In Petaluma to see Leo Laporte in Action!

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    Stopping in Petaluma to see the TWIT Cottage
    I spent the night up in Napa where I was visiting my mom and grandmother. Since I was coming back to the Palo Alto area, 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.

    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 I recommend TWIT (This Week in Technology). There is another good show called "Macbreak Weekly" which is very good...

    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! 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!
    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!

    Carol Bauer, elzapp, Mr. Wondering, and 110 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. susan_r4 51 months ago | reply

      Love this - perfect capture!

    2. A&M - Photography 51 months ago | reply

      Nice colors, great dof.

    3. norchas 51 months ago | reply

      nice example of the classic California barn

    4. flint photos 51 months ago | reply

      I'm a big Leo fan and many of his network shows. This barn is nice, but how about a few photos of the cottage??? I understand he started out in a small upstairs room there then expanded and eventually took over the building which became the cottage. The shows Leo does with Paul Thurrott, Dvorak, Scott Wilkinson, you name it, the're all educational, informative and lots of fun.

      Lets see some cottage photos!!!

    5. VanWhelan 51 months ago | reply

      Awesome. The flowers in the foreground really make this photo for me.

    6. fotophriendly 51 months ago | reply

      Love old barn images! Nice one!

    7. tara.m. 51 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful shot!!

    8. Khem ☺ 51 months ago | reply

      This is great!!

    9. Richard Thorkildson 51 months ago | reply

      Nice Composition....

    10. Iggy Belan 51 months ago | reply


    11. LOlandeseVolante 51 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous! I really like the composition. The colors are so beautiful!

      Seen in Explore.

    12. Soleil is me. 51 months ago | reply

      Memory...This song for your tender heart:)

      An exquisite image was arranged by your great composition/treatment.


      INSPIRE... Invite ONLY
      You are INVITED to display this wonderful photo
      in the INSPIRE Pool.

    13. SeverianPT 51 months ago | reply

      I love the juxtaposition of the living green growth in the foreground and the dead, empty lifeless wreck of a building

    14. Julien Ratel ( Júllí Jónsson ) 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fave Moi France (P1/ F3), Street photo contest / voting time!!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      lovely landscape dear!!

    15. Vineet_Sharma 51 months ago | reply

      want to be there...

    16. Consoli C. 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called SCHITTA Fotoclub, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. stephgum32807 51 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a really wonderful picture !~
      Just Love It.
       'LOVE is...'
      A Definite, "Thumbs Up" !`
      Thumbs Up

    18. alex ranaldi 44 months ago | reply

      wow. amazing shot

    19. neilsonparc 23 months ago | reply

      Hi Trey - I love this photo, and have added it to the California Wine Country page of my website I've attributed copyright of the photo to yourself, and have also linked the copyright credit back to this page. Please let me know if you would like me to remove the photo or change the link or copyright credit. THANKS

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