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NE Edge of the Palouse

NE Edge of the Palouse
Photo Information
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: 2008-09-10
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon HG 10 HD Video
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-29 6:34
Viewed: 2974
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Located just south of Spokane, in Washington state, The Palouse is an area of some 3,000 square miles.

It is somewhat reminiscent of Tuscany, in Italy
The peculiar and picturesque silt dunes which characterize the Palouse Prairie were formed during the ice ages . Blown in from the glacial plains to the west and south, the Palouse hills consist of more or less random humps and hollows. The steepest slopes, which reach 50% slope, face the northeast. The highly productive loess ranges from 5 to 130 cm deep. Large areas of level land are rare.

This image was taken on the Extreme NW section of the Palouse, overlooking grasslands which make up one of the last hills (steppes) and down into the Spokane Valley. Beyond there are the mountains of Idaho which are the foothills of the Rockies only 75 lies further east.

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Hi Bob,

I like the different layers of the image. The grassland fading out to them thar hills in the background. Some of the place names you mentioned brought thoughts of some of the old western writers,,,, Zane Grey etc. Just need a horse and saddle...


I love the purple and orange colors here but more than that, it is the presence and depth of the photo that is so well done.

TFS Bob... have a great one... :)


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-29 9:30]

hi bob,
if not for the notes i wouldn't have appreciated the image, its importance and its significance. tell me, what are those in the foreground (plants), with bit lower viewpoint was it possible to show them against the background. tfs.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-29 14:02]

Hi Bob,

There is such a variety of beauty in the USA. Amazing how the colors differ from area to area. These are not the colors we see in Arizona, and certainly not in the Northeast. There is such depth to this shot - we can look down to the pine trees and up to the mountains and sky. Beautiful landscape.


Superb shot, Bob!The hazy BG so adds to the sharp, golden FG...
What an awesome composition!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-30 4:20]

Perfect shot and a superb subject. Lovely landscape. Good use of light. Ganesh

This looks a lot like some of the "rolling" lands we enjoy here in Alberta. You have "captured" so many different colours, all in one frame.
Mario with warm greetings.

Hello Bob

A lovely vista ,with wonderful colours.
The golden brown against the blue sky is beautiful.
Nicely composed from an excellent POV,the way the land slopes away looks great.
One could ponder quite a bit up there.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-01 6:32]

Hello Bob,
Nice colors and textures obtained here Bob, from the weeds in the foreground to the hazy sky in the background. My personal favorite is the stubble, must be from my days in the country. I can almost smell fall here Bob.

hello Bob

wonderful landscape shot of the Palouse,
with fine POV and DOF, excellent sharpness and details
of the foreground, and also excellent contrast between
the foreground's warm colour tones and background's cold colour tones,



Hi Bob,

The curve line of the golden field is an asset to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the mountains in the background. The bushes in the foreground are framing well the subject. The nlight is ehancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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