Friday, February 27, 2015

Paso Robles Rural Sunsets on Oak Lane and South River Road

Photos Before and After Sunset on Oak Lane

I love rural sunsets, and I'm blessed to see a lot of beautiful ones where I live. I left on my walk today in the late afternoon while the sun was still bright, but almost to the horizon. I went back to Oak Lane, that rural area where I photographed the Pig-Up Close and Personal and The Bird on a Bridge from a Bridge. The pig came to say hello, and every dog on the street barked at me. The geese I saw also came to talk to me, although one hissed at me. But it was the sunsets I was waiting to get.


Paso Robles Rural Sunsets on Oak Lane and South River Road
Steeple and Weather Vane in Sunset, © B. Radisavljevic


Of course, I had to do something while waiting for the sun to set, so I did take some photos of the animals. The dogs were all very protective of their properties. Some sounded ferocious while wagging their tails, sending mixed messages. But this one took guarding the property very seriously and seemed to be an excellent watchdog. I think any burglar would think twice about trying to get over this fence.



Paso Robles Rural Sunsets on Oak Lane and South River Road
Guard Dog on Duty,  © B. Radisavljevic



I loved watching the geese on one small farm. I even made videos of them, but haven't had time to process them yet. Geese are funny. These seemed curious enough to investigate me, but they reminded me of prim dowagers gossiping and hissing their disapproval of my observing them. What do you think?


Paso Robles Rural Sunsets on Oak Lane and South River Road


The Sunsets


Eventually the sun started to set. This is the photo the top picture was cropped from.

Paso Robles Rural Sunsets on Oak Lane and South River Road
Complete Version of Sunset Photo at Top,  © B. Radisavljevic

I took this photo on the way back to my car. I wanted to capture the sunset behind this statue at the beginning of the Charolais River Trail that leads to Larry Moore Park and the Salinas River.

Paso Robles Rural Sunsets on Oak Lane and South River Road
Sculpture at Beginning of the Charolais River Trail, © B. Radisavljevic

This last photo, just the right size to pin was taken over the fence and captures a new phase of the disappearing sun with different colors.

Paso Robles Rural Sunsets on Oak Lane and South River Road

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