Fine Art Follies – Thanksgiving in Appalachia

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If you were wondering just how behind we have become, this post, consisting of photos from a fine art shoot in November, should prove evidence enough!  It was the week after this shoot that we discovered Bryn had breast cancer – and it has been a solid 6 months of business since then.  Thankfully, Bryn’s prognosis is good and we were able to handle a couple large surges in business even with Bryn going through chemo.  The months have been hard but fruitful – a blessing of sorts that we would never have asked for, but are thankful to have experienced.

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But I digress.  A bit about the photos: We went up to Abingdon, Virgina just before Thanksgiving to spend some time with family.  As always, I take the opportunity of a trip to explore and shoot some fine art photography.  This time, I focused on the old and dilapidated remains or homes and barns in hill country around Abingdon.  One house that especially struck me was this once grand home, with full porch and substantial size, yet abandoned and falling in.  It makes you wonder why a home is just left and abandoned.  And this was just one of many homes along a short stretch of hilly back road suffering the same fate.  Later on, we took a trip to Bristol Speedway to drive the track and enjoy their massive Christmas light display.  Check out all our favorites from the trip below!

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UPDATED: Freebie! Poetic Thanksgiving HD Wallpaper

Happy Thanksgiving!  There is truly so much to be thankful for!

We wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a wonderfully joyful and blessed Thanksgiving!  To help make this season just a bit more festive, we’ve taken some of our favorite autumn fine art pieces and paired them with some great Thanksgiving-themed poetry – creating 4 festive Thanksgiving wallpapers, perfect for your computer!  Each image is full HD (1920×1080).  Enjoy!

UPDATE: For those of you without widescreen monitors, we’ve added a selection of wallpapers from Thanksgiving last year.  With about a 4:3 aspect ratio, they are great for non-widescreen computers!

TO DOWNLOAD: simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  On the bottom right, click permalink.  Right above the photo is a link to the full resolution image (1280×720 is usually what it says).  Simply right click that link and save it to your preferred folder.

Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Here I Raise My Ebenez-what? Thanksgiving at ECC

This Sunday marked a day of mission and thanksgiving at our church home, Eastside Community Church.  During our Sunday morning service, we had the joy of recommissioning one of our missionary families (the Matthews).  We’ve enjoyed having them here for a few months, but are so thankful for the work they are doing to love and care for those in Southeast Asia.

But that wasn’t the end of our Sunday!  Last night, the church got together for a special Thanksgiving service.  For the first time, we raised our own Ebenezer (a memorial of sorts, to remind us of God’s gracious help).  It was a wonderful time of worship and thanksgiving!  Enjoy the photos!

Want to download any of the photos for your desktop wallpaper?
TO DOWNLOAD: simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  On the bottom right, click permalink.  Right above the photo is a link to the full resolution image (1280×720 is usually what it says).  Simply right click that link and save it to your preferred folder.

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Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com