Another Visit to Davis

I got word that a stock photo client was looking for photos of Davis, and thought I’d give my stock photo library a refresher.

Davis, CA
Pedestrian Underpass, Davis

Fun fact: my grandfather “Hal” (Milton Halberstadt’s) work is housed at UC Davis. I’ve been meaning to dig through the special collection at some point to see more of his work. Hal was known for food photography in the 1960’s and 1970’s as well as his “Tone Line” photography (sample below). We have a print of this on our wall that was printed from the original neg by Hal’s former assistant Alan Ross.

Golden Gate from Twin Peaks, Toneline, Milton Halberstadt (UC Davis, Special Collections)

In any case- I went down the list of things my contact needed photos of. They were all photos of an art walk: Davis’s Transmedia Art Walk.

" Bookhead", Davis, CA (note this image contains other artist's artwork and can only be used for appropriate uses)
” Bookhead”, Davis, CA (note this image contains other artist’s artwork and can only be used for appropriate uses)
"See No Evil/ Hear No Evil", Davis, CA (note this image contains other artist's artwork and can only be used for appropriate uses)
“See No Evil/ Hear No Evil”, Davis, CA (note this image contains other artist’s artwork and can only be used for appropriate uses)

The sign (below) just made me giggle. “School of Education?!” How about education of school? Or redundant sign department?

Davis, CA

Davis, including the school is known for its agricultural ties. I had a good time photographing the vineyards of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences.

Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences, Davis, CA
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences, Davis, CA
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences, Davis, CA
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences, Davis, CA

And I grabbed a few misc stock shots where I could.

Mondavi Center, Davis, CA
Mondavi Center, Davis, CA
Davis, CA
Davis, CA

Cornerstone Sonoma

We were on a recon mission for VeryHighDPI.com looking for sweeping Wine Country scenes for Gigapixel photos we’re making. But first there was a pit stop at Cornerstone in Sonoma.

Sonoma, California (Michael Halberstadt)
Stock Photo: Sunset Test Garden, Cornerstone, Sonoma, California (Michael Halberstadt)

Cornerstone is one of those cutesy Whine Country places. There’s a bunch of shops and restaurants and some beautifully manicured landscape architecture. There are also a number of interesting sculptures and the like.

Sonoma, California (Michael Halberstadt)
Stock Photo: Sunset Test Garden, Cornerstone, Sonoma, California (Michael Halberstadt)

More recently, Sunset Magazine moved their test kitchen and Garden to Cornerstone. They used to be headquartered in Menlo Park, but I’m assuming the dot-con craziness got to them. Or at least it’s hard to justify sticking around in a building that’s worth $50 million when you could more easily work out of a $2 million office two hours away.

Sonoma, California (Michael Halberstadt)
Stock Photo: Sunset Test Garden, Cornerstone, Sonoma, California (Michael Halberstadt)

In writing this I remembered that my grandfather had a recipe for salad dressing in one of the Sunset cookbooks or magazines or something back in the 1950’s. So I thought it would be fun if I could find it via Google Books. No luck regarding the recipe, but a couple of hits came up for photo credits. Unfortunately they are in snippet view, so I have no idea what the photos were.

Sonoma, California (Michael Halberstadt)
Stock Photo: Sunset Test Garden, Cornerstone, Sonoma, California (Michael Halberstadt)

The next stop was Point Reyes and I’ll add another entry for that part of the trip as soon as I can!