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Spring flowers


Vineyard replanting

We took a little road trip down south this past weekend. We spent most of our time in Napa but headed out one morning for a walk in Yountville.

Silverado Championship Golf Resort

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Photographers often talk of the “blue hour” after the sun sets when the sky can appear a wonderful shade of blue if you leave your shutter open long enough. The blue hour can happen in the morning as well, before the sun rises, as you can see in this photo that I took earlier this year at about 5:30 in the morning in Napa, California.

Vineyard panorama

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I took a series of eight, wide-angle images while standing on a barrel in the middle of William Hill Vineyards at 6:20 a.m., and this is the merged/stitched result. This panorama probably covers about 200-250 degrees of the view. Unfortunately, it was the wrong season (no grapes or leaves on the vines) and the sunrise was a bust (totally overcast). Otherwise, it could have been spectacular. The William Hill Winery is to the left. For a better view, click on the image from a computer with a big screen.

Silverado Resort

silverado resort napa california low light night photography

I spent the past few nights in the San Francisco Bay Area. A couple of those were spent at the Silverado Resort in Napa, a place I hadn’t visited since my wedding reception 20 years ago. I woke up early the first morning to see if I could get some sunrise photos. Unfortunately, the sun never rose; we had nothing but clouds the entire time in Napa. I still got some decent pics I’ll be sharing with you.

Napa Wine Train (Napa Trip — Part 3 of 3)

napa wine train

Across the street from Taylor’s Refresher lie part of the tracks for the Napa Wine Train. The wine train takes customers from downtown Napa to St. Helena and back. While on board patrons are treated to a fine meal and wine while enjoying the view of the vineyards.

We road the wine train for Thanksgiving dinner several years ago.

Once upon a time I was a tour guide in Napa so I’ve been on the route from Napa to St. Helena countless times. The beauty of the place never gets old or boring though.