… in which I try not to indulge in photographic clichés, and fail.
Travel photographers are traditionally advised to make sure they avoid the classic/cliché shot that everyone takes. However, if you fail to take said classic/cliché shot you inevitably go home feeling that you missed something. Thus, a second piece of advice is also given to travel photographers, namely, “Oh, go ahead, take the obvious photo and get it out of your system.” Hence the photo at the top of this post, because you cannot spend two days wandering around wineries and not take a photo of grapes on the vine.
(I tried to balance the cliché photos with non-cliché photos, just to preserve my self-respect …)
Our two days in PEC were hot, bright, and hazy, which do not make ideal conditions for taking photos, but I never let that stop me. We ate very good food at all our meals (even though the restaurant where we ate on Saturday night lost our reservation). The pizza at Norman Hardie Winery (Saturday lunch) was particularly good. (The first photo in the gallery below was taken from their patio.) Stanner Winery (the barrels) was very small and rough around the edges, but the wines were delicious. On Sunday we went to the County Cider Co. and tried out their wares, just for a change. Make sure you try their Pear Cider if you happen to be in the area. It’s amazing.
There are ten photos in this gallery. Click on any image to launch.
(You can read Part 1 here.)