The Tools of Harvest

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in Featured, Wine

This is one of my favorite shots from covering the wine harvest in Oregon last fall.

Each picker carries two pieces of equipment into the vineyard during harvest:  clippers and a bucket.  Some work with two or three buckets, clipping clusters and filling each at a pace that I could never approach (without losing a finger or two).

I photographed this bucket of Gamay noir fruit at Brick House Vineyards, which is located in the northern Willamette Valley region on Ribbon Ridge.

The Tools of Harvest

Captured on 10/19/10 with Canon 400D + EF50mm, 1/125 sec at f/2.5, ISO 100.

The Hands of Harvest

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011 in Video, Wine

A short video of photographs captured during Oregon’s Pinot noir harvest last fall.

Sunrise in the Vineyard

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in Featured, Wine

Last Fall, I spent a week in the Willamette Valley shooting the Pinot noir harvest at several wineries.

This image was captured during sunrise at Belle Pente Vineyards, which is located in the Yamhill-Carlton District.  It was such a beautiful morning, with the colors of the sky, vineyard, and valley below rendering in evolving shades as the sun rose above the horizon.

You can read more about my experience covering the Oregon wine harvest here.

Sunrise at Belle Pente Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA

Captured on 10/19/10 with Canon 7D + EF-S10-22mm, 1/8 sec at f/16, ISO 100.

Dumping the Stems

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in Featured, Wine

Dumping the Stems - after processing the Pinot noir fruit, the stems are trucked to a site where they are composted (Lemelson Vineyards, Carlton, Oregon)

Captured on 10/21/10 with Canon 7D + EF-S 10-22m; 1/400 sec at f/11, ISO 400