Rosie Barnett, San Diego County Farm Bureau
Rosie Barnett loves to capture all aspects of the winemaking process, and last fall she found herself at a special event at the Escondido Wine and Culinary Campus. "The event was called ‘We Have a Crush on You' and offered a unique opportunity for the community to try grape crushing the old-fashioned way—with your feet," Barnett said. She took nearly 100 photos that evening, but this shot caught her eye, with barrel walls serving as a backdrop for the grapes.
Joe Valente, San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
The Valente family doesn't shy away from a little competition. Each year Joe and his wife, Claudia, along with their daughter and son-in-law, gather their best photos and engage in good-natured banter about who will come out on top of the California Farm Bureau Photo Contest. His striking shot of a chestnut, taken in September near Linden, made the grade this year. "I carry a camera around with me everywhere," said Valente, who grows cherries and grapes.