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Palouse in Flim

Palouse in Flim
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-16
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Pentax K1000, Pentax 28mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-19 7:08
Viewed: 4195
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image is approximately 1 mile into the Palouse. It is at the very start of the northern end of what becomes thousands of square miles of grasses and farms with snake winding roads disappearing into the high buttes and valleys, watersheds and haven for hundreds of coyote.

A week or two ago I went back into film work. This due to the gift of a Pentax K1000 by Ron Warner (tuslaw). I purchased a sigma 28mm lens and all of a sudden I was sent back in time to the days of newspaper work. As if magic, the controls were easy..I knew them after working with Asahi Pentax for 3 decades. And yes! There is a difference between digital and film. In film there are no pixels...of course in order to get this on the net, I had the images sent in 5x7 and scanned them, so in the end they are digital, however the quality of a good film lens with a true 28mm (*digital use 28mm but there is a conversion because of the sensor).

Prosser Butte is pictured:
A butte is an isolated hill with steep, often vertical sides and a small flat top, smaller than mesas, plateaus, and tables. In some regions the word is simply used for any hill. Buttes are prevalent in the western United States. The word "butte" comes from a French word meaning "small hill"; its use is prevalent in the western United States except the southwest, where "mesa" is used instead.

Minimalist genre
Pentax K1000
Sigma 28mm
Scanned from 5x7 print

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-19 7:38]

hello Bob,
Almost abstract, just two parts ,earth and sky. I like this kind of nude picture.
You are looking for a latin word: I think it is "requiescat" used in the formula RIP, "requiescat in pace". I had 7 years of latin at high-school :-(
Best regards

hello bob,
this one looks really beautiful, the colors look pleasing and the composition is very nice, the dry grass and the blus sky makes great combo,
tfs & regards

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-19 9:59]

Hi Bob!

Little advice - talk to Microsoft and they'll buy this image for a wallpaper in next Windows 2007 :-) I like this kind of ascetic images. Simply composition and only two dominant colour. Good work!

Hello Bob,

This is the sort of scene which makes you wonder where the sky ends! It is beautiful in its simplicity!
How easy it is to draw attention to something if that is your desire! The eyes cannot stay away from that darker patch on the hillside to the right!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
pl :-)

Good color and technical quality.

I like minimalist imagery like this. I would be tempted to clone out that tiny bit of dark hills that distracts slightly from the overall minimalist effect.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-19 10:30]

Hi Bob,

So we have to give partial credit to Ron for this beautiful scene! Simplicity at its best. Not only are the colors sensational but the details of the dried grass are wonderful. I'd love to see more like this.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-19 10:39]

Hi Bob. This is like fine art. Just the two main colours on a canvas . But i can see movement and life. Great colours in the deep blue sky. well done TFS.

Have a good weekend ..

hello Bob

nice landscape shot of the Palouse, with fine POV and DOF,
excellent sharpness and details, i love the contrast between
the sky's cold colour tones and the ground's warm colour tones,



Namastay Bob,
A beautiful capture of this beautiful open grassland. Lovely composition and I am happy that you are still using the film cameras. Many thanks for sharing this.


Hello Bob.
A picture clear and marvellous!
Perfect chromatism and luminosity.
Image of spectacular profundity also.
Well done!
Josť Roberto

Hello Bob

A wonderful landscape shot.The colours are vivid and well saturated.
I can imagine a gentle breeze rolling along the expanse of grasses.
You have chosen a very good POV.
Nicely done.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-19 19:41]

Impressive shot Bob! Minimalist but very effective, bravo mon ami!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-19 22:04]

The Colours of Palouse
Only two of them: Blue and sandy. . .
The dry grasses and the blue sky - very picturesque, Bob

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-09-20 6:51]

Hi Bob,
Simple yet so beautiful and telling of the vastness of the Palouse. Simple yes, gorgeous for sure.

Hello Bob. I am still looking around for a landscape as simple and yet so contrasting as this one. I like the color saturation of this scanned image from film. Excellent composition and good notes of the nostalgic K1000 which I once owned in the 80s. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-09-21 18:42]

Hey Bob,
Nice to see the camera back to work again. One thing for sure, it was never pointed at a sky as blue and cloud free as this one. You know better then anyone at the amount of cloud cover we seem to get around here because of the lake affect.
I'm looking forward to seeing some more of your beautiful scenery from the western coast. This one is a dandy!! TFS.

Hi Bob,

There is a good contrast between the blue of the sky and the golden color of the field. The point of view leads our eyes to infinity. the image is clear and sharp. The scenery is giving a sensation of serenity. Have a nice day.


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