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 Iíd like but Iím 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 Iím 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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A collection of images I find rather interesting that don't fit in any of my current galleries.

Christopher Holmes - Off The Ice - BW

Off The Ice - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Off The Ice

Off The Ice

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Christopher Holmes - Retired Knobs

Retired Knobs

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Christopher Holmes - Persistent Glow

Persistent Glow

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Christopher Holmes - Persistent Glow

Persistent Glow

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Christopher Holmes - From the Rust

From the Rust

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Christopher Holmes - Bunny

Bunny

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Christopher Holmes - Crusty - BW

Crusty - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Crusty

Crusty

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Christopher Holmes - Little Birdhouse

Little Birdhouse

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Christopher Holmes - Rustic Birdhouse

Rustic Birdhouse

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Christopher Holmes - Rustic Birdhouse - BW

Rustic Birdhouse - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Zenfandel - BW

Zenfandel - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Zenfandel

Zenfandel

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Christopher Holmes - Glass Knobs - BW

Glass Knobs - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Glass Knobs

Glass Knobs

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Christopher Holmes - Spare Parts - BW

Spare Parts - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Spare Parts

Spare Parts

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Christopher Holmes - Tools

Tools

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Christopher Holmes - Lonely Alley

Lonely Alley

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Christopher Holmes - Antique Keyboard - Sepia

Antique Keyboard - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Antique Keyboard - BW

Antique Keyboard - BW

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Christopher Holmes -  Antique Keyboard

Antique Keyboard

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Christopher Holmes - Happy Leaf - BW

Happy Leaf - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Happy Leaf

Happy Leaf

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Christopher Holmes - Weathered - BW

Weathered - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Weathered

Weathered

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Christopher Holmes - X Marks the Drink

X Marks the Drink

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Christopher Holmes - X Marks the Drink

X Marks the Drink

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Christopher Holmes - Flintlock

Flintlock

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Christopher Holmes - Boots Up - BW

Boots Up - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Boots Up

Boots Up

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Christopher Holmes - No Wake

No Wake

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Christopher Holmes - Power Nap

Power Nap

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Christopher Holmes - Power Nap - BW

Power Nap - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Power Nap - 2

Power Nap - 2

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Christopher Holmes - Knock Knock - BW

Knock Knock - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Knock Knock

Knock Knock

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Christopher Holmes - Tiger

Tiger

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Christopher Holmes - Smile and Frown

Smile and Frown

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Christopher Holmes - Tiger - BW

Tiger - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horse Two - BW

Carousel Horse Two - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horse Two

Carousel Horse Two

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horse - BW

Carousel Horse - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horse

Carousel Horse

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horses

Carousel Horses

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Christopher Holmes - 20130111_dsc6992

20130111_dsc6992

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Christopher Holmes - Rocker Row

Rocker Row

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Christopher Holmes - Against the Curb

Against the Curb

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Christopher Holmes - A Cool One BW

A Cool One BW

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Christopher Holmes - A Cool One

A Cool One

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Christopher Holmes - Boots 2 BW

Boots 2 BW

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Christopher Holmes - Boots 2

Boots 2

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Christopher Holmes - Running Low

Running Low

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Christopher Holmes - Three Tie-Dye Knots

Three Tie-Dye Knots

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Christopher Holmes - Boots

Boots

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Christopher Holmes - Boots - BW

Boots - BW

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Christopher Holmes - 20121122_dsc00258

20121122_dsc00258

Christopher Holmes

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20121122_dsc00291_bw

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20121122_dsc00291

20121122_dsc00291

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Christopher Holmes - The Glow

The Glow

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Christopher Holmes - Bent Nail

Bent Nail

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Christopher Holmes - Old Brass Lighting

Old Brass Lighting

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Christopher Holmes - Mineral Maelstrom

Mineral Maelstrom

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Christopher Holmes - Call Me

Call Me

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Christopher Holmes - Intertwined

Intertwined

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Christopher Holmes - Looped

Looped

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Christopher Holmes - Anchor Stowed

Anchor Stowed

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Christopher Holmes - Gate Secured

Gate Secured

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Christopher Holmes - Locked Gate

Locked Gate

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Christopher Holmes - Shoes For Sale

Shoes For Sale

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Christopher Holmes - At The Ready

At The Ready

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Christopher Holmes - Half A Rendezvous

Half A Rendezvous

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Christopher Holmes - Old Blue Eye

Old Blue Eye

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Christopher Holmes - Old Man In The Garden

Old Man In The Garden

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Christopher Holmes - Covered

Covered

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Christopher Holmes - Homemade Quilt

Homemade Quilt

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Christopher Holmes - Safari Ready

Safari Ready

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Christopher Holmes - Dreams Of A New Home

Dreams Of A New Home

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Christopher Holmes - Wings

Wings

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Christopher Holmes - A Wink And A Smile

A Wink And A Smile

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Christopher Holmes - Floating Reeds

Floating Reeds

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Christopher Holmes - Mason Street School

Mason Street School

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Christopher Holmes - Wooden Spokes

Wooden Spokes

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Christopher Holmes - Mardi Gras Colors

Mardi Gras Colors

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Christopher Holmes - Water Wheel

Water Wheel

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Christopher Holmes - Charleston Alley

