I’ve been holding on to this image for a long time. Now that 2014 has come and gone, I can let it go. On July 8, 2014, we experienced a flood within our house. This picture was taken in my office space around September 9th after the movers had taken the furniture into storage in preparation for the restoration work. From July 8th until October 6th, 2014 (furniture returned) our living situation was upside down as a result of the flood. Here’s to a better 2015!
This image of raindrops on the grapes comes from a recent harvest photography session at R. Buoncristiani Vineyards on Wohler Road in the Russian River Valley. It was a picking that started around three a.m. and continued until about nine a.m. There was an early morning misting that settled on some grapes left over from the harvest.
I have to thank Flour Girl Bakery in Cloverdale for this cake capture. They were one of the many vendors at the Bacigalupi Family‘s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Third Anniversary Vineyard Designate Tasting. It was a wonderful day featuring the many wines that use Bacigalupi Vineyards’ grapes. Ironically, my current consumption of this kind of food is minimal to none, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be captured and visually enjoyed.
This pitch in progress was captured at the San Francisco Giants – St Louis Cardinals game on July 3rd at ATT park. I happen to be sitting just behind the Cardinals dugout so I had a good chance to get in close with my telescopic lens. This is Madison Bumgarner, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants in action. I knew I wanted to capture the motion of the pitch, but he concentration in the eyes really struck me once I saw the final capture. The Giants lost the game and finished off a home stand with a 2-8 record continuing the recent slide in the standings they’ve had. Other than that, it was a great day for a baseball game at one of the premier parks in the major leagues.
This rose is in my back yard, just outside of the garden. Spring 2014 is here and this is one of the signs of that fact.
Could “High Voltage Birds” be another Hitchcock movie? I don’t know, but what drew me to the this capture was the angles, symmetry and silhouette.
This tulip capture is actually one of my personal favorites of all the photographs I’ve taken. This image was taken at an Earth Celebration at Iron Horse Winery on April 17, 2011; it was at an indoor location at the event. This is a yearly event and the next one is scheduled for Sunday, April 27th. I hope you enjoy this image as much as I do. It’s difficult to pick a favorite photograph when you shoot so many, but this one has always stayed with me.