Driving from Petaluma to Napa

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Cable vs. Internet TV

How many of you watch MOST of your video on the internet? I wonder about this… I know that we got rid of cable about a year ago and watch everything over the internet now on our TVs… We use Google TV, Roku, and Apple TV. There’s no one-stop-shopping for everything video, but it’s not bad… What is your approach to this ever-changing video world?

Daily Photo – Driving from Petaluma to Napa

I’ve made this trip a few times, but it is usually in the morning and on the way from Napa to Petaluma.  This is usually the situation because I stay at my mom’s house before going over to do a show with Leo Laporte.  This time, it was the opposite (well, kinda… I didn’t sleep with Leo), but I did the show first then drove to Napa to have dinner with my mom.

Tom was with me, and we were on a sharp lookout for a good sunset situation.  While driving by this old barn, I saw a great opportunity, so we got out of the car to get all the equipment ready…

Driving from Petaluma to Napa I've made this trip a few times, but it is usually in the morning and on the way from Napa to Petaluma.  This is usually the situation because I stay at my mom's house before going over to do a show with Leo Laporte.  This time, it was the opposite (well, kinda... I didn't sleep with Leo), but I did the show first then drove to Napa to have dinner with my mom.Tom was with me, and we were on a sharp lookout for a good sunset situation.  While driving by this old barn, I saw a great opportunity, so we got out of the car to get all the equipment ready...- Trey RatcliffRead the rest of the post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

In Petaluma to see Leo Laporte in Action!

Stopping in Petaluma to see the TWIT Cottage

I spent the night up in Napa where I was visiting my mom and grandmother (so I have extra fudge for everyone!). Since I was coming back to the Palo Alto area anyway, I drove through Petaluma. While there, I stopped by the TWIT cottage to meet with Dane. Whilst there, Leo happened to be taping a show, so I ducked in a for a few moments to see everything in person.
Cool! I am in the TWIT cottage watching @LeoLaporte talkin' b... on Twitpic

So, what is cool about this? Well, for one thing, I’ve always like Leo and the scene he’s throwin’ down. Did you know he also sees out of just one eye? The one-eyed guys have to stick together.

Also, he runs a huge media empire out of this little cottage in Petaluma! It’s really an impressive feat. He has several shows on his network that I think are interesting. You can either get the podcast on iTunes or watch live at http://live.twit.tv/. I recommend TWIT (This Week in Technology). There is another good show called “Macbreak Weekly” which is very good. Last, you should try to catch the science stuff with Dr. Kiki. She was there too – a very nice gal…

I thought about setting up for a major hardcore HDR in his studio, but I didn’t want to impose… It was my first time in there (previous appearances on TWIP – This Week in Photography) were all remote via Skype, so I got a kick out of seeing the operation in person!

Extra Books at the Stanford Event?

I’m all out of copies of A World in HDR (but I am bringing some homemade fudge from my mom to hand out)! We totally sold out at the Google speech, which was way more popular than I anticipated… Also, some of you may remember that Amazon sold out in several countries, so it can be a little tough to get copies… they don’t exactly grow on trees! But, Amazon, Borders, B&H, and all the others replenish their supplies all the time.

If you already have a book, I am more than happy to sign it for you… it would be my pleasure!

Daily Photo – The Lonely Barn

Note that this is not the aforementioned TWIT Cottage.

Along the road from Napa to Petaluma, there are countless photo ops. I stopped here and there on the side of the road to jump out and take some shots. This one I took with my 85mm prime lens – I will soon add it to the Nikon 85mm Review page along with the other sample photos.

It was a foggy and overcast morning, so I had to look for other sorts of subject in the landscape that were interesting… which is pretty easy to do here in the wine country!

In Petaluma to see Leo Laporte in Action!

Willows in Wine Country

Here is an older picture I just got around to uploading from Napa, out where my mom lives. The larger version of this one is nice… these panoramic shots always look boring when viewed small.

Willows in Wine Country

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