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Storm Clears Over the Vineyard

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 19 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

just south of Ukiah, California

[notebook]: we are almost done with this little travel log...

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Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Did you get to try the wine ? very good image

19 Nov 2008 6:36am

@Alun Lambert: Alas - my days of wine are over - I've hung up my glass. Thanks for the visit, Alun - it's always good to hear from you.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like the wide view of this one. It has been a very gnerous trip: many good pictures.
So, now is the time to taste some good californian wines.

19 Nov 2008 6:58am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Outstanding...great composition!

19 Nov 2008 7:11am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Fantastic use of ultra wide angle. Great composition, I love the birds on the top.

19 Nov 2008 7:41am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Awesome panorama.

19 Nov 2008 12:13pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wonderful wide angle capture of the vines and hils in the background very interesting terrain and like the birds in shot

19 Nov 2008 12:53pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Wish your meta data was there, I really like that lens! Looks like you took in the whole neighborhood.

19 Nov 2008 1:06pm

@MontereyJohn: I'm always happy to provide data:
Canon 5D w/ 16 - 35mm f/2.8 lens; ISO 400, 1/500th @ f11

My workflow through Photoshop has me saving a large finished file (tif) and then a 600-700 KB (jpeg) web file. This last step strips the data from the upload. I have looked at doing this differently - but the infrequent requests for data against the added steps to save has me embracing the status quo here.

So, always happy to hear from you. Always happy to provide data. And sorry I missed the opportunity to share that balmy evening at Pigeon Point wit h you. Joyous light...

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Fantastic wide angle shot Stephen!!!

19 Nov 2008 1:20pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

wow it has great depth, almost looks like a special triangle of tree...mmm very captivating :)

19 Nov 2008 3:30pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Did you use a fish-eye lens ? Nice shot.

19 Nov 2008 5:15pm

@Calusarus: Canon 16-35 mm f 2.8 - on a 5D (which has the full 35mm sized sensor). It is a great lens.

gbe from kansas city, United States

great shot. the landscape is unusual. it almost looks like a moat has dried up here.

19 Nov 2008 7:08pm

@gbe: Thanks. No moat - just a beautifully designed vineyard nestled in the coastal mountains of California.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

What a great perspective and image! I love thow it feels like a little fortress, and the ground surrounding, a moat. The birds flying overhead give a nice perspective.

19 Nov 2008 9:10pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks for the enthusiasm - it means a lot.

Veronelle from Lens, France

superb luminosity and landscape

19 Nov 2008 10:33pm

Kylie Greenan from Australia

Awesome place for photography, I like the angle you have used here, great work.

19 Nov 2008 10:49pm

@Kylie Greenan: Thanks, Kylie - it struck me as I took this image that I had been here at this same vineyard taking photographs in 2005 -and easily got a shot of the hills over the tops of the plants. This day, I had to find high ground and was nearly on tip-toes to try and get the sunlight, moving in pools over the grapes. The vines were that much bigger.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot, in my younger day's I would have been up and down that hill on my mountain-bike, now I just look :(

Interested to know what your next series will be ?

19 Nov 2008 11:01pm

@Observing: Don't tell anyone - we are about to make a (virtual) u-turn and go to a spot about five kilometers (3 mi.) south of that bridge we watched being built. I'm hoping you enjoy the historic insight as we look at some highway engineering from about 75 years ago.

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

The perspective is perfect. The field is huge. Oh to be one of those birds above looking down. I remember growing up and laying on my bed on the 2nd floor of our house looking out the window at that big world outside. If I could have been an animal I would have been an eagle soaring high above, riding the wind and enjoying the view.

20 Nov 2008 1:33am

@Walter: I see that 'eagle spirit' in your photography, Walter. The lifting and elevating of the human experience comes through your vision.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Awesome- Everything seems to radiate out from the center of the inage - the clouds, the hill, the vines. Great perspective.

20 Nov 2008 1:44am

@willow: thanks!

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Stunning image, the vineyard jumps right out at you and grabs your attention. Love the wide angle view and the mountain in the background. A really great composition Stephen, beautiful shot.

20 Nov 2008 2:29am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

gorgeous landscape and scenery Stephen! i love how the foreground 'bends' around the front and the disappears on either side of the grove. beautiful sky too! wonderfully done!

20 Nov 2008 2:47am

@dj.tigersprout: thanks, DJ - 'tis beautiful country.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

A very nicely composed scene.

20 Nov 2008 3:17am