Calling All Photographers
The OCWS sponsors a photography contest and you are invited to participate! As you might have guessed, the subject is “wine,” but this can mean many things to many people.
Do you have a great shot of the sun filtering through the vines just before picking? Or an action shot of wine being poured with some great swirls in the glass? Perhaps a romantic shot of a couple toasting each other?
These are a few ideas, and I’m sure you have many more of that great shot involving wine in some way.
Each month the photography committee will select a Photo of the Month for publication in an upcoming Wine Press as well as on the OCWS website. The ultimate goal is to publish an OCWS calendar consisting of the 12 best photos of the year. These may or may not be the 12 monthly winners.
If you have any questions, email Jim@JBurk.net.
Jim is the OCWS photographer and head of the OCWS photography committee.
Paul Garfield snapped this winning photo in the Vega Winery tasting room in Buellton featuring the wine bar with the reflection of the American flag. “I liked the way that a wine glass seemed suspended and mirrored,” Paul said. “The uneven polished surface of the bar created an interesting effect.”
Sue England was cruising in Hubbard Bay, Alaska, when she snapped this picturesque shot using her iPhone Pro Max. “This was a bucket list trip for my family,” says Sue, who joined the OCWS in 2019. “When packing, for some reason, I felt I didn’t need my beanie…’til we got there. So, I had my glass of wine, new beanie and was looking out at the most tranquil and picturesque site I’d ever seen. I wanted to remember the whole feeling.”
Craig Rowe, another second-time winner, shot this picture at Robert Young Winery in Geyserville
using his iPhone 13 Pro in Pano mode. “We have been members of the wine club for 19 years and
this was our first visit since RY built the tasting/event location called Scion house,” Craig says.
“The picture was taken from the lawn adjacent to Scion house.”