Photographing Napa in the winter months is a very different experience compared to the summer when the vines are loaded with grapes and the roads are crowded with tourists. Now, the vines are bare, the understory is green and enjoying the quiet vineyards is extremely serene.
Leading lines play a large role in photographing vineyards with an abundance of compositional choices.
From the hilltop, the patterns and colors of the vineyards are amazing. A long telephoto gave me a tight crop on the linear details and the pop of red from the last of the grape leaves.
I love shooting nature’s details.
I found some rows of early mustard seed blooming in one vineyard. I’ll be going back soon when the mustard is in its full glory.
Late afternoon sun and the simple detail of the vines. A promise of the summer’s harvest.
The textures in the fence post and gnarled vines called out to me to convert this image to monochrome.