Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sign of the Times

Yesterday my wine country travels took me by the vineyards of Wiens Family Cellars.
I have to say that this winery is my favorite in the
Temecula wine country. Their wines are not only incredible, but the people who run it, The Wiens' and their staff are fantastic! (No, I don't work there, although I did show my art there last summer on Sundays and that's why I know they're great...) Stop by for an excellent Temecula wine experience! To see more of my photography, visit my website,
Thank you all. ~Stephen

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring Forward

I was surprised to see how quickly things change around here. A couple of weeks of nice weather and BAM! the vines are awakening. I guess it's time to get to work creating new spring imagery for the gallery! I hope you enjoy this pic taken in the Temecula wine country. The Palomar Mountains are in the background. The wild mustard is seen here, a sure sign of spring in the valley! I will be adding many new images in the days to come, so register to recieve my blog via email! ~Stephen

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Beyond Wine...

About 70 miles east of the Temecula Valley wine country is our biggest state park; Anza Borrego State Park. I try to go to this beautiful desert park at least once a year, preferably in the spring when wildflowers and cactus blooms abound. I love this scene taken in the Coyote Canyon area of Anza Borrego. It reminds me of those old 50's postcards of the desert... a timeless destination! ~Stephen

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Last Days of Winter

It sure feels like spring in the Temecula Valley wine country... The vines have been prunned back and are ready for longer days and maybe a spring shower! As I was photographing these yesterday, the owner of the vineyard stopped by to let me know these vines are 27 years old. The next few weeks should start to show new bud growth... another season arrives! Thank you all for your kind comments and continued support! For information about purchasing this print or any others, please email me at: ~Stephen

Friday, March 14, 2008

"Barrel Tasting" Temecula Valley, California

This image was taken last summer at a winery in the Temecula Valley wine country. I originally wanted to use it as a black and white, but decided I like the warm tones and how the colors really take me there, almost smelling the oak and wine! I think this print would be nice in a wine cellar or above a wine bar. Framed in simple modern black, a large image that has impact, 30x40 inches or so.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cherry Blossom Morning

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This image of cherry blossoms was taken on Monday morning, March 10, 2008 in our front yard in Wildomar, California. I will be creating an image from this photo shoot for the gallery!