Peta-what? Discovering a New Sport at the Petanque America Open

November seems to be Amelia Island month for Deremer Studios.  We recently spent the afternoon in Dwotown Amelia Island, photographing the annual Petanque American Open.  The sport, similar to bocce ball, revolves around two teams throwing hollow metals balls (boules)  toward a small wooden ball (the piglet).  A point is given for each ball that is closer to the piglet than the competitor’s closest ball.  The first team to 13 points wins.

The event attracted teams from all over the United States and throughout the world – with teams traveling from Europe and even Madagascar to compete in this event.  Below are some of our favorite shots from the day – enjoy!

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Cooking, Kayaks and Golf, Oh My! Amelia Fun Part 2

This past weekend, we had the pleasure of shooting a wonderful two-day event for Troutman Sanders at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  This is part two.  Over the course of the day, we covered two morning events (horseback riding and cooking school at the AAA Five Diamond restaurant, SALT) and five events in the afternoon (kayaking, tennis, golf, beach volleyball and a skeet shooting tournament).  Needless to say, the day was quite full!  Each event could be its own post, but I’ve combined them all down to one for your viewing pleasure!

As you can see from the photo above, we encountered a bit of weather in the afternoon, but that didn’t hamper the groups’ fun – it may have even enhanced it!    Below are some of our favorite shots from the evening – enjoy the photos!

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The Boca Experience Part 2: Wild Florida

It’s official – you can stop holding your breath now.  The long-awaited second post from our corporate shoot in Boca Raton is officially here.  This time, we’re sharing some of our favorite photos from the Florida Everglades and surrounding areas.  Unlike a swamp, the Everglades are actually shallow, slow moving rivers of water that meander from headwaters in northern Florida to the open water surrounding the southern tip of the peninsula.   This amazing location is home to a wide variety of wildlife, from alligators and crocodiles, to wading birds, panthers and black bears.

Above is a black necked stilt, one of the many species of birds that calls the Everglades home.  At the turn of the 20th century, the area was home to flocks of birds numbering in the millions.  It was not uncommon for a flock to take flight and blot out the sun, stretching for as far as the eye could see.  But in the 1920s, the once plentiful birds were nearly hunted to extinction because of the fashion of the day – large, gaudy hats decorated with profuse numbers of bird feathers.  Thankfully, the wildlife has been making a healthy comeback over the past 60 or so years, and though not what it once was, the Everglades are still an amazing place to visit.

Anyway, here are several of our favorite photos from the shoot – as always, downloadable as HD desktop wallpaper.  Enjoy!

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