Wine Tasting at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Today I went wine tasting with my friend Kerry at the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard and we even got a tour led by co-owner Jim McKenna.

Fermentation Tanks - Here is where the 'almost' wine goes through the fermentation process.


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Here is where the wine is barreled and stored for aging.


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Jim McKenna - Best Tour Guide Ever!

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Such a great day!!


Do you believe in airplanes in the night sky...

I saw this photo-op and couldn't resist.

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Virgin America

Fun without Flash

People have asked me if I'm been using a lot of Photoshop since getting into photography and the answer is no. I've really been trying to learn how to use all of the features on my little starter DSLR first before venturing into the scary world of digital enhancement software. I've been giving myself mini photography assignments. This time around, I decided to shoot different objects in my parents' home using no flash and just playing around with shutter speed and aperture and I think the results were pretty neat, but of course I'm a little biased.

My favorite. These are the lights in the hallway upstairs. SUCH a cool effect.

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It was a challenge trying to capture more than just the outline of these figures in the window. I wanted to try and bring out the colors of both the inside and outside.


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I like the contrast of the red and blue apples and the white surrounding...


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My mom has such amazing art that sometimes its difficult to appreciate each piece... the opposite of "not seeing the forest for the trees" in a sense....


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Lazy Sunday

I just thought this was a cool shot... Sleeping in on a Sunday.


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Special thanks to my mom for not being upset about this complete invasion of privacy.

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