I just spent about a week and a half in the Palouse Hills of Washington.  If you are a photographer and haven’t been there – ummmmmmm – go!  Hills just don’t roll like that anywhere else.  In June you have the greens, in October, the harvest and the golds.  I haven’t been there in the fall.  You’ll be the first to know when I’m going.  I hope you’ll join me.

I can drive 500 miles in Kansas or Nebraska before lucking upon the perfect barn or silo.  In the Palouse, there’s something every 5 miles or so.  I believe some of  the reasons are that farms are smaller and also that there are so many roads!!  I don’t think I’ll ever get to all the roads!!! No kidding, there must be more than 400 of them!

This time I tried something new (for me).  Yup, I shot barns, tractors and silos (like I could help myself……), but I also tried for a true minimalist approach. Here are 4 of what I think are my more successful attempts.

These are wheat and alfalfa fields.  When they are both present, the two different grasses seem to mix with the hill contours to sometimes confuse the eye.  Is it a shade difference or a shadow?  I really like that.

What do you think?


  1. Melissa Brown on June 21, 2019 at 12:45 am


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