A Smokey Week In The Palouse
If you have been a regular reader over the years, you surely know that one of my favorites places in America to photograph landscapes is the Palouse. This is an area located in southeast Washington state that can be best described because of its gently rolling hills as the Tuscany of America.
The region offers incredible, unlike any other area I know of. There are no overlooks or pullovers for that perfect photo. The landscape is dynamic, and you need to chase the light and find the shot that works for you.
Over the years I explored every paved and dirt road there is, and on every trip, I still find new places that offer up a unique image.
This past August we did a small workshop there and Michael Durr, our videographer came along and documented the adventure. His video indeed shows just how special the Palouse is. I have also included the video he made from our June trip.
Video From The Harvest Workshop
This year we had to photograph under very tough conditions. Due to so many forest fires around the country the region was shrouded in a thick haze with the smell of fire. It was so bad that your eyes were irritated by the end of the day. This limited visibility as well as making shooting sunrises and sunsets almost impossible. So, when facing challenges like this you push through them and make the best of the moments, and we did just that on this trip.
Video From The June Spring Workshop
Some More Images
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