Photo: Sunrise At Lake Siskiyou Fishing Dock – California

Sunrise Over Siskiyou Lake's Fishing Dock

Lake Siskyou in just outside of Shasta Mountain in California offers a beautiful man made lake with fishing, hiking and camping. The place is a wonderful place for families to just relax and get away from it all.

Sunrise Over Siskiyou Lake's Fishing Dock

Camera: Olympus OMD EM-5
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm ƒ/1.8
ISO: 200
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter: 37″
Tripod: Yes
Filters: B+W ND Filter 110 3.0
Post Process: Capture One 8.1

Photo Tip

Using the tripod for long exposures is valuable, but knowing how long the exposure needs to be is hard. Taking advantage of a remote trigger (like the Olympus trigger used for this photo) you can use the Bulb/Live View mode to preview how the image will come out and release the shutter at the exact exposure.

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BottleRock 2014 – Napa California Food-Wine-Beer-Music Festival

Ever have a reason to visit Napa? Maybe you have already thought of visiting Napa. Do you want more of an incentive? Napa is known for it’s exquisite gourmet food and dining, as well as a great place to taste some of the finest wines in the world. What if you can combine those two items that go well with each other and then throw in some amazing music. But what else goes well with music? How about great beer? Enter BottleRock 2014.

What is BottleRock?

What is a BottleRock? Yeah, that is a good question, it was one that I also had when I first asked if I was going to visit BottleRock. “BottleRock Napa Valley is all about blending great music, food and wine…It really is a feast for your senses” said Latitude 38’s CEO David Graham. BottleRock is a festival in Napa that is held from May 30th – June 1st.


Lets Talk Wine

Love wine? Who doesn’t go to Napa for the wine? Many wineries will be serving their best Including: Miner Family Winery, City Winery, Del Dotto Family Vineyards, Cakebread Cellars, Clos Du Val… and many more.

Fine Culinary?

What goes good with wine but great food. Culinary offerings at the festival include: Morimoto, Angèle, The Thomas, Allegria, Ca’ Momi, La Condesa, Oakville Grocery, Tarla Grill… and other great culinary greatness. Some of the mouthwatering dishes include: crab mac n’ cheese, made-to-order ceviche, wood-fired pizzas, fish tacos, pork belly sandwiches, and Vietnamese shrimp rolls.

Awesome Music

So after feeling sleepy trom some mouth watering food and a bit of wine it is time to relax. Why not relax to some awesome music of over 60 artists including: The Cure, Outkast, Eric Church, Weezer, The Fray, Heart, LL Cool J with DJ Z-Trip, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome, Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Third Eye Blind and dozens more.

Refreshing Drinks

What goes great with music? Well why not some refreshing drinks? including Blue Moon, Lagunitas, Anchor Steam, and Coors Light along with artisanal cocktails made with premium spirits including Reyka Icelandic Vodka and Sailor Jerry’s Rum. The micro-brew garden will feature 20 craft brews including local favorites Napa Point and Napa Smith breweries.

How Do To Get There

How much is it and how do you get there? 3-Day VIP passes ($599), general admission 3-Day passes ($279) and single-day passes ($149) can be purchased at or or charge by phone at 877.4.FLY.TIX (435.9849).) A very limited number of 3-Day Platinum Passes ($3000), and Single-Day Platinum Passes ($1,000) are also available.

So now do you have a reason to go to Napa? I hope so, perhaps for some mouth water food, fine delicious wine, cool and refreshing drinks while listening to some amazing music. Check out BottleRock in Napa from May 30th – June 1st.

What do you think? Will you head on out to BottleRock? Have any questions? Perhaps you know something I don’t? Leave a comment below, send me a tweet on twitter, or post on my facebook. Heck even send us a message. Let me know so I can help. Happy travels 🙂