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I Want To Go To There

I know at least two of my readers (and probably a good many more) will get the TV reference I’m making in the title of this post, and for me this quote couldn’t be more true right now. We have had an absolutely miserable February and beginning of March here in Calgary (temps around -20C for a few weeks) and I would absolutely love to be relaxing in one of those Adirondack chairs enjoying a chilled brew. But, alas, I’m stuck here in the Canadian deep freeze for at least a little while longer 🙁

This photo was taken in a very swank house in a very swank neighbourhood in Indio, California while I was there in January. My parents in law have a place down there and are good friends with the amazing folks who live in a stunning Tuscan style home right on a golf course. I had the luxury of spending an afternoon here, and in between tours of the home and relaxing, the owners graciously allowed me to take a few shots in their amazing backyard. The view is outstanding and the stonework is nothing short of amazing. I should have a few more images to share from this fantastic home in the future. I don’t know about you, but I want to go to there!

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 11, ISO 100

James Brandon - March 8, 2011 - 7:23 am

30 Rock baby!

Brian Furbush - March 8, 2011 - 7:24 am

Great shot man – love the processing, just evokes a nice warm feeling.

James Brandon - March 8, 2011 - 7:24 am

I want to go to there and play golf there. right now.

Tobias George - March 8, 2011 - 7:29 am

Great shot! What a beautiful spot.

Jim Denham - March 8, 2011 - 7:42 am

Boy, does that look nice! I’m with ya on the weather part dude – we’re not too far removed from the deep freeze of Calgary! Come on Spring!

Chris Nitz - March 8, 2011 - 7:44 am

I totally want to sit in one of those chair and sip on a beer while watching the sun go down. Splendid shot Heath!

Jesse Pafundi - March 8, 2011 - 7:52 am

Love the title 😉

LOVE this shot dude. Composition is killer and the wide angle distortion really adds a dynamic touch. As usual your processing is subtle and spot on.

Adam Olson - March 8, 2011 - 8:03 am

Fantastic shot Heath! It’s very inviting!

Gregg Lowrimore - March 8, 2011 - 8:04 am

Beautiful HDR. I sure do want to go there!

Mike Olbinski - March 8, 2011 - 8:07 am

30 ROCK!

One of my favorite Tina Fey lines 🙂

What a gorgeous home…wow, I could live there.

Heather - March 8, 2011 - 8:12 am

I would like to be there with a piña colada in my hands. That is all.

Scott Wood - March 8, 2011 - 8:25 am

This image is making me day dream while sitting here at work.

Justin - March 8, 2011 - 8:55 am

Me too!

Mark Garbowski - March 8, 2011 - 8:59 am

I can’t remember a winter where the yearning for Spring was so widespread. Beauty shot.

Chris Kenison - March 8, 2011 - 9:12 am

Holy crap that’s a nice backyard! Love the title too! Obviously, 30 Rock. You’ve really nailed the processing on this one, Heath! Love it!

Chris Stern - March 8, 2011 - 10:15 am

Looks like a lot of your friends want to join you at this spot. I love the composition.

Steve Beal - March 8, 2011 - 11:47 am

Beautiful shot…. duh, winning! 🙂

Chris Wray - March 8, 2011 - 11:59 am

Very tranquil. I can feel the warm sun and comfort of those cool Adirondack chairs. Nice framing and processing, Heath.

murphyz - March 8, 2011 - 4:26 pm

I’ll join Chris and Heather just sitting in those chairs, chilling out with a drink in my hand watching others golf and such. Gorgeous shot, a very warm and inviting scene.

Heath O'Fee - March 8, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Thanks so much for the positive response on this one, guys! All of you who mentioned 30 Rock are obviously correct…man, I LOVE that show! Next time I’m down there, I’ll have a drink for you all 🙂

Kamel Perez - March 8, 2011 - 7:59 pm

Wow! What a great looking shot. I want to go to there as well. 🙂

Bob Lussier - March 8, 2011 - 8:11 pm

This is screaming SUMMER! Great stuff!