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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Christopher Holmes - Rockin

Rockin' Andrew

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Christopher Holmes - Off The Ice - BW

Off The Ice - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Tangled Baubles - BW

Tangled Baubles - BW

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Christopher Holmes - In the Eyes

In the Eyes

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Christopher Holmes - A Tendril Coil - BW

A Tendril Coil - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Faded Long Stems - BW

Faded Long Stems - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Roses of Memories Past - BW

Roses of Memories Past - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Here Fishy Fishy - BW

Here Fishy Fishy - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Tied to the Shore - BW

Tied to the Shore - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Islands in the Bay - BW

Islands in the Bay - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Crusty - BW

Crusty - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Into the Clouds - BW

Into the Clouds - BW

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Christopher Holmes - View Through the Crack - BW

View Through the Crack - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Boulder Under Cover - BW

Boulder Under Cover - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Okinawa Coast - BW

Okinawa Coast - BW

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20090627_dsc02259-2

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Christopher Holmes - Taiki

Taiki

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Christopher Holmes - Morning Glory - BW

Morning Glory - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Daisy - BW

Daisy - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Chimneys - BW

Chimneys - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Staff Only - BW

Staff Only - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Nutcracker - BW

Nutcracker - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Snowman in the WIndow - BW

Snowman in the WIndow - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Zenfandel - BW

Zenfandel - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Spare Parts - BW

Spare Parts - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Alley - BW

Alley - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Old Glory Reflected - BW

Old Glory Reflected - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Wintry Moutain

Wintry Moutain

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Christopher Holmes - Leaves - BW

Leaves - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Christmas Grillwork - BW

Christmas Grillwork - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Rail Support -BW

Rail Support -BW

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Christopher Holmes - Tools

Tools

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20130929-dsc02233-2

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Christopher Holmes - Antique Keyboard - BW

Antique Keyboard - BW

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20130919_dsc01983-2

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Christopher Holmes - Happy Leaf - BW

Happy Leaf - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Rocky Coast BW

Rocky Coast BW

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Christopher Holmes - Weather Reflected - BW

Weather Reflected - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Weathered - BW

Weathered - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Chrome Wings - BW

Chrome Wings - BW

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Christopher Holmes - X Marks the Drink

X Marks the Drink

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Christopher Holmes - Mercedes 544k Grille - BW

Mercedes 544k Grille - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Santa Claus - BW

Santa Claus - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Boots Up - BW

Boots Up - BW

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Christopher Holmes - White Ibis - BW

White Ibis - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Tri-Color - BW

Tri-Color - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Cypress Roots - BW

Cypress Roots - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Bejeweled Twins - BW

Bejeweled Twins - BW

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Florida Naturally 2 - BW

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Florida Naturally 3 - BW

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Christopher Holmes - No Wake - BW

No Wake - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Florida Cypress - BW

Florida Cypress - BW

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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 - Old One Shutter - BW

Old One Shutter - BW

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Christopher Holmes - To The Courtyard - BW

To The Courtyard - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Worn Window - BW

Worn Window - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Old Door - BW

Old Door - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Knock Knock - BW

Knock Knock - BW

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Joan Of Arc - BW

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20100101-dsc05481-2

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20100101-dsc05417-2

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Mountain in Winter - BW

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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 - BW

Carousel Horse - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Rocker Row - BW

Rocker Row - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Against the Curb - BW

Against the Curb - BW

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A Cool One BW

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Boots 2 BW

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Boots - BW

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20121122_dsc00291_bw

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Christopher Holmes - Ancient Stump

Ancient Stump

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Christopher Holmes - Peeling

Peeling

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Christopher Holmes - Grounded

Grounded

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Christopher Holmes - Still Reaching Out - B-W

Still Reaching Out - B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Lincoln

Lincoln's Left Hand B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Simple Country Church - BW

Simple Country Church - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Stone Siblings

Stone Siblings

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Christopher Holmes - Garden Fairy - BW

Garden Fairy - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Garden Fairy - Sepia

Garden Fairy - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Twisted Fish - BW

Twisted Fish - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Zion Canyon - BW

Zion Canyon - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Two Peaks - BW

Two Peaks - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Mythical Beauty - BW

Mythical Beauty - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Vestal Bride

Vestal Bride

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Christopher Holmes - The Roots - BW

The Roots - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Lily White - BW

Lily White - BW

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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 - Texture

Texture

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Christopher Holmes - Draped B-W

Draped B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Mardi Gras Mask  B-W

