June, 2010

Jun 10

Dogs And Horses In The Palouse

Photograph of  horses and riders and dogs in southeastern WashingtonWorking dogs assist the cowboys rounding up the cattle. The dogs seem completely fulfilled and in their glory as they race ahead and around the cows.

Jun 10

Horses In The Palouse

Photograph of 2 horses and riders in southeastern WashingtonOne of the experiences from shooting in the Palouse was the opportunity to visit a working ranch and meet cowboys and cowgirls going about their business. This moment came at the end of rounding up a herd of cattle and driving them into a pen to be delivered later to a neighbor.

Jun 10

Abandoned House And Clouds

Photograph of an abandoned house in southeastern WashingtonAn abandoned house near Rosalia, Washington. The clouds were so dramatic on this day, it seemed perfect as a black and white image.

Jun 10

Grain Elevator In Washington State

Photograph of a grain elevator in southeastern WashingtonThe Palouse region of Washington has some of the most productive wheat farms in the country. Silos and grain elevators are a common sight. I liked the grasses in the foreground on this shot.

Jun 10

Palouse Falls Chasm

Photograph of Palouse Falls  canyon in southeastern WashingtonThis is a view looking down the canyon from Palouse Falls. The Palouse River is flowing toward the Snake River about 4 miles away. The clouds were very dramatic on this day in mid-May.

Jun 10

Palouse Falls Horizontal View

Photograph of Palouse Falls in southeastern WashingtonA wider view of Palouse Falls showing the weathered basalt columns of the chasm.

Jun 10

Palouse Falls

Photograph of Palouse Falls in southeastern WashingtonPalouse Falls drops nearly 200 feet into a large pool at the base of an amphitheater of eroded basalt. The falls were created by glacial floods during the Pleistocene epoch. The falls lie on the Palouse River about 4 miles from the Snake River in southeastern Washington. They seem all the more dramatic by being surrounded by flatlands that give no clue to their existence.

Jun 10

Barn In The Distance

Photographs of fields in the Palouse region of Washington StateAnother shot from Steptoe Butte. The wind was so fierce at the top of the Butte that I had to anchor the tripod with my camera backpack to hold the tripod still.

Jun 10

View From Steptoe Butte

Photographs of fields in the Palouse region of Washington StateSteptoe Butte is is a peak that rises approximately 1,000 feet above the hills of the Palouse region. It offers wonderful views in every direction of the hills planted in wheat and other crops. The hills and hollows are dramatic when lighted from the side by the rising or setting sun.

Jun 10

The Palouse Region

Photographs of fields in the Palouse region of Washington State
I recently spent several days in eastern Washington, participating in a photography workshop with Scott Bourne and Gary Hamburgh. The area is part of a larger region known as the Palouse, a wheat-growing region characterized by numerous hills, humps and hollows. Crops follow the contours of the hills and create a compelling variety of textures and patterns for the photographer.