Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Tree in Black and White

The Tree.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Turning Leaves in Black and White

Turning leaves in black and white. Does it feel like fall?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Harvest and Crush

Harvest and Crush. The rain will push out the crushes for the next few days. I am looking forward to photographing a crush when the weather passes.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Turning Leaf

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All the leaves have changed.......................

Monday, October 27, 2008

Vineyard at Sunset

Vineyard at Sunset.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cornerstone Place, Photog Heaven

Sticks and Bark in a Cage

Since opening in 2004, Cornerstone Gardens have enjoyed international attention, heralded as a garden attraction unlike any other in North America. The imaginative and unusual setting attracted retailers and producers with a true appreciation for the environment in which they choose to operate - and in the summer of 2007 the site was renamed Cornerstone Place, incorporating an eclectic collection of shops and wine tasting rooms, as well as a café and marketplace skirting nine-acres of artfully designed gardens and private event spaces.
Cornerstoneplace hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Gardens close at 4:00 pm). *note: On weekends the gardens may close as early as 3:00 pm for special events, it is recommended to call ahead for specific garden hours.
Cornerstone Place invites visitors to discover, imagine, explore and escape the everyday. For docent-guided garden tours of the gardens and information regarding private events contact the Cornerstone Place administrative offices at 707.933.3010

Books on Napa Valley Lifestyle

Books on Beauty, Vineyards, Lifestyle, Gardens, Botanical Lavender, Mustard, Gardening in and around Napa Valley

  • Seasons of the Vineyard
    by Carolyn Dille, Margrit Biever Mondavi, Robert Mondavi

  • Gardens of the Wine Country

    by Molly Chappellet, Richard Tracy (Contributor)

    Hardcover: 204 pages. 1998.

    The Napa Valley is a famous vintner's paradise, with its long, warm summers and mild winters. Naturally, this also makes it a gardener's paradise, and longtime Napa winery owner Molly Chappellet has an intimate knowledge of each nook and cranny of this horticultural Eden. Napa Valley's oldest gardens were planted around 1860, at about the same time grapevines were introduced to the region, and though there are only a handful of these, their enormous oaks and antique roses perfectly fit the image of old Napa homesteads. The gardens at Schramsberg, Beaulieu, Spottswoode, Krug, and the Niebaum estate (now owned by Francis and Eleanor Coppola), to drop a few well-known winery names, fall into this category.

    Chappellet and her collaborator, Richard Tracy, define "new gardens" as those developed since 1960, some by the
    enthusiastic new winemakers who brought new life to the Napa region. These gardens are numerous, breathtakingly
    beautiful, and have apparently provided abundant employment to a number of talented landscape designers over the past
    three decades. In many cases, a heroic amount of work was done to tame, for example, a rocky hillside into a proper
    Mediterranean-style villa garden, and Chappellet and Tracy note the details down to the individual plant names. The
    numerous color photographs, clearly often taken at daybreak and just before sunset,
    show off the calm, lush gardens to perfection. -

  • Beautiful Gardens Of The Wine Country

    by Jennifer Barry, Robert Holmes, Mimi Luebbermann

  • Beautiful Wineries Of The Wine Country

    Jennifer Barry, Charles O'Rear, Thom Elkjer

  • Napa Valley Style

    by Kathryn Masson

  • Sonoma Valley Style : At Home in California's Wine Country

    by Kathryn Masson, Steven Brooke

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Napa Valley in Four Seasons Photography DVD with Flamenco Music

Wine Country in Four Seasons Atmospheric Art -- Set to Flamenco Music

Starring: Grapes & Landscapes Director: Sandra Cannon, Format: DVD

Wine Country in Four Seasons

Atmospheric Art for creating background ambience.

Digital version of the coffee table photography book


Wine Country in Four Seasons
Four season imagery from the Napa Valley and other Northern California Wine Country Regions. Photography by Sandra Cannon, an award winning photographer, who has captured the wine country in four seasons including the spring mustard bloom, the fall harvest, turning leaf in autumn, sculpture like winter vines, and the brazen full swing summer months. The sweeping landscapes are set to a Flamenco Soundtrack. Flamenco embodies a complex musical and cultural tradition, much like winemaking itself.

The Art of Atmosphere. Create the background. Revisit the wine country, put it on and Relax.


Title: Wine Country in Four Season
Description: Sweeping Landscapes to remember the wine country by.
Length: 30 minutes.
Content: 116 photography images at 15 second intervals, blunt cut.
Format: High Resolution Photography 1920 by 1080 pixels.
Sound: Rich Flamenco Music.
Your DVD will not have watermarks or titles other then the title cards, but will have a very small copyright notice..
DVD plays on any DVD player. DVD technology is not HD technology but it will play nicely on an HDTV.

Uses for atmospheric art high definiton photography DVDs:
Digital Souvenir Gifts
Green Coffee Table Book
Hotel Lobbies + Rooms
Corporate Environments
Hi Impact Corporate Lobby Screens
Retail, Hospitality + Restaurants
Home relaxing or entertaining.
Work Place
Atmospheric Art
Create Ambience

Wine Country in Four Seasons Atmospheric Art

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Napa Valley Informaiton and Resources

Napa Valley

Vistor Information + Resources

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Custom Data Video Conferencing Tables

Bob Franz, of the Franz Design Group, discusses what it takes to design you a custom conference table from finishes to video data conferencing

The Franz Design Group
83 Hamilton Drive Suite 104, Novato, Ca. 94949
From Outside California 877.594.9160
Fax 415.883.9002
Email Bob at:
Custom Data Video Conferencing Tables

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Peoples Choice

Classic Napa. "Welcome to Napa Valley where Wine is Poetry." I even have picture of me circa mid sixties with the Napa Welcome Sign.