A Glass Of Wine

Canon T2i 1/30 sec at f/14, ISO 100 24mm (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6)

Canon T2i
1/30 sec at f/14, ISO 100
24mm (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6)

“Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that’s really a misperception. Because actually it’s just that introverts are differently social. So they would prefer to have a glass of wine with a close friend as opposed to going to a loud party full of strangers.” ~ Susan Cain

Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. How does this pertain to the image above? Simple. A close friend and I took a recent trip to Napa County. California wine country. This is the exterior to one of the tasting rooms we stopped at. Actually, we started out from Las Vegas with our wives who decided to stay in San Francisco rather than join us for the day. I admit I did have a different quote I was going to use but when I saw this one I said to myself, “that’s me”! It’s also Chris and Cee at their respective blogs 61 Musings and Cee’s Photography. It’s also, probably, a lot of other people who might even be reading this right about now.

24 thoughts on “A Glass Of Wine

  1. What a highly detailed shot Emilio. The water looks frozen in place on the fountain. and the clouds add just theright amount of white to the shot. Thumbs Up mate :0)


    1. I went back to take a look and you’re right, The water looks frozen. But it wasn’t. It was a beautiful autumn day. Shirtsleeves all the way.


  2. Emilio, the image is so incredibly detailed!
    I am so far from being an introvert that I sometimes tire of being the one “on” all the time. In fact, one of the unexpected joys of photography has been the chance to hide behind the camera. Gives me an excuse not to talk.


    1. OK, if I ever have a party, I’m inviting you. You can be the life of it. I’ll just be in the corner, drinking!


  3. Beautiful photo in monochrome. I can definitely relate to being an introvert. We should all start a club and have regular meetings…..wait a minute….that wouldn’t work! Better a glass of wine with a friend and using comments on our blogs to get together.


  4. Emilio, I love this quote, and I love you sharing that fact about yourself! I am definitely an introvert and am learning not to apologize for that. I’ve always enjoyed my own company and much prefer a small gathering of close friends. A business cocktail party terrifies me! And I’ve always been much better at the written word than spoken. As for a Napa Wine tour? Perfect as you describe it and as you’ve captured it! Cheers 🍷🍷


    1. Ok, Stacy, I see the two glasses. Now, give us a tutorial on the use of lightroom or photoshop. And try not to slur!

      But, actually, yeah, I hate gatherings- even family gatherings as they tire me out. And I hate making small talk. And don’t get me started about having to give a talk in front of the people in my company! Or Christmas parties. Or award ceremonies!


  5. Sounds like you and your friend had fun on this trip and I bet you had more than one glass of wine Emilio 🙂 Beautiful image and great work.


    1. Yes, Joe, we did have more than one glass of wine each. I mean it was a tasting, not a sipping! But Like I said above, they pour such small amounts. It cost something like $20 for a glass. Back home, I could get an entire case for $20! (The stuff I drink is not expensive!)

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    1. Thanks, Caz. It was beautiful there. But why would you bring kids to a winery? It was a bit noisy at that one particular winery!


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