Old Buey

Old Buey

As many of you may know from my previous photos I like to go wine tasting …. a lot. I belong to a couple wine club’s in Napa Valley and therefore I spend most of my time there (free tastings!). I’ve only been to Sonoma Valley once and when my friends mentioned that there was a weekend of Barrel Tastings in Sonoma for only $20 I jumped on and bought my tickets. For $20 you could go to ~150 wineries in Sonoma (both Sat/Sunday), got a souvenir Reidel wine glass, and a lot of the wineries had food. It was pretty neat because you could taste the wine in the barrel (free bottling/blending), then go taste an earlier years finished product. We had a blast.

At Ridge Winery (which I’m a club member of) I noticed that there was an old buick in the parking lot. I grabbed my camera and snapped this HDR (which I thought made for a neat effect). I tried to keep it realistic and blended in the neutral RAW photo for most of this.

The thing I like most is that the reflection of the tree branches in the hood of the car makes the word ”Older”!!!!

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f/7.1, 1/400 sec, ISO 320, Handheld
HDR composed of 5 images – processed in Photomatix Pro and Photoshop

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.