Charleston Alley

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Christopher Holmes - Ropes

Ropes

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Christopher Holmes - Tin Man

Tin Man

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Christopher Holmes - From the Past

From the Past

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Christopher Holmes - Spiral

Spiral

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Christopher Holmes - Little Green Turret

Little Green Turret

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Christopher Holmes - Sunrise On Shell

Sunrise On Shell

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Christopher Holmes - Blue

Blue's Dance

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Christopher Holmes - Demon Released

Demon Released

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Christopher Holmes - The Face Of Fire

The Face Of Fire

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Christopher Holmes - The Last Dance

The Last Dance

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Christopher Holmes - Golden Glow

Golden Glow

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Christopher Holmes - Cold Encasement

Cold Encasement

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Christopher Holmes - Crystal Forest

Crystal Forest

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Christopher Holmes - Rose Of Iron

Rose Of Iron

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Christopher Holmes - A Fleeting Existence

A Fleeting Existence

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Christopher Holmes - Rusted

Rusted

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Christopher Holmes - Moon

Moon

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Christopher Holmes - Bleeding Bolt

Bleeding Bolt

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Christopher Holmes - Garden Gate

Garden Gate

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Christopher Holmes - Aged Latch

Aged Latch

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Christopher Holmes - Golden Twins

Golden Twins

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Christopher Holmes - Yard Sale Bunny

Yard Sale Bunny

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Christopher Holmes - Candle Flame

Candle Flame

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Christopher Holmes - On The Hook

On The Hook

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Christopher Holmes - Refreshing

Refreshing

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Christopher Holmes - Bed And Breakfast

Bed And Breakfast

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Christopher Holmes - Bed and Breakfast - B-W

Bed and Breakfast - B-W

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Christopher Holmes - On Target

On Target

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Christopher Holmes - Pool Toys

Pool Toys

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Christopher Holmes - Mimic

Mimic

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Christopher Holmes - From the Past

From the Past

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Christopher Holmes - From the Past - Sepia

From the Past - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Rusty Mailbox

Rusty Mailbox

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Christopher Holmes - Rusty Mailbox - Sepia

Rusty Mailbox - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Shoe Hospital - Sepia

Shoe Hospital - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Shoemaker Supplies

Shoemaker Supplies

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Christopher Holmes - Peaked Rooster

Peaked Rooster

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Christopher Holmes - Bunny With Her Bunny

Bunny With Her Bunny

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Christopher Holmes - Portal to the Soul

Portal to the Soul

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Christopher Holmes - 12 - 13 - Hey

12 - 13 - Hey

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Christopher Holmes - Just A Hangin

Just A Hangin

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Christopher Holmes - Proudly I Wave

Proudly I Wave

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Christopher Holmes - A Bright Spot

A Bright Spot

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Christopher Holmes - A Bright Spot - BW

A Bright Spot - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Rusty Rest

Rusty Rest

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Christopher Holmes - Have A Seat

Have A Seat

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Christopher Holmes - Losing Matter

Losing Matter

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Christopher Holmes - Proud Colors

Proud Colors

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Christopher Holmes - After the Shower

After the Shower

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Christopher Holmes - After the Shower - BW

After the Shower - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Crags Of Amethyst

Crags Of Amethyst

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Christopher Holmes - Pink Quartz

Pink Quartz

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Christopher Holmes - Petrified Lightning

Petrified Lightning

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Christopher Holmes - Universe In Pink

Universe In Pink

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Christopher Holmes - A Kettle Of Greens

A Kettle Of Greens

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Christopher Holmes - Rusty Dragonfly

Rusty Dragonfly

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Christopher Holmes - Candlestick

Candlestick

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Christopher Holmes - The Three Peppers

The Three Peppers

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Christopher Holmes - Fairy

Fairy

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Christopher Holmes - Fairy 2

Fairy 2

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Christopher Holmes - Three Atop The Hill

Three Atop The Hill

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Christopher Holmes - Hummingbird In Iron

Hummingbird In Iron

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Christopher Holmes - Glassy Spires

Glassy Spires

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Christopher Holmes - Rusty Bobber

Rusty Bobber

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Christopher Holmes - Particulated Arch

Particulated Arch

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Christopher Holmes - Abstract Magentas

Abstract Magentas

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Christopher Holmes - Bird House

Bird House

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Christopher Holmes - Utensils Reflected

Utensils Reflected

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Christopher Holmes - Utensils Reflected - BW

Utensils Reflected - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Dolls

Dolls

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Christopher Holmes - Admiring the Gown

Admiring the Gown

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Christopher Holmes - The Incensed Scowler

The Incensed Scowler

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Christopher Holmes - Crackled Coats

Crackled Coats

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Christopher Holmes - A Plank Face

A Plank Face

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Christopher Holmes - Sunny Toeses

Sunny Toeses

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Christopher Holmes - A Smile In A Clover Forest

A Smile In A Clover Forest

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Links and Leaves

Links and Leaves

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Christopher Holmes - 20120928_dsc00448

20120928_dsc00448

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20120928_dsc00448_bw

20120928_dsc00448_bw

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20120928_dsc00449

20120928_dsc00449

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20120928_dsc00449

20120928_dsc00449

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - The Soap

The Soap

Christopher Holmes