One of the things that make the Palouse so special are the surprises it offers up. I am in the Palouse all week leading Rockhopper workshop. We will be visiting many places and shooting the wheat harvest. However we will also be visiting abandoned homes and cars that are dotted all over the Palouse. It’s great fun. This image is an old house I found and then worked in post processing. I did a single image tone map then using silver effects pro did a fun BW toned conversion. Shot with a Fuji XT1.
I am in the Palouse for a week. I’ll be running a workshop here for photographers using Phase One cameras. The Palouse is located in southeastern Washington state. It can be compared to the Tuscany of America. rolling hills with wheat and neat little farms, and all sort of surprises. I have been coming here for years and always leave with some beautiful images. This image embodies the Palouse, golden fields, windmills and lonely trees. Look for more to come.
I am heading out early tomorrow to lead a workshop in the Palouse. This is one of my favorite areas in the country to photography. Kind of like the Tuscany of America. Rolling hills and big skies. Our workshop will be shooting at harvest time. This is the time all the fields have turned from green to gold. And , the farmers with their combines start to cut down the wheat. This means everyday will be different. There are new patterns and things to shoot all the time. This image was made a few years ago but to me is what the Palouse is all about. Simple and beautiful landscapes.
Since I am in America and have internet we will continue to post articles and images directly from the workshop.
One of the areas of this country I really love is the Palouse in SE Washington State. This an area of rolling hills and farmland with some of the richest soil anywhere. The late spring and early fall are the ideal times to visit this area. This sit just show how a simple picture can be so elegant.
This is a fantastic time to visit the Palouse in Washington. It’s harvest time and this makes the landscape very dynamic as the farmers harvest endless fields of wheat. You can spend all day exploring and shooting in the Palouse. This image was made after chartering a plane and flying for an hour and shooting the fields from a different perspective. I’ll be running a Lula/PODAS workshop in the Palouse next August. Stay tuned for details.
Boy, I am having a run on the Palouse. Maybe it is just because I love this region so much. Also, I am prepping the launch of a workshop in the Palouse next August. This is a great example of just how simple of a landscape the Palouse is and why simple works so well.. Shot with a Phase One IQ180.
The Palouse region, in Southeast Washington is all rolling hills and manicured fields. But a little ways way is an area of flat lands where this image was made. I ike the look of the trees and fields as well as the sky. It just works.
I am in Tuscany now and before I start posting what I am sure will be a ton of great Tuscany images, I wanted to share an image from what I consider to be America’s Tuscany, the Palouse. This was made on one of those morning at sunrise with storms rolling in. The scene changed every few minutes and I feel this image has just so much going on in it.
I work for a great company Phase One and we make the best cameras and software in the world. Recently we released a new version of our RAW image processor Capture On 7. This new software is so good ( and I am not kidding) that I am going back and re-working some of the tougher images I have. And, C1 7 is kicking ass with these images. Here is one taken in the Palouse last year with an Iq180. I have another from the same morning I’ll post tomorrow. I can see a long winter ahead re-working many images. That is also equal to a lot of wine drinking.
Who says you can’t have fun with your images. This is a shot that was nice in cold. The red barn stood out though. So, why not make it stand out more. I masked the barn and desaturated the background. Now it is a bit different, but never the less fun.
Sometimes it is best I don’t write a lot but just let you enjoy what simple good composition can do to make a nice image. Shot in the Palouse area of Washington state. Same place as the truck image from the previous post.
One of my favorites spots in the US to shoot is an area called the Palouse. It’s Located in SE Washington and consists for rolling farmland. Yeah, I know farm land, sure how can that be so great? The area is surreal, beautiful old barns, immense skies and all sorts of surprises. The season in late May to early June is planting time. This si where the fields are being plowed and planted. The landscape if dynamic. Then in late August the harvest takes place and it even more dramatic. You can use the cloud tags below and click on Palouse to see more images. This shot is of an old truck found in a barn there. Abandoned near as I can tell in the late 1940’s. Pristine condition, no vandalism and just waiting to be photographed. From the ton of images I did there this one kind of tells the overall story.