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The green hills of a California cattle ranch

A cattle ranch near Cambria on California's Central Coast after recent rains. 

The green hills were just begging to be photographed. It was really just a matter of finding a good spot off the road -- and without telephone poles in the way. 

It took a while, but we found this spot. I knew I wanted the big view of a couple of hills intersecting, perhaps with some cows and a blue sky set against the green grass. The barn atop the hill was the bonus. 

This is exactly the kind of photo I strive for: little humanity versus big landscapes. 

The photo was taken with my Nikon D5100 and the Nikon DX 35mm 1.8 lens -- an obvious choice for such a task.

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