Palouse Glow

The glow of late afternoon and long shadows provides for dramtic light of the Palouse region of Washington. (Philip A. Knouf)

The glow of late afternoon and long shadows provides for dramtic light of the Palouse region of Washington. (Philip A. Knouf)

The Palouse hills and fields glows in this image taken just before sunset.  I was here attending a workshop for four days in early June of 2012.  While we had some wild wet weather we also enjoyed some lovely light to photograph this beautiful region of rolling hills of glacial silt know as loess soil.  This image was made from Steptoe Butte, a 400 million year old quartzite butte protruding from the 15 million year old Columbia River basalts of the surrounding area.  It is rather a daunting task at this location to decide just which way to point the lens.  There are limitless opportunities for creative expression in all directions.

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2 Responses to “Palouse Glow”

  1. john at midway says:

    This time the pic came out. My assumption (how silly) was that there was going to be a collection of the area. The enlarged pic and all are wonderful. I am going to show my mom. Take care and thanks.

    • Phil says:

      John, thank you for your kind words! Yes, currently I do not have any collections of my images. That is a direction I will be going quite soon. I will let you know when I get there. For now just enjoy some ‘eye candy.’

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