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Monthly Archives: September 2018

30 Sep 2018

Day 2- Wine Harvest at Chateau Pontet Canet, France- Wandering Pauillac and best light of day

Saturday on the estate is quiet and no harvesting is happening, which gives me good opportunity to take photos of the stillness of the operations, the vineyard and the property.  Awakening to a distant sound of birds, and the clock in the courtyard which strikes on the hour and on the half hour. We again opt to skip breakfast, as I spend quite a lot of time at night shooting nightscapes which keep us out […]

29 Sep 2018
Pontet-Canet, France, wine

Day 1-Wine Harvest at Chateaux Pontet-Canet, France

We awoke to a thick fog covering the morning here- it’s entirely peaceful and quiet here at first dawn.  I like throwing open the large windows here decorated in white wrought iron and floor to ceiling panes.  The workers had already begun their day when we were getting ready, charging our gear and assembling cameras for the day upstairs. We could see the line of people systematically each going through a row from one end […]

28 Sep 2018

Arrival- French Wine Harvest 2018- Pontet- Canet, Pauillac, France

Arriving in Bordeaux yesterday was a moment of personal happiness for me. I have eagerly anticipated this assignment for so long and to land with all my camera gear (Nikon D810, D750, DJI Mavik Pro, GoPro5, lighting, tripods, batteries), and not have anything missing was also a blessing given the importance of this trip. We were definitely tired, having flown from Calgary to Amsterdam, and the outbound flight had been delayed arriving from Amsterdam. We […]

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