Weinberg in Flammen

Weinberg in Flammen

At the end of january, Britzinger Wein had its yearly fest which is basically called Vineyard in Flames. While there was no wholesale burning of the vineyards the path that everyone walked was lit by gigantic burning log torches. Everyone carried hand torches called fackel which burn really well but somehow don't drip flame everywhere. As a result, many children carry the flaming sticks from the starting point, the winery itself, through the village and up the road through the vineyards to the top of a hill. It was a little cold out but the bonfires were great, if a little smokey, for warming up to and there was food, hot wine and music to keep everyone fed and entertained for the evening.

It made for some really cool people watching and the view from the hillside overlooking the fields and the village below was fantastic. I ended up smelling like a campfire but I wasn't alone in that - there was no way to escape it. It did nothing to help my cold but it was certainly worth it.

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Camera: NIKON D90
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Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 30 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-01-29 19:04:54
Posted: 2011-02-07 | 10:12





Weinberg in Flammen

Weinberg in Flammen

At the end of january, Britzinger Wein had its yearly fest which is basically called Vineyard in Flames. While there was no wholesale burning of the vineyards the path that everyone walked was lit by gigantic burning log torches. Everyone carried hand torches called fackel which burn really well but somehow don't drip flame everywhere. As a result, many children carry the flaming sticks from the starting point, the winery itself, through the village and up the road through the vineyards to the top of a hill. It was a little cold out but the bonfires were great, if a little smokey, for warming up to and there was food, hot wine and music to keep everyone fed and entertained for the evening.

It made for some really cool people watching and the view from the hillside overlooking the fields and the village below was fantastic. I ended up smelling like a campfire but I wasn't alone in that - there was no way to escape it. It did nothing to help my cold but it was certainly worth it.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 30 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-01-29 19:04:54
Posted: 2011-02-07 | 10:12


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