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

Christopher Holmes - Deep In Zion Canyon
 

Deep In Zion Canyon by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Canyon Stream
 

Canyon Stream by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Canyon Glow
 

Canyon Glow by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Winter In Bryce Canyon
 

Winter In Bryce Canyon by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Hoodos in Winter
 

Hoodos in Winter by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Overlooking the HooDoos
 

Overlooking the HooDoos by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Pointing Beyond
 

Pointing Beyond by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Zion Canyon Winter
 

Zion Canyon Winter by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Utah Winter Scenic
 

Utah Winter Scenic by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Okniawa Sunset
 

Okniawa Sunset by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Sunset in the Tree
 

Sunset in the Tree by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tied to the SHore
 

Tied to the SHore by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tied to the Shore - BW
 

Tied to the Shore - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Islands in the Bay - BW
 

Islands in the Bay - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Islands in the Bay
 

Islands in the Bay by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Into the Clouds
 

Into the Clouds by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - View Through the Crack - BW
 

View Through the Crack - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - View Through the Crack
 

View Through the Crack by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Boulder Under Cover - BW
 

Boulder Under Cover - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Boulder Under Cover
 

Boulder Under Cover by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Okinawa Coast - BW
 

Okinawa Coast - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Okinawa Coast
 

Okinawa Coast by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Window to the Sea
 

Window to the Sea by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20090627_DSC02259-2
 

20090627_DSC02259-2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20090627-DSC02259
 

20090627-DSC02259 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Craggy Cliffs
 

Craggy Cliffs by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rocky Coast
 

Rocky Coast by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Wintry Moutain
 

Wintry Moutain by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Golden Peak
 

Golden Peak by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes -  20130919_DSC01983-2
 

20130919_DSC01983-2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes -  20130919_DSC01983
 

20130919_DSC01983 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Weather Reflected - BW
 

Weather Reflected - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Weather Reflected
 

Weather Reflected by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Florida Naturally 2
 

Florida Naturally 2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Florida Naturally 2 - BW
 

Florida Naturally 2 - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Florida Naturally 3
 

Florida Naturally 3 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Florida Naturally 3 - BW
 

Florida Naturally 3 - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Florida Cypress - BW
 

Florida Cypress - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Florida Cyrpess
 

Florida Cyrpess by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20100101-DSC05464
 

20100101-DSC05464 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20100101-DSC05481
 

20100101-DSC05481 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20100101-DSC05481-2
 

20100101-DSC05481-2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20100101-DSC05417-2
 

20100101-DSC05417-2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20100101-DSC05417
 

20100101-DSC05417 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Mountain in Winter - BW
 

Mountain in Winter - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Mountain in Winter
 

Mountain in Winter by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Icey Stream
 

Icey Stream by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20121113_DSC06195
 

20121113_DSC06195 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Beyond The Bend
 

Beyond The Bend by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Still Reaching Out - B-W
 

Still Reaching Out - B-W by Christopher Holmes

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