In mid July the Olympia Camera Club went on a weekend field trip to the Palouse region of Washington state. Fellow member, Jack Lien, of Four Seasons Photo Tours, had offered to lead the group around to some of his favorite areas for shooting the rolling wheat fields, old barns and some old trucks.
Some members stayed at the Best Western hotel in Colfax, while about 6 people opted to camp at either Jack’s farm or at the fairgrounds.
Jack took us to some great locations for landscapes, but the highlight of the trip for many was the lesson on night shooting when we went out to shoot an old grain elevator, some trees, and the night sky after dark.
I’ve been to the Palouse before in June and everything was very green. The Palouse in July is a little more golden, but there is still plenty of green and lots of interesting contrast in the rolling hills.
Here is a sampling of what I shot that day. For the complete gallery, click here.