographing for AVIS.   Talk about winter glories!  The sunrise over the snow-capped mountain range provided a stunning backdrop to the other-worldly formations found in Arches, like the scene above.

Deremer Studios Fine Art Photography - Out West

My last stop was the fabled Rim Rock Drive, a scenic extravaganza of a drive up to the top of Colorado National Monument.  With the latitude and altitude increasing, this is where I saw the most snow, but even still I had been hoping for considerably more snow for this “winter glories” trip.  Yet, I have to say, even without quite as much of a winter landscape, the scenery certainly didn’t disappoint.  I even stumbled upon the remains of the old Vulcan Mine (and discovered it’s fascinating and tragic story) as I drove through New Castle, CO.

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The Western Expanse – Winter Glories in the Western United States

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Calendar Time – February 2015 HD Wallpaper!

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Did you realize it’s already February?  Turns out I didn’t!  But late is better than never, so here’s our collection of February HD wallpaper for your enjoyment!   We missed out on snow during this year’s winter trip, so forgive me if I wax a bit nostalgic with some of my favorite winter scenes from New England.  However, if snow is the last thing you want gracing your screen right now, might I suggest one of several warm-colored reminders that this too shall pass – with glowing Florida sunsets and meandering Appalachia country streams.  As always, we’ve also included one of our favorite shots from the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance – This time we’re including an image I’ve titled “The Curious Cohort” featuring three vehicles that, apart from having four wheels and an engine, couldn’t be more different in form or function. If you’re looking for more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Calendar Time – February 2015 HD Wallpaper!

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Calendar Time – December 2014 HD Wallpaper!

2014 12 December - Nubble Lighthouse Christmas Lighting Dusk - Y

So, between a busy month, and a nasty cold/strep infestation that knocked me out, I managed to forget that November existed.  Thankfully, I am once again among the living and have in fact remembered that December is upon us!  So, that means we’ve got some fresh holiday wallpaper for your enjoyment!  Whether you are looking for the nostalgic wintery scenes from New England and Virginia, a remembrance of Christmases gone by, or a reminder that winter, too will come to an end, we’ve got the wallpaper for you!  As always, we’ve also included one of our favorite cars from the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance – This time we’re featuring one of the 39 Ferrari 250 GTOs ever produced – Chassis #3445 GT.  I had the privileged of photographing this wonderful example of the 250 GTO at the 2012 Amelia Concours – but shortly after the Concours, the car’s story gets really interesting.  I’ll tell you the whole story in an upcoming post, but suffice to say we are featuring the car this month because it just completed a two year repair/restoration.   If you’re looking for more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Calendar Time – December 2014 HD Wallpaper!

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Calendar Time – March HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 03 March Wallpaper - 1961 Ferarri 250 GT Prototype

Can you believe we’re nearly in March?  Well, with the new month comes our next set of desktop wallpaper, perfect for your HD screens – Computers, TVs, Tablets and the like!  This month we have photos from coastal Florida and Georgia, rural western Virginia, and maritime Maine.  Lastly, as is our tradition, I’ve given you another of my favorite cars from the 2012 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. This 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Sperimentale GTO Prototype marked the beginning of the venerable 250 GTO that dominated so many races during the early 1960’s.  If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Calendar Time – February HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 02 February - Nubble Light at Dawn Calendar Wallpaper

You guessed it – another month has come, stopped by for what seemed like only a few days, and is already headed back out the door.  And with the change in months comes our monthly HD desktop wallpaper.  As always, our February wallpaper is in 1920 x 1080P HD format, perfect for your widescreen monitors, TVs or other devices.    This month features a variety of vistas to help remind us of that despite the cold and inconvenience, winter is a time of beauty – and for those just plane sick and tired of the frigid temps, a few warmer reminders that winter is but one season and this too shall pass.  Our most popular wallpaper from last month was of the snowy New Hampshire coast, so you’ll find another shot – this time of Portsmouth’s waterfront covered in snow and lit by the warm dawn sunshine.

I’ve also included a photo from atop Pike’s Peak, the above photo of pre-dawn light at Nubble Light, and, just for kicks, a cute baby Rhino from a visit to our friends at White Oak Conservation Center. Lastly, as is our tradition, I’ve given you another of my favorite cars from the 2013 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. This 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton hails from the land of my youth (New Hampshire) and is an especially pretty example of its class.   For more details on this unique car, check out RM’s listing here.  If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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!

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Stephani & Jonathan’s Transatlantic Wedding

2013 12 Wedding - Stephani & Jonathan 17 University Club

After a plethora of fine art shoots, I thought it might be good to change things up a bit.  We had the pleasure of shooting the gorgeous wedding of Stephani and Jonathan between Christmas and the new year.  Through unlikely circumstances, Jonathan, from the UK, and Stephani, from Jacksonville met online and not even the mighty Atlantic could keep them apart!  And so, family from ‘across the pond’ joined Stephani’s family here in Jacksonville for their wonderful ceremony – and if you take a peak at the slideshow – you’ll see there was no lack of humor or joy during their special day.

Congrats Stephani & Jonathan!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below and if you like what you see, please share our blog with others!

Wedding Location: Assumption Catholic Church
Reception Location: The University Club

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Calendar Time – January HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 01 January - Snowy Ocean Rocks Great Island Common New Castle

Where in the world has this year gone?  It seems like just a short while ago we had the whole year in front of us, and now it’s all but over.  And since a new year is around the corner, it’s time for another set of calendar wallpaper.  As always, our January wallpaper is in 1920 x 1080P HD format, perfect for your widescreen monitors, TVs or other devices.    This month features a wide variety of photos, from some beautiful confectionery work from our friends at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, to winter-scapes from western Virginia and coastal New Hampshire.  Lastly, as has become tradition, I’ve given you one of my favorite shots from the 2013 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. This 1936 Cord 810 Westchester was offered for sale at the RM Auction.  For more details on this unique car, check out RM’s listing here .  If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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 2013 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