Christopher Holmes - Fine Artist

Christopher Holmes

Eustis, FL - United States

 
 
 

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Christopher Holmes

Eustis, FL - United States

Christopher Holmes - Fine Artist

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October 25th, 2007

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About Christopher Holmes

First things first; All images presented here are copyrighted by the photographer, Christopher E. Holmes, and may not be used without written permission. Requests for written permission to use these images in situations other than what is provided here must be made to: Christopher@ocularperceptions.com.

What follows is an abbreviated biography. Visit my blog entry 'How I Got Here' for my extended biography.

How I Got Here
I first got my hands on a camera when I was 2 years old. It was a beautiful Kodak Brownie. This moment was recorded by my grandfather who always carried at least three cameras. I didn't immediately start taking pictures but I did get into art. My first memorable works were in oil. My parent's oils to be exact and my first canvases were the screen door of the house and the side of the family car. Later I even added my own special touch to their paintings. That's when my parents decided I needed my own supplies. From then on I was always drawing or painting.

When I was 13 years old, Kodak came into my life again. The neighbor across the street had several boxes out on the curb which drew my attention. Upon inspection of the boxes and a short conversation with the homeowner, I became the proud new owner of a Kodak 35 Rangefinder with various attachments. I took my new toys home, loaded some film and proceeded to become addicted to photography. That Christmas my grandfather gave me everything I needed for my first darkroom. From that time on I was hooked.

I married my High School sweetheart in 1977. I worked a myriad of different jobs before I served 20 years and retired from the US Air Force. During this time we had 3 beautiful daughters who all got to be my models, willingly or not. Due to circumstances, I had to pack my cameras and darkroom away for awhile.

At the end of February 2007 I finally bought a Sony A100 DSLR with several lenses and the rest of the gadgets they could talk me into and started back into the world of visual exploration. By mid June 2007 I had over 7,000 images. Many of which were nothing more than painful lessons. To say I was rusty would be a polite way to put it. I had to re-learn many of the skills I used to perform naturally and there are still more to remember.

I have upgraded several times since that initial purchase, both hardware and software as well as improved my skills with lots of practice. Not as much practice as Id like but Im working on that issue. As far as the images on display here, you'll notice quickly enough that I don't limit my vision to any specific style, target or environment. If it gets in front of my lens and I like it, it's mine. With more time and experience I may settle into a style and/or specialty but, until then Im going to keep having fun exploring the possibilities available. I hope you enjoy my work and please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss any of the images presented here.

Thank you,

Christopher Holmes


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This is a collection of my bird images.

Christopher Holmes - Pretty Boy
 

Pretty Boy by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Little Blue Heron
 

Little Blue Heron by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Seagull Parking
 

Seagull Parking by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Beached Feather
 

Beached Feather by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - White Ibis - BW
 

White Ibis - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - White Ibis
 

White Ibis by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tri-Color - BW
 

Tri-Color - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tri-Color Heron
 

Tri-Color Heron by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - In Flight With Stick
 

In Flight With Stick by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rusty Bobber
 

Rusty Bobber by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Lively Lunch
 

A Lively Lunch by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ready..Set..
 

Ready..Set.. by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Providing A Little Shade
 

Providing A Little Shade by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Quite The Doo
 

Quite The Doo by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Feed Me
 

Feed Me by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Wearing Spring Colors
 

Wearing Spring Colors by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tricolored Siblings
 

Tricolored Siblings by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Waiting Patiently
 

Waiting Patiently by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - All In A Row
 

All In A Row by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Head-On Approach
 

Head-On Approach by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Just Being Coy
 

Just Being Coy by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Trio - BW
 

A Trio - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Just Being Coy - BW
 

Just Being Coy - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Grounded By Fog
 

Grounded By Fog by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Fleeting Existence
 

A Fleeting Existence by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Floating On Air
 

Floating On Air by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Wings Aloft
 

Wings Aloft by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - On The Curve
 

On The Curve by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Spiked
 

Spiked by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Lonely Bird
 

Lonely Bird by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Yellow Cap
 

Yellow Cap by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - On Alert
 

On Alert by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - On Alert - BW
 

On Alert - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Dripping Flamingo - BW
 

Dripping Flamingo - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Green Parrot
 

Green Parrot by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Green Parrot - BW
 

Green Parrot - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Future Flight
 

Future Flight by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Lil Bird
 

Lil Bird by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Great Egret
 

Great Egret by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Evening Swim
 

Evening Swim by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tri-Colored Heron
 

Tri-Colored Heron by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Come On Feathers
 

Come On Feathers by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Parallel Worlds
 

Parallel Worlds by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Drying Out
 

Drying Out by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Do I Know You
 

Do I Know You by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Flamingo
 

Flamingo by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Grounded By Fog
 

Grounded By Fog by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Take A Gander
 

Take A Gander by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Trio
 

A Trio by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Taking A Sip
 

Taking A Sip by Christopher Holmes

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