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Sonoma, California

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by eno789, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Spent a couple of lovely days at Sonoma. All pictures taken with the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN on 5N.

    1st St. E & Napa St
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    Alley
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    Stone House
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    1st St. W & Spain St
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    Some one is enjoying the day
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    Sunflower Caffe
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    "the girl & the fig" / Sonoma Hotel
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  2. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Sebastiani Winery Tour

    Sebastiani Winery Tour. All pictures taken with the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN on 5N.

    Outside the main hall
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    Barrel room. On the back, is the largest oak wine barrel in the world
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    Barrels
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    Main Hall
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    Pear Candles
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    Just a Window
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  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Great shots Brian, makes me want to go visit. :)
     
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    OMG Brian!

    My wife and I got married in the courtyard of that hotel, some 30 years ago this September. We had the entire place to ourselves, just a few friends and family.

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    Christ, we were just babies! But what a great day that was, and what great memories you just brought back. Thanks!
     
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well, how cool is that? :cool:
     
  6. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    New York
    Larry
    Great shots. Oh, and that California weather :)

    Did you shoot RAW or use any in camera HDR to bring out the shadows in the indoor or shaded shots?
     
  7. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    I just told my wife Jenny about this. We're so glad to bring back happy memories. Amazing coincidence. Sonoma is such a charming nice town, with history too. We only went in "the girl & the fig" for dinner one night, thoroughly enjoyed the dinner, even for a non-drinker like me. The Crème brûlée was delicious.
     
  8. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Hi Jazzer, Thanks! I did shoot RAW and brought out the shadow detail a little bit in PP, especially the indoor shots. I hope I've not overdone the PP, I'd like the result to still look natural. The outdoor shots, just a hint of detail is enough.

    Yes, the California weather is good for living and visiting. But OTOH, it's often challenging to take good pictures during the day, because of the typical harsh light. Well, I'm not complaining, and should not complain.
     
  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Well done, nice part of the world to hang out in.
     
  10. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    New York
    Larry
    Thanks. The PP seems natural and not overdone to me at all. I was just curious because I have the Sigma lenses on order and was wondering how they did in lower light situations like it appears to be in some of your shots. I was surprised that the ISO was still pretty low. Also, there is a lot of dynamic range in shots like your alley image, so I was curious what you did to ensure the shadows weren't lost.