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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.

Pigs in summer

Commuting sucks. Sometimes an alternate route might take a little longer, but it’ll be so much more pleasant. Today was one of those days. I was almost home when I ran into very sluggish highway traffic. Fortunately, it happened just before my last possible detour so I quickly got out of the jam. Halfway along the way, I turned up the road that goes towards my house and saw that the pigs are back–I say “back” because they had been moved away from the road after the last time I took photos of them. Of course, I had to stop.

Pigs in summer

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/160 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i detouring for the pigs.