I returned to the Palouse in eastern Washington in June of 2013. I had been for the first time in 2012, and returned with my friends Marvin Cooper, BiHoa Caldwell and Barb Ingram. We were joined by Anita Erdmann from Calgary and Jim Zeiner from southern California. Jack Lien was our trip leader, he has lived in the Palouse for many years and knows the area very well. He runs tours in the spring and fall through his company https://fourseasonsphototours.com/Palouse_Photo_Tours.php.
The Palouse is an agricultural region in eastern Washington, north of Pullman and south to Spokane. The smooth rolling hills were formed by windblown soil from retreating glaciers at the end of the ice age. The soil is incredibly fertile, and some of the highest yields of wheat in the country come from this area.
The images from the trip include the hills of course, the best views are from Steptoe Butte at sunrise or sunset. We would also shoot old barns, old cars, crop dusters, and wonderful cloud formations. We did go out at night to "light paint" an old grain elevator, which involves leaving the shutter of the camera open while you sweep the structure with a flashlight. A special bonus that night was that we got to see the Northern Lights! An unusually strong solar flare caused this to occur, you could not see the colors with the naked eye as they were dim, but the camera picked them up. Thanks to Anita for putting us on to this.
It was a great trip, please feel free to comment.