Moon over Law

Another image from my recent trip to Paso Robles. This morning had no fog so the moon was visible. A few clouds came in and caught the early light as the sun rose. It wasn’t up yet so the sky was still fairly dark. Glad I was still on Wisconsin time for this!

Just out of shot to the left are a collection of cisterns that hold the water for the guest house after it’s been trucked in, so including more that way was out. To the right was open space and a road and more vines. I have one other composition to compare, but I think this is strongest.

Specific Feedback Requested

Any feedback is welcome. It’s an unusual image, but I like it because I love Paso so much. If I didn’t tell you it was a vineyard, is it recognizable as such? We were there just after bud break so there weren’t a lot of leaves out yet.

Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Lumix G9
Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens @ 16mm (32mm equiv.)
f/5 | .8 sec | ISO 200

Lr processed for exposure and shadows management - graduated filter to darken some erosion control items in the bottom on the hill. Color management to accentuate pinks in the sky.


Kris, this works well with the subtle colors in the sky and the moon nicely framed by the tree silhouettes. Looks like a fine start to a very pleasant morning.

Thanks Mark. It was a lovely day of wine tasting for sure!

Nice serene mood to this one. A fine start to a day of wine tasting. I always liked Windward Pinots from Paso. That area does reds rather well.

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Hi Kris, great shot. Really lovely colors in the sky;. There’s a good balance between the crops of both trees at the edge of the frame - if only one was cropped and the other showed the full tree it would look odd. I really like the fine detail of the vines in the silhouette … and the moon in the center of the frame created by the tree canopy … beautiful!

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