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Wine Country


"Ancient Path"


This is the Beringer Estate in St. Helena. For years I photographed the alley of trees that envelope Highway 29 in front of this winery, but I was not satisfied with the results. I also photographed the paths on the side of the road to no great effect, until I made this photograph.


It was very difficult to print since I wanted the pillar to be a "silhouette" and have detail in the shadows, two contradictory goals. This is one of my personal favorites.


February 7, 2009


Saint Helena, Napa County, California

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