I’m finally back in Seattle. Joel and I had a wonderful time at The Palouse. The weather was mostly pleasant, punctuated by occasions of freezing winds. We spent hours driving the back roads of this beautifully sculpted landscape, looking for dilapidated barns and abandoned farm machinery. Be sure to have 4 wheel drive, especially for the primitive roads after rainfall. Steptoe Butte offers a great vantage point for dawn and dusk photography. I found the best views were possible by driving about 1/2 way up the butte. At the very top, the breadth of the landscape is stunning, but the hills begin to lose some of their definition, as though one were looking down on them from an airplane. As I mentioned in a previous blog, the fields are probably 2 weeks from peak spring color. Schedule willing, I’ll be returning to capture more of that breath-taking beauty. Below are my favorite images from the trip. I hope you enjoy ‘em! If you want to see additional photos and read more about the trip, please see my previous four blogs.