TASTING TIME

PhotobucketWhen I received the email inviting us to enjoy a day in the beautiful Temecula Valley with great friends to celebrate the birthday of Jena & Jared, I couldn’t wait! I love a chance to get out of the confines of the city buildings and enjoy the open space a bit. There is just something so relaxing about it all. We boarded the bus and headed to Callaway VIneyards and Longshadow Ranch Winery.

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PhotobucketI love the beautiful colors of the vineyards and the warm sunshine. Longshadow Winery had an outside tasting area under a canopy of trees which provided fantastic light and allowed me to use our 85mm with a wide aperature (something I am not usually able to do in the middle of the day). Most of the these shots under the tree where shot at f/2.5 (for any camera geeks that may want to know).

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Example of how to not look cool while wine tasting….drink at the same time as your friend and get caught.

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Yep, caught another set of guys not looking cool despite the cigar in hand. I will consider this a half offender.

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All and all, it was a fantastic day with wonderful friends! Happy Birthday guys and thanks to Anna for arranging everything!

XOXO