I have been shooting this property for years. It’s in the heart of the Palouse. A very friendly man lives by himself in the house and takes great pride in this barn. In the barn are a number of old cars and hot rods. When we stop by to take photographs he usually sees us and comes out to welcome us on his property. He is constantly shifting the cars in the yard around. He must think like a photographer as he always has them arranged as if he was taking photos of them. You’ll find other variations of this location throughout this blog.
As I have stated in previous posts, the Palouse offers many surprises. This image was made at a place I have been going to for years. It is known as Shadow Valley Motors and is a collection of old trucks, an old Texaco gas station and more. These are arranged by a fellow that does this as a hobby. Funny thing is he doesn’t have an iPhone, computer or even an email address and he says he never thought the place would be a must see for photographers on tours in the Palouse. I have given him a pile of images I have made at his property over the years. He’s a cool guy and has even more things he’ll be adding. I plan to go back to the Palouse in the spring. This summer’s harvest and my last visit wasn’t the best for pictures. They have been suffering a terribly hot and dry summer which made them have to harvest the wheat a month early.
The Palouse offers up a lot of things. While photographing there last week we came across this barn. As we were shooting the owners of the barn came out and were real interested in what we were doing. They went to great lengths to get this old car out of the barn and place it where we could take a picture of it with the barn as a background. I did this image with my iPhone.