When I interviewed Susan Watson White and Bob White for the article Robin Hill to be Brandywine’s fourth winery, I was struck by the beauty of their place. I asked them if I could come back to take some more photos of Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards. They said I was welcome to return and that’s how this vineyard photo gallery came about. It also means you’re likely to see one or more of these photos again in the future. I just like the pictures too much not to share them now for their own sake. Primarily because I was lucky and got a gorgeous sunset to work with!
I’m trying to build-up a stockpile of images to illustrate various articles. Since I write about wine/vineyards/wineries and related topics, I especially wanted some shots of vines and grapes. Since the farm is just 20 minutes or so away from my home, and they were flexible as to when I was there, I asked if a visit a little while before sunset was OK. Susan said that’d be fine, as long as I gave them a heads-up the day I wanted to visit.
Sunset and/or sunrise are known as the “golden hour,” when you often get the most beautiful light of the day. You know, those beautiful reds and oranges, set against a blue sky and white clouds. Sunrise right now is about 6 AM and sunset around 8:30 PM, so in the interest of sleep, I chose the latter. Also, there would be less traffic at that hour in the evening, with rush hour winding down. In the morning, the DMV’s rush-hour would be just starting.
The big concern this time of year, especially in the afternoon and evening, is thunder storms. I looked at the long-range forecast and had an idea as to what days might work. I let them know on Tuesday, July 18th, that I thought that evening looked good, and they said fine. Around 5 PM, we got a lot of lightning and some light showers here at the house, but it soon cleared-up. When I later got over to the farm, where they had been hoping for rain, they’d not seen a drop. Enough chit-chat. Here are the pictures:
Vineyard photo gallery
I hope you like the shots. It’s still hard to believe how lucky I got with the sunset. Maybe I should have played the lottery that day! ♦
Note: All the pictures in the vineyard photo gallery were taken with an iPhone 6+ and edited with the Camera+ app on the iPhone and Adobe Photoshop CS 5.5 on a Windows 10 desktop.