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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Feathered Friends

This is a collection of my bird images.

Christopher Holmes - White Ibis - BW

White Ibis - BW

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Christopher Holmes - White Ibis

White Ibis

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Christopher Holmes - Tri-Color - BW

Tri-Color - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Tri-Color Heron

Tri-Color Heron

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Christopher Holmes - In Flight With Stick

In Flight With Stick

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Christopher Holmes - Rusty Bobber

Rusty Bobber

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Christopher Holmes - A Lively Lunch

A Lively Lunch

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Christopher Holmes - Ready..Set..

Ready..Set..

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Christopher Holmes - Providing A Little Shade

Providing A Little Shade

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Christopher Holmes - Quite The Doo

Quite The Doo

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Christopher Holmes - Feed Me

Feed Me

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Christopher Holmes - Wearing Spring Colors

Wearing Spring Colors

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Christopher Holmes - Tricolored Siblings

Tricolored Siblings

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Christopher Holmes - Waiting Patiently

Waiting Patiently

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Christopher Holmes - All In A Row

All In A Row

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Christopher Holmes - Head-On Approach

Head-On Approach

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Christopher Holmes - Just Being Coy

Just Being Coy

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Christopher Holmes - A Trio - BW

A Trio - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Just Being Coy - BW

Just Being Coy - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Grounded By Fog

Grounded By Fog

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Christopher Holmes - A Fleeting Existence

A Fleeting Existence

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Christopher Holmes - Floating On Air

Floating On Air

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Christopher Holmes - Wings Aloft

Wings Aloft

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Christopher Holmes - On The Curve

On The Curve

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Christopher Holmes - Spiked

Spiked

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Christopher Holmes - Lonely Bird

Lonely Bird

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Christopher Holmes - Yellow Cap

Yellow Cap

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Christopher Holmes - On Alert

On Alert

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Christopher Holmes - On Alert - BW

On Alert - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Dripping Flamingo - BW

Dripping Flamingo - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Green Parrot

Green Parrot

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Christopher Holmes - Green Parrot - BW

Green Parrot - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Future Flight

Future Flight

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Christopher Holmes - Lil Bird

Lil Bird

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Christopher Holmes - Great Egret

Great Egret

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Christopher Holmes - Evening Swim

Evening Swim

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Christopher Holmes - Tri-Colored Heron

Tri-Colored Heron

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Christopher Holmes - Come On Feathers

Come On Feathers

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Christopher Holmes - Parallel Worlds

Parallel Worlds

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Christopher Holmes - Drying Out

Drying Out

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Christopher Holmes - Do I Know You

Do I Know You

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Christopher Holmes - Flamingo

Flamingo

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Christopher Holmes - Grounded By Fog

Grounded By Fog

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Christopher Holmes - Take A Gander

Take A Gander

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Christopher Holmes - A Trio

A Trio

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Christopher Holmes - Taking A Sip

Taking A Sip

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Christopher Holmes - Red In The Face

Red In The Face

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Christopher Holmes - Resting In Pool Of Colors

Resting In Pool Of Colors

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Christopher Holmes - A Moment

A Moment

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Christopher Holmes - Stare Down

Stare Down

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