Another Tuesday, and I am off to Napa Valley. I thought this would be a return trip to a familiar place. Wineries, galleries, and grapevines. Wrong. I was treated to an insider view of the beautiful landscape.
First stop Solano Lake Park.
I looked up the Monticello Dam and found out that this spillway provides a safety valve during an El Niño. I guess I will need to make another visit since California is still in a drought. The concrete structure inspired this photograph.
Across from the dam a highway crew was shoring up a cliff to prevent a rock slide. I got the opportunity to photograph as the workers were scaling the sides since we had to wait for a lead car.
The Butter Cream Bakery located in Napa provided us with a real local dining experience. Yum!
I took this photo and processed it two different ways trying to get a feeling of the age. Dull versus extreme bright colors. Which do you like?
Does this bring back a 1950’s feel?
Or does the bright colors take you back?
Hope this shows a different side to the Napa experience. Traveling with my camera exposes me to so much around me. (Pun intended!) Tomorrow I am off to explore with my great camera group. New name for group coming next time.