Google Virtual Tour of County Line Tasting Room

I created a Google Virtual Tour for County Line Tasting Room and it’s live! Featuring the wines of Robert Smasne and Sean Tudor, it’s a gorgeous facility in the Prosser Wine Village. Food on the sheltered patio on a sunny day with a glass of award winning wine doesn’t get much better than this. The Old Vine Cab is always a show stopper. My last stop there I really became enamored of the Mourvedre as well. A nice cold Albarino does it for me amongst the whites. But don’t just take my word for it, check out the tour. Or better yet, visit in person to experience it first hand!

Tri-Cities Wine Festival 2017

I had a blast at the 39th Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick! I seized the opportunity to try out my new 3 gimbal stabilizer for video with my cell phone. It worked really well, most of the awkwardness came from operator error. Hopefully I’ll get better as I gain experience using it.

There were over 70 wineries represented, and over 200 wines available for sampling. Below is some video I shot while making the rounds doing some tasting. College Cellars in Walla Walla won double gold and best of show for their 2017 Muscat.

Next year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th.









Tucannon Cellars Google Virtual Tour

Tucannon Cellars

I created a Google Virtual Tour for Tucannon Cellars and it’s live! They recently renovated the Sugar Pine Barn Event Center, added a stream and upgraded the landscaping. I love sitting on the deck behind the tasting room, glass of wine in hand. It has a large tree growing through the center, providing great shade. But don’t just take my word for it, check out the tour. Or better yet, visit in person to experience it first hand!

Purple Star Winery – “See Inside”

Just did a Google Inside View for the Purple Star Winery tasting room in Benton City, WA. Great folks and excellent wine. A little off the beaten path, but well worth it, especially if you’re interested in seeing what a working winery really looks like. Left click and drag to move around the room and click on any of the arrows to move to the next spot. Come on in and look around! They also have a couple of other labels, Native Sun Wines and Muret-Gaston Wines.

McCurley Integrity Chevrolet/Cadillac – “See Inside”

These guys went for the gusto! Not only did they do a Google “See Inside” for their new Subaru dealership, they also had one done for their recently remodeled Chevrolet/Cadillac dealership.

The New McCurley Subaru dealership – See Inside

I recently did this Google “See Inside” view for the new McCurley Subaru dealership in Pasco, WA. This is an incredible facility and even has a fenced dog park on the side of the building.

Sundowns 2016

I know it must seem like all I do is take panoramas for Google, but that’s far from the reality. I do lots of different types of photography. ┬áThis last weekend and the next two will be devoted to horse racing. This is my tenth season as the track photographer at Sundowns in Kennewick. By the time this season ends, I will have shot over 800 horse races. It’s shots like these that make it worth it.

In the first shot, the #7 horse was coming on strong. It was a photo finish, but the #7 horse couldn’t close the gap and finished second. In the last shot, it’s so close that it looks like two riders on one horse. Another photo finish with the #10 horse winning. Tech data: These are all shot in RAW at 800 ISO in shutter priority @1/1000 sec., handheld with a Canon 5D.

Wine and More

I’m a big fan of Wine and More, a great little boutique/bistro in the Southridge neighborhood of Kennewick run by the lovely and talented Anita Kenfield. You’ll find an incredible assortment of wine and related gifts. In the back is the wine bar and bistro. I am especially fond of their signature Artichoke and Spinach dip, and have consumed more than my fair share of the Steak Planks as well.