Happy Cows Enjoy the Epic Sunset In Ramona, California
Timelapse of cows roaming around a pasture at Ramona Grasslands Preserve and enjoying southern California's epic sunset on November 1, 2018.
The tallest peak in the background is Mount Woodson. For this timelapse, I shot at 75mm and got really close to the cows. Unlike my other recent timelapses here, in this one you can clearly see the cows. I shot 767 frames with a Canon 6D and Canon EF 75-300mm lens in aperture priority at f/10 ISO 400 75mm. Shutter speeds ranged from 1/20 sec to 1.6 sec.
Ramona Grasslands County Preserve sits in the Santa Maria Valley between scenic coastal mesas and the rocky outcrops of the peninsula mountain ranges. Hikers, cyclists and equestrians alike can explore this 3,521-acre preserve, however, not all acreage is open to the public; some land is closed to protect sensitive resources along with the natural beauty of the area. Visit on your own or attend a docent-led interpretive excursions – both lead to open breathtaking panoramic views.
Private cattle are permitted to graze on the land as it is beneficial to several high priority species utilizing the loamy grasslands, e.g., Stephens’ kangaroo rat (SKR) and raptors. Grazing helps reduce wildfire dangers as well.