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Anatomy of a photo #42: Finding the invisible sheep


Out here where I live lambs are born in December or early January. This means that if you head out with your camera in February and March you can get photographs of playful, joyful lbs gamboling through the fields and … Continue reading

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Ardenwood Historic Park: A tour in photos


Ardenwood Historic Park is a family oriented, interactive park. It is part history, part petting zoo. It is educational and hands on… and oddly enough it is rather suburban. Nestled into the outskirts of Fremont, it is a mix of … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #56: Portrait of an old cowboy


This is Donald “Red” Rightsell. He was raised in the once small town of Patterson, California. He started roping in rodeos and jackpots when he was 18, and hasn’t stopped in over 65 years. At the young age of 70 … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #48: Cattle chute at sunset


Sometimes you see a sky that just begs to have its picture taken, but there are already so many images of pretty skies that you almost have to ask yourself if it’s worth it to put yet another one out … Continue reading

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The Tomales Racing Sheep: Anatomy of a photo #32


I was driving through the coastal countryside of northern California one drear grey day, when I saw something that added a little color to my day. I came across the Tomales Racing Sheep during a practice session. They were running … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #20: Portrait of a sheep


I was originally taking pictures of the sheep that are blurred out in the background, when this wooly lawn mower came munching by. I quickly changed my focus, realizing that this nearby sheep would also make a nice image, especially … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #8: Morning calf and fence


This is not one of the technically best images, as there are highlights in the calves face that are blown out (detail is lost in the white, because it is a little overexposed). Also, the calves face is more centered … Continue reading

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Lambs of Tomales


I live in ranch country. Most every hill is dotted with cows or sheep (and the occasional goat.) In the winter, usually around mid-December, lambs are born. This often continues into January, and over the months the lambs get older, … Continue reading

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