Jon and I drove to Healdsburg to celebrate an anniversary and get out of the city for a few days. Truth be told, the real destination was dinner at Cyrus (see my Cyrus gallery for photos of all the reasons why), but Michelin meals or not, I love Sonoma county and its towns sprinkled throughout the wine country. Healdsburg isn't very big—and there might be more wine tasting rooms than there are actual restaurants (not that that's a bad thing). What it lacks in size though it makes up in pure charm. Apart from dinner at Cyrus, we spent time walking around the city, tried a few tasty wines at nearby tasting rooms (I might have joined a wine club), and relaxed at the beautiful Hotel Healdsburg.
I, of course, had my D300s with me. For walking around town and not wanting to carry more than just a single lens I chose my 17-55 f/2.8. All but the wide angle in the hotel room in this gallery were taken with the 17-55. Generally I set my camera to aperture priority at f/2.8 and Auto ISO to keep the shutter speed up. I had a tripod which didn't leave the hotel room. A number of these shots would've been better with it, but the weekend was less about picture making and more about just enjoying the time away.