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.