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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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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Scenic

This is a collection of my scenic images. Many are centered around my home state of Florida with a few from places I've visited.

Christopher Holmes - Okniawa Sunset

Okniawa Sunset

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Christopher Holmes - Sunset in the Tree

Sunset in the Tree

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Christopher Holmes - Tied to the SHore

Tied to the SHore

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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 - Islands in the Bay

Islands in the Bay

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Christopher Holmes - Into the Clouds

Into the Clouds

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Christopher Holmes - View Through the Crack - BW

View Through the Crack - BW

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Christopher Holmes - View Through the Crack

View Through the Crack

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Christopher Holmes - Boulder Under Cover - BW

Boulder Under Cover - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Boulder Under Cover

Boulder Under Cover

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Christopher Holmes - Okinawa Coast - BW

Okinawa Coast - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Okinawa Coast

Okinawa Coast

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Christopher Holmes - Window to the Sea

Window to the Sea

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20090627_DSC02259-2

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Christopher Holmes - 20090627-DSC02259

20090627-DSC02259

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Christopher Holmes - Craggy Cliffs

Craggy Cliffs

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Christopher Holmes - Rocky Coast

Rocky Coast

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Christopher Holmes - Wintry Moutain

Wintry Moutain

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Christopher Holmes - Golden Peak

Golden Peak

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20130919_DSC01983-2

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Christopher Holmes -  20130919_DSC01983

20130919_DSC01983

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Christopher Holmes - Weather Reflected - BW

Weather Reflected - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Weather Reflected

Weather Reflected

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Christopher Holmes - Florida Naturally 2

Florida Naturally 2

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Christopher Holmes - Florida Naturally 2 - BW

Florida Naturally 2 - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Florida Naturally 3

Florida Naturally 3

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Christopher Holmes - Florida Naturally 3 - BW

Florida Naturally 3 - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Florida Cypress - BW

Florida Cypress - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Florida Cyrpess

Florida Cyrpess

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20100101-DSC05464

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Christopher Holmes - 20100101-DSC05481

20100101-DSC05481

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Christopher Holmes - 20100101-DSC05481-2

20100101-DSC05481-2

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Christopher Holmes - 20100101-DSC05417-2

20100101-DSC05417-2

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Christopher Holmes - 20100101-DSC05417

20100101-DSC05417

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Christopher Holmes - Mountain in Winter - BW

Mountain in Winter - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Mountain in Winter

Mountain in Winter

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Christopher Holmes - Icey Stream

Icey Stream

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Christopher Holmes - 20121113_DSC06195

20121113_DSC06195

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Christopher Holmes - Beyond The Bend

Beyond The Bend

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Christopher Holmes - Still Reaching Out - B-W

Still Reaching Out - B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Covered

Covered

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Christopher Holmes - Old Cypress

Old Cypress

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Christopher Holmes - Gray Cypress

Gray Cypress

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Christopher Holmes - Rocky Ridge

Rocky Ridge

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Christopher Holmes - Red In The Distance

Red In The Distance

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Christopher Holmes - Snow Stripes

Snow Stripes

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Christopher Holmes - Rocky Peak

Rocky Peak

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Christopher Holmes - Winter Morning In Zion

Winter Morning In Zion

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Christopher Holmes - Little Cove On Hawaii

Little Cove On Hawaii'

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