Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm on a Billboard

So I'm not on one personally, but a photo of mine is.

Take a look...

Napa Valley Ag Preserve Billboard - Photo by Jason Tinacci

The billboard on St. Helena Highway in the heart of Napa Valley celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve, the first ag preserve in the United States.

"In 1968, Napa Valley vintners and others in the community had the forethought to preserve open space and prevent future over-development by enacting the nation's first Agriculture Preserve. Since its adoption, not one acre of land has been removed from the preserve. This land-zoning ordinance established agriculture and open space as the "best use" for the land in the "fertile valley and foothill areas of Napa County." Initially the ordinance protected 23,000 acres of agricultural land stretching from Napa in the south to Calistoga. Today, more than 30,000 acres are contained within the Preserve."

Learn more about the ag preserve at

About the original photo
Jason Tinacci's photo on Napa Valley billboard

The photo was taken on a cool winter morning in February 2007. The sun rising over the Vaca Mountain Range on Napa Valley's east side was beautifully diffused by the morning mist. No PhotoShop trickery was used on the original image.

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