After the "super moon" rise at Mono Lake last month, I stayed to get a blue hour photo of these tufa rock formations, back-lit by the light of the full moon. I entered this and several other photos in the annual calendar contest conducted by the… fingers crossed!
I signed up for a wine tasting in Yosemite right after my Fall Colors workshop November 12-16, featuring, , Martinelli Vineyards, and Tablas Creek Vineyard
The wines were outstanding, and both Silver oak and Tablas Creek poured verticals going back to 2001 so you could see how they can develop over time. This was overall schedule:
Session #4 ~ November 16 – 18
2016 Moderator ~ Dan Berger, Wine Journalist & Judge
Wednesday, November 16
1:00 PM “Tasting Nuances Between Site Specific Single Vineyard Wines”
Martinelli Vineyards & Winery Regina Martinelli
3:30 PM “Esprit de Beaucastel: The Evolution of a Flagship Rhone Blend”
Tablas Creek Jason Haas
6:00 PM Meet the Vintners Reception
Thursday, November 17
1:00 PM “A Deconstructed Tasting of 2016 Sauvignon Blanc”
Twomey Cellars David Duncan
3:30 PM “A Brief History of (Silver Oak) Time through Selected Wines”
Silver Oak Cellars Daniel Baron
6:30 PM Gala Vintners’ Dinner
I received a promo email touting $149/person attendance to the 2016 series of wine events:
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Given that you'll pay about $75 for a dinner in the Ahwahnee anyway, it's not a bad price for four tastings, reception, and a four course dinner at the Ahwahnee paired with wines!
Here's the full schedule:
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There will be far fewer of these events in 2017, since the kitchen in the Ahwahnee is due for a remodel.
I looked up this photo from November 14, 2005 to see how the conditions might be in Yosemite Valley during my workshop, and around the time of the event..
I was wondering who would be climbing El Capitan at night, but when you have a record to break, every minute is precious. I learned after my workshop last week that we had captured Adam Ondra on his record-breaking free climb of El Capitan on the night of November 15.
has the full story:
How Adam Ondra Pulled Off the Dawn Wall
Can't wait to be in Yosemite Valley tomorrow for my workshop!
It'll run Nov 12 – 16, so I should be able to post a photo from time to time, or at least at the end:
Little Ale'Inn and the boundary of Area 51 in Central Nevada.
Yosemite's Tioga Pass Road closed yesterday, but it will be in my dreams all winter long. If you have my guidebook "Photographing California Vol. 2 -South", you may recognize this location from page 42.
|Yosemite’s Half Dome from Tioga Pass Road|
|Tioga Pass, summer 2016|
I’m looking forward to my Yosemite Full Moon & Fall Colors workshop coming up November 12 – 16, and working on my schedule for next year, when you can join me to photograph the unique sights available away from the crowds of Yosemite Valley!
|November 2012… join me here for a workshop November 2016!|
A light storm this weekend could add nice atmospheric effects to photos, or it could blow leaves down!