The Rhine House at Beringer Estates in Napa Valley

When my son bought himself a new Canon DSLR, it was inevitable we would go on a photo-shoot one day. That opportunity presented itself during the Christmas and New Year break when we decided to go to Napa Valley and see what we could shoot. We were surprised to see many vineyards with flowering mustard. I’ve only ever seen this around February/March and this was December. We also spent some time in and around the Beringer Estates, where the Rhine House is an landmark building. This house stands amidst beautifully kept gardens and there is wine tasting inside.

While the sun threatened to break through now and then, it never did and the day stayed very grey. In many ways, this is an ideal situation for some HDR treatment, the sky is normally SO bright, it ends up completely white in the picture. So here is a 3 shot HDR with some detail in the sky. The composition is quite deliberate as there was an ugly red cone on those steps and I used the fountain to hide it from view.

The day ended up being a great outing and I am sure it won’t be the last photo-shoot done with my son.

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This entry was posted in California, HDR, Napa Valley, Travel.

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  1. Flickr: dimaruss34 January 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Your photo is “A” Class ( Please, Post 1-Comment 2 )
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  2. Flickr: Daniel Mennerich January 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Truly an “A” Class work! I like it!!

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  3. Flickr: Visions Through My Lens January 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Please take a moment to review our group rules prior to submitting additional photos for consideration. The focus of our group is the Scenic California Landscape. This photo of a house does not meet that criteria.

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  4. Daniel Mennerich January 3, 2012 at 1:56 am #
  5. Visions Through My Lens January 3, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Please take a moment to review our group rules prior to submitting additional photos for consideration. The focus of our group is the Scenic California Landscape. This photo of a house does not meet that criteria.

    Thank you.
    Lynn

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  6. Flickr: Marcello Bardi January 3, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    Great shot !
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    Awesome job this deserves Flickr’s "World Cup of Photography" Award!

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  7. Marcello Bardi January 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    Great shot !
    Please visit my gallery…

    Awesome job this deserves Flickr’s "World Cup of Photography" Award!


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  8. Flickr: Shertila Tony January 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm #


    Excellent work
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  9. Flickr: Daniel Mennerich January 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    A wonderful hdr work! I like it!!

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  10. Tony Shertila January 4, 2012 at 8:34 pm #


    Excellent work
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  11. Daniel Mennerich January 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

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  12. Flickr: Midwest Cargo Cult January 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    A very finely toned and well composed shot with great textures. Great fun to view!

  13. Midwest Cargo Cult January 14, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    A very finely toned and well composed shot with great textures. Great fun to view!

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