SOLVANG, CA: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base arcs above Stolpman Vineyard in Ballard Canyon, as viewed from Solvang, California. The launch, seen by millions of people throughout parts of Northern and Southern California, was the result of light from the setting sun hitting the contrail left behind as a Spanish Paz satellite was placed into orbit by the private space company.
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This image is from a series of photographs by George Rose captured in the process of shooting his most recent work WINE COUNTRY: Santa Barbara County, a visual celebration of one of California’s most beautiful wine regions. The book can be ordered on George’s web site.
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