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Babydolls beating the heat

Along our usual neighborhood walk there’s is a smallish yard (maybe 1/2 acre) that has goats, an alpaca and some Babydoll Southdown sheep. Though the wooliness gives the babydolls an interesting look, the mature sheep here are overly wooly and will no doubt be shorn soon.

Babydoll Southdown sheep hanging out in the shade

Because of the hotspot in the unshaded area, I tweaked the contrast and “structure” of the image to pull detail out of the highlights. The result was an HDR look.

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 99mm. 1/125 second at f/8, ISO 100.

Canon 5DM3 staying cool with the sheep.

Warm winter sheep and pigs

After a lazy holiday week off, I was back on the commute roads today looking for photo opportunities. I had already stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge and taken some shots, but it was so nice out I decided to get off the freeway and take a backroad for the last leg home. I’m glad I did because I had a lot of fun watching these sheep and pigs enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.

I took this shot first. That the sun had already dropped behind the hills gave the scene a dusky look.

Sheep and lambs in pasture

A few miles closer to home, the sun was still providing a nice backlight on the pigs.

Pigs rooting in a field

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Sheep image: lens at 85mm, 1/30 second at f/7.1, ISO 100.
Pig image: lens at 17mm, 1/40 second at f/5.6, ISO 100.

Canon T2i back on the road.