Welcome to Tom's Pages - Here you might find photos and thoughts from weekend explorations
of California and Central Coast backroads - with a few furry felines added in just for the fluff.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Black & White, or Color

Detail, to the photographic eye, looks good in either black and white or color.



Monday, February 1, 2016

Templeton Sunsets, Round 2

These photos from the weekend are from west of Templeton off Las Tablas Road.  The sunset was limited to only a little section of the sky, but it lit up the vineyards and grasses quite well.



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Templeton Sunsets, Round 1

The recent storms provided some great sunset, and the sky provided a tremendous contrast to the new greening grasses.  Here are a few photo from just east of Templeton.



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Irresistibly Cute Kittens

These little kittens were found at the dump - Chicago Grade Landfill in Templeton. They were 2 weeks old, and were rescued by the fine workers up there from under a pile of trash. They were cared for by the staff at North County Humane in Atascadero, and were all adopted yesterday - within minutes of arriving at the shelter.

From left to right - Dancer, Donner and Diva

Friday, January 22, 2016

More of the Tractor

Here is the same tractor image as the previous post, with a little bit more processing.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

More Rusty Farm Equpment

I drove out Santa Rita Creek road in Templeton to check the stream levels and look for waterfall and flowing water photos.  The water color was ugly - not clear or even brown, but almost yellow.  So I didn't take any creek photos.

The hills are greening up nicely and provided a good contrast with this farm tractor.

Pentax K-5, 16 to 50 mm lens, f14, ISO 400, 3 bracket photos, Photomatix Pro