Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More Pictures & A Wall 2 Wall Update!

We are pleased and excited to announce the addition of Peri Wall to the Wall 2 Wall Photography team! Peri’s an award winning photographer in her own right, and has had her images on display at the Wayne County Museum. Peri’s eye for color and composition are a perfect match for our team!

Below you will find images that were taken in Northern California earlier this month, including Dutch Flat and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Enjoy!

Until next time….

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Some More North Bay and San Francisco!

Tiburon, California….My Bridge!

So, it’s been kind of a busy couple of weeks, and I am just now getting to my Sonoma/Petaluma/San Francisco images!

What a trip back in time this was for me!  I grew up in the South Bay, so going to San Fran was AWESOME, but, again, I was totally bugged that my bridge was enshrouded in fog that day.  Nevertheless, I shot my butt off that day!  Thank goodness for 8 gig CF card, right? :)  Enjoy!

Sebastiani Theater,  Sonoma, CA
Sonoma, California

Town Square, Sonoma, California
Petaluma, California
Petaluma, California
Petaluma, California (cool sign)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wine Tasting, Family, Small Northern California Towns, and Fog in San Francisco

Given that it's 11:35 p.m. and I have to be up early to drive to Nevada via the scenic route, I will be making this short and sweet. :)

Spent the afternoon wine tasting with my cousins yesterday afternoon, and REALLY enjoyed myself.  There were several wines that I wanted to bring home with me, but my favorite of the day was the Provence from Peju!  So I brought two bottles back to the house with me.  One is gone and one is chilling for the trip to Nevada.  If there is nothing more worthy of a good glass of wine, it's an evening with the ex, his wife, and his parents.  These family affairs are always fun, but I'm taking this one to new heights, by working through it. :)

Today I visited Sonoma, Petaluma, and San Francisco.  I am REALLY beyond perturbed that my beloved Golden Gate was fogged in.  I can't count the number of times I crossed that bridge when I was younger and it was clear as a bell, but I wasn't shooting at the time, so what good can that be, right?  I also was fortunate enough to have lunch at the Wharf with two of my best friends EVER!  (These are my selected family!)  Allison, Jeff, and I roamed the Wharf after we ate at Alioto’s (OMG, are the steamed mussells in garlic sauce ever delicious!!!), shooting pictures, catching up, and generally having a WONDERFUL time. :)

I REALLY wanted to share some images, but for whatever reason, I'm unable to get them off the card here at Dad's.  Can't wait to share them with you at a later date!  I hate that I couldn't get the laptop to come along, but I could barely zip my suitcase as it was.  :)

Until Next Time….

Updated June 14 to add photos…

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Our First Out of State Shoot!

It is 9:35 a.m. Pacific time, and I am currently in Napa, California!

I am working on landscapes while I am on the West Coast.  Because I need to be in Nevada on Friday for my son's high school graduation, I decided to take a few extra days and come to Napa to explore and shoot.

What follows is a journal of my trip, and will be added to as I am able.

I boarded my first flight on Memorial Day (yesterday) at 6:10 Eastern time, and two flights and six air-hours later I arrived in Sacramento before lunch time.  Now, my stomach was still 3 hours ahead, so I'm thinking, "When's supper?"

I arrived in Napa shortly after 1:30, snacked on wine, cheese, crackers, and salami (bye-bye, diet!).  After the warm reception I received here, we went out to dinner at Ristorante Allegria where I had some of the most OUTSTANDING food I've eaten in a long time.  I dined on ravioli that was served with rich creamy sauce with shrimp and baby scallops.  I couldn't finish the entire thing, so you must know I ate the leftovers for breakfast this morning. The presentation was wonderful, the service was outstanding, and their iced tea was like nothing I had tasted before.  It was passionfruit, I believe our server said.

Once supper was over, we still had an hour or two before we lost sunlight, so I grabbed my camera and explored downtown.  WOW!  I mean, what else could I say?  My only regret is that I do not have the software required to convert the RAW images I shot last night into jpgs that I can post today.

After shooting the downtown commercial area, we moved on to the historic homes of Napa, and to say that they are beautiful is an understatement!  I think I spent another hour running from house to house like a little kid trick-or-treating, only instead of getting candy, I was getting eye-candy. :)

Today's agenda includes wine tasting and exploring the vineyards!

Until Next Time….

Updated 6-14-10 to add photos.