I headed back to where the sheep were and parked at a nearby business. I carried my equipment, including my assembled Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod with Arca ball head, Canon 20D camera body and lenses, over to the field to take photos. I spent about an hour and a half photographing the sheep. At first, they were a bit skittish and ran down the field away from me, especially when another group of people approached from the other side, but after a while they realized that I wasn't coming in past the electrified fence and spread back down the field. While they kept a little distance, they were close enough to get some good photographs. The curious lambs were very cute. Unfortunately, I accidentally changed the settings on my camera and ended up underexposing many of the shots I took, but I still managed to get a few that I like.
I particularly like the photo with the herd in the foreground and the radar and microwave dishes in the background. It provides a great contrast between the old agricultural life and new technology. I'm glad that the fields are still safe enough that the sheep can be let out to pasture so close to the industrial site. Although Agricultural businesses continue to be pushed out of Chandler, the "High Tech Oasis in the Silicon Desert," by development, there are still rural aspects that can be found in our community that provide welcome respite.