Cork Photo Shoot

My friend Trisha has a wonderful tradition.   When she shares a bottle of wine with someone special, she and that other person (or people) sign the cork and date it.   Over the years, she’s accumulated a plethora of corks and signatures that I thought would be fun to photograph.   The photo above is one of many I captured over lunch today.

I learned of this tradition a couple of years ago when I first visited her home.  This inspired me to start my own collection.  Looking through all the names and dates is kind of like looking through a photo album.  I can remember exactly what I was doing and how I felt at the time.   There are only two corks which aren’t included in the general population, and those are the ones I brought back with me from Midleton, Ireland (in County Cork, ha!).



12 comments on “Cork Photo Shoot”
  1. What a great photograph. I love all the details I can see in the corks, not to mention what a great tradition your friend has. I think I might just adopt the tradition as well.

    1. You know, Maria – this is one of the few traditions I’ve been consistent with over the past couple of years. It really is fun looking back at some of the old corks. You should definitely start your own!

  2. Emily Gooch says:

    Very nice shot. And what a great concept for capturing memories… too bad I don’t drink wine.

    1. What? No wine? Hmmm…Well, at least you appreciate good coffee. 🙂

  3. Love this one- looks like it’s straight out of a wine magazine! Also, I had breakfast at Harris Ave Cafe the other day and saw your photos. They look great framed!

    1. Thanks, Mariah! It’s kind of surreal to see my stuff up on the walls. Maybe I should bring the cork photos around to the wineries and see if they’ll hang them up…

  4. nigel says:

    That’s a lot of wine 🙂 I like the way that you’ve got the lovely backdrop with this huge glass (vase??) of corks in the front. Very nice.

    1. Oh, we love our vino, Nigel! Of course, this was years of collecting…

      We had to wait a while to get the outdoors backdrop. It seems like it’s been raining for a month here.

  5. Cipher says:

    That shot is a real corker! (I made a funny) Tap tap tap… is this thing on? Very nice shot. I have been trying to get a shot similar to this but have not been able to get depth of field where I want it. Well done.

    1. Haha. Thank you! I’ve been thinking about this one for a while. Do you collect corks too?

  6. Like this. There is a slight reflection off the glass, but the corks are still very sharp.

    Any South African wines there?

    1. You know, Lisa, I’m not sure if Trisha had any South African wines. I know I’ve tried a few and have some corks hidden in my own collection. I hear you have some great wineries! Maybe I’ll have to visit a few when I’m there. The list of things to do keeps growing…

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