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Hawkeye Mountain Estate II

It's difficult to make good images of vineyards. Take it from someone who's tried. A lot. They most always come out flat and non dimensional, and certainly lacking the expansiveness and drama that beautiful vineyard landscapes all possess. In this image, like in many of Michael's photographs, the topography of the vineyard leaps out at us -- the bulging hillside rolls away out of the frame like the back of a breaching whale. I've seen many such spots in the hillside vineyards of the world, but I have never been able to capture them like this. -- Alder Yarrow

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Comments (6)

02.01.07 at 1:41 PM

I'm guessing this is Northern Alexander Valley, but I'd love to know for sure just where it is

victoria wrote:
02.01.07 at 7:38 PM

Wow, what a beutiful photo. It almost looks like and has the feeling of a very detailed a painting...

Cru Master wrote:
02.02.07 at 12:54 AM

beautiful picture - you are right it almost feels like you're right there in the vineyard!!

has the photo been touched up post been taken - for effect?

Alder wrote:
02.02.07 at 9:24 AM

Yes, the photo has been "touched up" if you want to call it that. Michael's process involves layering textures on top of the image to give it that painterly effect that Victoria points out.

Cru Master wrote:
02.05.07 at 12:48 AM

thanks- im about to embark on taking pics for myself so if he hadn't added the multi layering textures i was going to ask how on earth u achieve such a photo!....really amazing pic.

Regan Gage wrote:
02.27.07 at 12:02 PM

Wow, completely unrelated but I got a yelp email with your name in it, Alder. How are you?

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