This could be the title of one of my new music tracks (I'm working on), and this first picture (above) could be the perfect cover for this track...
But no, not just yet...
For now, these ripples are pieces of history, the sign of a time that has been and has passed, the result of an artisanal craft that is no longer in favour but still has its adepts and defenders: hand-blown glass.
Yes, these are the ripples on the external surface of an old and extremely rare bottle of wine: Château Lafite Rothschild 1959 (again), but, "Jeroboam" this time (5L). An old lady (as I like to call these old and rare bottles of wine) in need of TLC. Probably one of the last remaining specimen of her kind.
These ripples were created by the defaults, bubbles and asperities resulting from the hand-blown glass process, giving the surface of this particular bottle a certain roughness and unevenness, taking a liquid appearance when on a certain angle under the light.
Mesmerizing, isn't it?
Personally, I could look at these ripples for a long while and not get tired of their sight.
I love taking care of these old and rare ladies. I always feel humbled and privileged in their presence. They are rare gems and treasures to be protected and preserved, and it is my role and duty to do so. Very lucky to be able to work and have access to such great bottles on a daily basis. Real pieces of history.
A few days ago was that time of the month again, my visit to the private cellar full of rare and fine old ladies. Coming in all shapes and sizes, like this sleeping beauty, a Jeroboam of Lafite 1959 with its original label and capsule, good level and plenty of stories to tell just by looking at its ripples.
Stay safe and take good care of yourself, family and friends, and give each other some love, 'cause that's all we got!
LeDomduVin (aka Dominique Noel)
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PS: If interested to listen to my music, you can find some of my music tracks under my other alias "Domelgabor" on YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music and most of the top music platforms under "Domelgabor" or "Domelgabor Topic" (and even on Instagram and Facebook at @domelgabor and @domelgabor_music)
Also, some people asked me why I use this filter/color for most of my wine pictures. To answer I will say that I use this filter/color as:
- It makes the picture look nicer and smoother,
- It also enhances the light and harmonizes the colors, (which can be dull or dark and/or yellow when shooting in a cellar).
- This particular filter/color is also my personalized touch and it gives a sepia-like vintage aspect that I love.
- And, to a certain extent, it also protects my pictures from anyone who might intend to use them or do copies, and from counterfeiters to use them as references for the bottle and label colors and fonts and other details.
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