Misty Tartaglia, San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau
Jon and Lindy Pedotti were cleaning out their barn in preparation for their daughter's wedding celebration when their friend Misty Tartaglia, a full-time registered nurse and part-time shutterbug, caught sight of hay harvesting equipment through the barn door. "I thought it was so neat how the sun was shining through the slats in the walls," she said. The barn, now in use on San Simeon Creek Ranch, was built in 1913.
Mary Wells, Colusa County Farm Bureau
Mary Wells and her husband, Chuck, live in the small Northern California community of Sites. The couple grows rice and almonds, and their daughter and son-in-law raise beef cattle. The farm's location in the foothills created a dramatic backdrop for a recently baled field of hay. "I looked out the kitchen window one evening and thought the colors were incredible," Wells said. She jogged down the lane and captured photos of the field through a fence.