The Palouse (Eastern Washington)

Photography in the fertile eastern-Washington wheat-growing region called “The Palouse” is all about barns, windmills, grain elevators, and the machinery and infrastructure of grain farming. Of particular fascination for us are the geometric patterns and colors of the wheat and canola (rape seed) fields, the fallow fields, recently tilled areas, and the grid of highway, local, and “primitive” (gravel and dirt) roads. The area also has some very interesting geology, including the transition on the west side into the Channeled Scablands.

We've written an article about our first trip to The Palouse, and the photography that might be done there.

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Palouse Falls, Washington, U.S.

The Palouse River drops 200 feet (61m) over Palouse Falls in eastern Washington, U.S.

Wheat fields in The Palouse, Washington, U.S.

The rolling hills of The Palouse in eastern Washington, U.S., on a rainy May morning.


Wheat fields in The Palouse, Washington, U.S.

The rolling hills of The Palouse in eastern Washington, U.S., on a rainy May morning.

Last year's stubble, The Palouse, Washington, U.S.

Wheat field stubble from the previous growing season, rendered in black and white.


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