Autumn Vineyard Photo Essay, Part 1: A Riot of Color
Autumn Vineyard Photo Essay, Part 3: Relics of a Challenging Vintage

Autumn Vineyard Photo Essay, Part 2: Near and Far

One of the things that I always love to try to capture in my photographs are the perception of distance.  It's a challenging thing to try to translate the wide open spaces of the vineyard (and that feel of having something interesting all around you) into the fixed frames of a finished photograph.  I was pleased with how these three photos captured both the vibrancy of the foreground and the receding layers of distance.  First, a photo from the top of Mount Mourvedre, looking west over the top rows of Grenache into the Santa Lucia mountain range:


Then, a view that is a little harder to see, looking north-east from the top of Mount Mourvedre down over the Viognier section, across Adelaida Road and to the multicolored vineyards of Halter Ranch:


And finally, one shot of what's usually my favorite view of Tablas Creek because of how it showcases the patchwork of different vineyard sections: looking north from our "new hill" down through a section of Grenache Blanc, across head-pruned Tannat and back up the south-facing slopes planted with Grenache Noir and Mourvedre: