Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots … of wine

Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots ... of wine

About a month ago I went up to Sonoma Valley for their annual Barrel Tasting weekend. About 140 wineries participate and for ~$20 you can get tastings at any of the wineries, get a free wine glass, and even some yummy grub if the winery is so nice to have a BBQ. We made it to 5 wineries before getting burnt out and at the last one their wall was lined with wine bottles. I thought it made for some neat geometry so I snapped away.

As you’ll notice I’m trying to get away from doing HDR photos. The set of HiTek filters and my Lee Filter holder mean I get a lot better light into the camera and don’t need to take multiple exposures as much. Only 3 of my last 10 photos have been HDR. I tossed around the idea of posting this as a non-HDR but there was just too much detail in the HDR version that I decided to post this one.

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f/4, ISO 400, Handheld
HDR composed of 3 images (1/80 sec, 1/125 sec, 1/50 sec) – 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.