You just never know what you will find in the Palouse of eastern Washington State. A farming landscape of beautiful rolling hills, old towns, abandoned homesteads, lone trees, barns just barely standing, and other relics of a bygone era such as this old Chevrolet truck. Then there is the light…love the light!
Our friends were showing us some of their favorite backroads in the region when we came upon this old beauty. We all had fun making compositions, each adding their own vision to the scene. I wondered about its past, back in its prime, before it became old and tired, as its owner put it to use daily around the farm. I reflected on the days when I was a young kid in Poland helping my uncle on his farm during harvest time. Often, I miss those days, forever gone….
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Old Chevy farm truck, resting in the fields of the Palouse | Washington
The Palouse, the now so world famous part of south-eastern Washington and eastern Idaho, is a treasure-trove of landscapes for the artist. I could spend a month there at once and not get bored…if I could take a month to do it!
Here are a couple from a trip that’s part of our history book. In the first one I was attracted to the character of the tree among the fields. The flowers added a bit of spice and I didn’t even mind the human element of the distant telephone pole.
Lone tree among the Palouse hills | Washington
With the next one, it was all about a simple landscape. I’m also seeing this as an interesting conversion to black and white.
Two lazy clouds floating above the Palouse | Washington
As the day progressed the heavens were becoming more adorned with cumulus clouds. I had a lot of fun with this scene as I watched the rapidly metamorphosing clouds. And I’m quite pleased with the way the “coffee” toning worked on this.
Cumulus clouds dwarfing the Palouse landscape | Washington