Sunday, July 7, 2019
An Image and Its Story - June 2019
No, this is not a photo for a wine ad!
Summer for me is the time to drink rosé wine. It is something I already did in Germany for many years and then had to stop when we moved to the US because there wasn't any decent rosé wine available. Everything you got was too sweet or didn't taste at all.
But this has changed over the recent years, and especially the rosé wine produced here in Sonoma County is excellent - dry and flavorful. Many of them are made from Pinot Noir grapes or Sangiovese; there is also quite a selection of Zinfandel grapes (which is my favorite red wine). I also still love many French rosés as well as the organic ones from Germany. We are lucky to have an excellent wine shop in town that has a huge selection of rosé wines.
I bought several bottles to try the different wines. I unloaded them on my kitchen table and thought how beautiful these bottles looked. I grabbed my phone (yes, not the big camera), brought the bottles outside, arranged them, poured myself a glass and took several pictures. And then I got to work. I have a new phone with a great camera (it's a Pixel phone and I love it) that has several modes for taking pictures and also some very cool processing modes. This one with just the gray and the pop of the rosé color appealed to me. I processed it further in Lightroom until I was happy with the image. It was easy to pick it as my June image.
Cheers! (or "Prost!" as we say in Germany)