Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

Regusci Winery web site

Pleased to announce the new Regusci Winery web site with a lot of our pictures is up.  

If you make it to Napa, be sure to visit this old historic beautiful winery. On top of the that, the cabernet is killer too.






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How I love to go up to Napa to shoot. I’ve been very fortunate to shoot for a few wineries up there.  I just got back from shooting for Regusci Winery. The Regusci Winery was established in 1932 after the family bought the winery and piece of property from Grigsby-Occidental Winery. The hand-cut , two foot thick, stone facade was built in 1878, and it has all the character you would expect from such an old structure.

These images are going to be used to update their web site: http://www.regusciwinery.com/. In just one day, we shot many frames, but here are just a few of my favorites.

On the tech side, you will see I pushed the HDR (high dynamic range) to some extremes for effect, some more subtle.

After a long shoot day, it was awesome to sit down to a home cooked dinner with Jim Regusci and his friends, while sipping on his terrific wines!  Life doesn’t suck in the wine country.



Chef Angel picking vegetables for dinner from garden



Jim Regusci in his vineyard


Shooting above the vines

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I just got back from a terrific job up in Napa, CA. Rather then just show the bottles of wine on my client’s web site, they wanted to show the faces behind the wine to give it a more personal feel to their brand. .  These are the farmers, vineyard owners, wine makers, and winery owners themselves,  that are behind the scenes of producing their product.

We wanted these to be very “real” feeling, not overly styled, just raw, in-the-moment feel to them. Hopefully we pulled that off.

What  better place to work for a couple of beautiful days then up in the wine country!

Now look at these beautiful faces below:

These guys were very cooperative, although, they made me pay for it by lying in their droppings!

Just another day at the office

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Twenty Bench on Early Show

I want this blog to not always be about photography or video , but anything I might be passionate about.

Although I’m far from a Master Sommelier, I’m slowly acquiring a more refined taste of the ol’ vino. Love me a glass of the Cab!

Some very good friends of mine own the Nine North Wine company:  www.NineNorthWines.com One of  their Cabernet brands, Twenty Bench

was recently featured on the CBS Early show as a great value, beat out the $74 bottle of Bordeaux , and they sell it at Costco!

Their other wine company is JamesCole Winery:  www.JamesColewinery.com,  check this out too for a great Cab.

Give this a taste and watch.


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