Mardi Gras Mask B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Harrah

Harrah's Jester B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Foot Rest B-W

Foot Rest B-W

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Faced the Arch B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Open Door B-W

Open Door B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Stairs Beyond B-W

Stairs Beyond B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Outstreched Hand B-W

Outstreched Hand B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Faded With Time II B-W

Faded With Time II B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Strength B-W

Strength B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Resistance B-W

Resistance B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Architecture Industrie B-W

Architecture Industrie B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Shell In Hand B-W

Shell In Hand B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Rippled Walls B-W

Rippled Walls B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Early Morining Zion B-W

Early Morining Zion B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Tobacco Barn - B-W

Tobacco Barn - B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Comfy Corner - B-W

Comfy Corner - B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Blossom In Stone - B-W

Blossom In Stone - B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Bed and Breakfast - B-W

Bed and Breakfast - B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Old Wagon Wheel

Old Wagon Wheel

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Christopher Holmes - Purple - B-W

Purple - B-W

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Little Wear - Sepia

A Little Wear - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Cycad Cone - Sepia

Cycad Cone - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - From the Past - Sepia

From the Past - Sepia

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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 - Ital Milione - Sepia

Ital Milione - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Royal Lion - Sepia

Royal Lion - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Colonial Times - Sepia

Colonial Times - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Capitol Time - Sepia

Capitol Time - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Structural Symetry - Sepia

Structural Symetry - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Royal Unicorn - Sepia

Royal Unicorn - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Peaked Rooster - Sepia

Peaked Rooster - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Small Town Shops - Sepia

Small Town Shops - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Dynamic Sunset - Sepia

Dynamic Sunset - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Shade Free - Sepia

Shade Free - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Cupid - Sepia

Cupid - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Pressured - Sepia

Pressured - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - On Watch - BW

On Watch - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Pewter And Pearls - Sepia

Pewter And Pearls - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Antique NCR - Sepia

Antique NCR - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Little Angel - Sepia

Little Angel - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Rainbow Falls 2 - Sepia

Rainbow Falls 2 - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Storm Moving In - Sepia

Storm Moving In - Sepia

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Hard Existence - Sepia

A Hard Existence - Sepia

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ghostly Roots - BW

Ghostly Roots - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Barren Perch - Sepia

A Barren Perch - Sepia

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Lofty Solitude - Sepia

Lofty Solitude - Sepia

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Hi-Land  -BW

Hi-Land -BW

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Christopher Holmes - All Ashore - BW

All Ashore - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Evening Exposure - BW

Evening Exposure - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Isolated Shower - BW

Isolated Shower - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - In The Garden - BW

In The Garden - BW

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Christopher Holmes - A Bright Spot - BW

A Bright Spot - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Weathered Structure - BW

Weathered Structure - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Christ in Bronze - BW

Christ in Bronze - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Mary Cradling Jesus

Mary Cradling Jesus

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Christopher Holmes - Castle Ottis - BW

Castle Ottis - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Lady in Glass II - BW

Lady in Glass II - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Lady in Glass - BW

Lady in Glass - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Street Red - BW

Street Red - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Pretty In Red - BW

Pretty In Red - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Flamin

Flamin' Willis - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Not A Word

Not A Word

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - The Landing

The Landing

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Christopher Holmes - Grafton Schoolhouse - BW

Grafton Schoolhouse - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Russell Home - BW

Russell Home - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Twisted Beauty - BW

Twisted Beauty - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Home On Wheels - BW

Home On Wheels - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Resigned to Fate - BW

Resigned to Fate - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - After the Shower - BW

After the Shower - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Dripping Flamingo - BW

Dripping Flamingo - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Green Parrot - BW

Green Parrot - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Utensils Reflected - BW

Utensils Reflected - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Lincoln Profile

Lincoln Profile

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - The Scowler - BW

The Scowler - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Boxed Set - BW

Boxed Set - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Two Cans - BW

Two Cans - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Cattleya - BW

Cattleya - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Roots - BW

Roots - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rocks and Roots - BW

Rocks and Roots - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rocks at Rest - BW

Rocks at Rest - BW

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Old Barn - BW

Old Barn - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Sunflower Aglow - BW

Sunflower Aglow - BW

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20120915-dsc09800_bw

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20120928_dsc00448_bw

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20120928_dsc00449

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20120928_dsc00645

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Christopher Holmes - Detail

Detail

Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Leaves

Leaves

Christopher Holmes