I just love road trips, and recently we went to Napa Valley to find mossy trees and mustard. We really start out with no particular destination in mind; just what we want to find. And, we were successful!
First we found a beautiful grove of oak trees that had moss growing on them. Next we found some wine vines with mustard growing under them. Then we stopped for lunch at the Buttercream Bakery in Napa–one of our favorites when shooting in the city of Napa.
After lunch, we drove some more and returned to the city for some Ben and Jerry’s ice cream which is another of our favorite stops. Then we photographed the 911 Memorial. We shot it the last time we were there, but the light was different. This day the sun shined through the glass plates, illuminating the names of locals who died in that horrific attack.
Of course we made some more stops on the way home until it was too dark to shoot. What a fun day. I do love road trips.
Just a follow up on my previous blog: I am looking into what competitions are available for non-professionals and continuing my Photoshop studies.
7 thoughts on “In search of mossy trees & mustard: Napa Valley, California”
Great shots !
Thank you Domnuio. I love your cat photos and the way you capture personalities.
I really enjoyed your pictures, particularly the ones in Napa. We live here, and I am constantly trying to capture the perfect photo. I do not have your talents, but I try anyway. I thought you might enjoy a link to a couple of posts of ours focused on Napa: https://topochinesvino.com/2016/11/20/paradise-napa-valley-part-ii/
Here is another link to some of our nap at pictures. Pretty clumsy techniques, but I think a couple of good pictures in here. https://topochinesvino.com/2016/11/18/paradise-napa-valley-part-i/
What do you mean when you say you don’t have talent. Your pictures are beautiful! Most of our road trips are in Napa.
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I only included the good ones. I am still trying to figure out how to work with Light in the vineyards, especially when trying to capture a vineyard with the light in front of me rather than behind me.
Midday light can be a problem. Try to get the light on the side. That usually helps. I know a photographer who only goes out in the golden hours. She gets tremendous images.