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Chad Surmick - Directory of Photography

Directory of Photography at The Press Democrat

Email: chad.surmick@pressdemocrat.com
Phone: (707) 521-5485

PHOTO ESSAY: VINTAGE HISTORY: VIEWS INTO THE PAST

They arrive in boxes, albums and frames, a little ragged and faded. Each spring, bits of Wine Country history migrate to museums and libraries as longtime wineries and family members clean out dusty attics and musty bureau drawers.

For mom-and-pop operations in Sonoma County, harvest time is done the old-fashioned way, with early days and hard labor

Two hours into picking sauvignon blanc grapes, 11-year-old Sarah's hands are numb. Her mom, Gail Judge, is a row over and well ahead, seemingly at one with the clippers.

Unexpected results

Artist Joe Szuecs also recycles materials into his stylish bird boxes with a creative re-use of everyday materials that is playful and thoroughly unexpected.

Floating museum

Dozens of other military vessels sit idly in the water, some museums in waiting, others on reserve status in case the Navy needs them.

CREATIVE CAM PING Unless you're a die-hard backpacker, camping should be a time to have fun with food

Are you one of those ambitious backpackers who can't rest until you've covered serious miles? Say, the 211-mile John Muir Trail or the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail?

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