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.