Grape Barrels

© David M. Montero

Grape Barrels

Uploaded: July 08, 2012


Evidence of wine production dates as far back as 8000BC. During an extensive gene-mapping project in 2006, archaeologists analyzed the heritage of more than 110 modern grape cultivars, and narrowed their origin to a region in Georgia, where wine residues were also discovered on the inner surfaces of 8,000-year-old ceramic storage jars. I started this photographic series with a bottle of wine, some grapes and a couple of casks. However the wine never made it to the posing table. This liquid panacea ("remedy for all ills") makes men invincible, women beautiful, and the world soooo mush niysher (LOL!).


Carla Maddox July 08, 2012

Amen! And a very nice still life also, David.

Carla #1473777

Susan Williams level-classic July 08, 2012

Beautiful presentation (and commentary). The details and colors are outstanding. Nice work, Dave. #10220361

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 08, 2012

WOW!!Hi Dave,Awesome still life my friend.A winner if you ask me!!! #10220373

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 08, 2012

Another stunning still life, Dave. #10220424

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 08, 2012

Outstanding comp. and beautiful still life. Hope you enjoyed the wine. LOL. #10220425

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 08, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous capture, Dave!! Love the subject and those cool barrels!! #10220439

Barbara Waldoch level-classic July 08, 2012

Wonderful shot, Dave! #10220461

Terry Cervi level-classic July 08, 2012

A wonderful narrative, Monte'! HIC
LOL. This is just gorgeous!! #10220554

Robert K. Bemus level-classic July 08, 2012

Beautiful shot and great description, Dave!! #10220671

Stephen Zacker July 09, 2012

Fantastic still life. Like the colors and textures. #10220870

Don Christiana July 09, 2012

Outstanding still life. Dave, your are a master in the craft of capturing your subjects perfectly. Truly beautiful. #10221064

Linda S. Smith level-classic July 09, 2012

Fantastic capture Dave! Love your description as well;-) #10221105

Joy Rector July 09, 2012

excellent shot, love the comp #10221674

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 09, 2012

Outstanding Dave - What a Great image!! #10221959

Thomas E. Hinds July 09, 2012

Beautifully composed and rendered! Outstanding work, Dave! And I love the info segment! #10222058

David Phalen July 09, 2012

A fantastic still life with excellent light, comp, colors and textures!!

LMAO at your description!! #10222136

Lindley Johnson level-classic July 09, 2012

Love this fabulous still life, Dave! And I can so identify with your experience with the wine. :) #10222176

Joannie Bertucci level-classic July 11, 2012

Another flawless image Dave! Composition, lighting, colors, tones and contrasts all perfect! #10225553

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe July 11, 2012

LOL...I love your comments on this fabulous still, Monte! Your stills are simply unsurpassed. #10225846

Carol Flisak level-addict July 16, 2012

Another fantastic work of art, Dave! Thanks for the history lesson and commentary! #10232310

Katherine Kuhn level-classic July 17, 2012

Beautiful image, Dave! Love your composition, light & effects! A work of art. #10233661

Karen Celella level-deluxe July 25, 2012

You are a master of still lifes, Dave! #10243725

Mitch Spence level-classic August 13, 2012

Your image does make food and drink a celebration, Dave. This is beautiful. #10274234

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe September 14, 2012

I just love your style Dave. I actually prefer this vertical version. #10323412

Mike F. Anderson level-classic September 19, 2012

Absolutley Perfect Lighting, Dave! #10329885

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