Monday, March 02, 2009

California Haul

My (temporary) souvenirs from my trip arrived home.

Now that I have this stupid camera, I thought I'd take a picture.

I really thought about what was going to be in the picture (ie: I needed a blank wall). How I wanted it to be a pleasing composition. Interesting textures.

I SPENT TIME SETTING UP THE SHOOT.

I adjusted and readjusted.

I shined flashlight. I turned on/off overhead lights.

I DID NOT DRINK ONCE.

All that effort ... all that anticipated joy.

And I give you blurry, leaning, muddy bottles. *sigh*

(l-r lower section) Mackinaw Zinfandel; Shannon Ridge Syrah; Harney Lane Petite Syrah: (in back) Wildhurst Cabernet Sauvignon; Paul Hobbs, Syrah; Vina Cabos (Hobbs' Agrintina partnership) Bramare, Cabernet Sauvignon; and Iron Horse "Russian Cuvee" created for the Reagan-Gorbechev Summit Meetings.

Missing from the line up (consumed before leaving California) Cobos Malbec 2005 and a Ceago Rose that we enjoyed in this setting.

At least memories are always sharp and color balanced.

6 comments:

mamie said...

You swear you didn't tipple before you took the photo? Because it looks very drunken...love ya and miss ya

MitMoi said...

I swear Mamie! (places hand on Bible)

I walked in the house, unpacked the box ... spent an HOUR messing with the stupid stuff - and you can't even tell. :\

Anonymous said...

Yes you can tell - I just think you didn't focus on a bottle - maybe BETWEEN two bottles ?? Pretty palm tree - on Clear Lake ????? Or the Hobbs Winery ? tp

Robert said...

If the camera won't focus you might be standing too close to the subject. Try taking a step back and see if that helps.

BTW, Kate read your post and said I would be an ass if I provided any technical photo-related comments. So, . . . How could I resist?

MitMoi said...

TP - Palm tree was at Ceago in Clear Lake ... and I DID FOCUS ... on the Paul Hobbs label.

Maybe my friend the ass (lol - God I love Kate!) is right. I was too close.

Maybe all you (Robert & Chris)fancy-smanshy photographers can help me when we're together in New York.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to Ginn's in AZ ?