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Rolling Fall on Palouse

Rolling Fall on Palouse
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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: 2008-10-05
Categories: Trees
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pankaj Bajpai's Favorite Part 2, Autumn At Trek Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-07 7:29
Viewed: 2924
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I went out alone on this day in late afternoon...the sun was low in the western sky and a storm was slowly brewing. My intent was to scope out some of the clouds in video, then speed them up using an old editing technique. As I turned on the dirt road I could see far off in the clearing, an angle of the Palouse which I have seen before but for some reason had not been able to capture with the Nikon and long lens, nor the Fuji DSLR with medium lens. right off I thought of the new and less expensive Fujifilm on the seat where jane normally rides along.

The results of this Fuji picture gives a much better perspective of how the thousands of square miles of Plalouse appear as one drives the hundreds of miles in and around them, usually alone and very infrequently seeing other cars...On the Palouse there really are no straight lines or roads..All is curved, some blind curves as well...and the land all blends together which is why when traveling far, it is a good notion to carry a GPS because even a map doesn't help much. I wonder in amazement at how the Nez Perce Indians found their way on their Paslouse Ponies..Native Americans held indeed true to the lore and stories told of them. they were much wiser than us 21st century folks...they knew the land and every animal...and where it was and where they were....hard to imagine...wow!

Fuji S1000fd
ISO 200
Hand Held

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-07 7:42]

Hello Bob,
What a fantastic view across these rolling hills of ploughed fields creating beautiful depth to this composition. I like the Pine trees in the foreground as well as in the distance. I like your point of view too and the colours are lovely.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Bob

Great POV for this one.
The undulating land is well captured.
Well composed with wonderful lighting and colours.
Well presented.


hello Bob

another lovely landscape shot of the Palouse,
with beautiful POV and fine DOF,
beautiful colour tones well saturated, TFS


Yes the American Indian was in tune with their natural surroundings. Most of us have lost that association and have therefore lost an appreciation of the role of nature in our everyday lives. In a previous critique, I alluded to the importance of "grounding" our children in the knowledge of working in the dirt and the benefits of having a garden. The same can be said for first-hand exploration of all nature. Many, many are the benefits and lessons of nature.

Thanks Bob for such an excellent and beautiful image. The lighting on those rolling hills, close and far away, is magnificient as we look out through the pines to the hills in the distance.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-07 10:17]

Hello Bob,
Have to go to a meeting. Don't have time.
Superb photo.

Hello Bob,
Here I see the beautiful landscape of Palouse once again!
I especially loved the lighting over the great land!
very beautiful colour in this image
many thanks for the sharing and notes
take care

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-07 11:02]

Hi Bob,

Perfect title for this lovely landcape. The pine trees against the golden grass and the rolling hills in the distance are beautiful. Even the sky is special with the wonderful shades of blue.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-07 11:33]

Hi Bob. This is like a oil painting . The small fuji has done so well in handling the colours and light. I like very much the waves in the hills in diferent colours. so very well done TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-07 11:46]

Superb lighting emphasises the contours of the Palouse hills in this marvellous composition and the colours are great, the healthy young pines contrasting well with the yellow grass on the slope.
You have used your Fuki in an excellent way to create a very pleasing image that is great to look at.
Thanks for sharing it Bob,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-10-07 19:51]

Hello Bob,
You sure have some beautiful country up in your neck of the woods. I'm really enjoying viewing the diverse landscapes your posting.
The colors in this one are wonderful and the rolling hills remind me of the waves on the ocean. It's refreshing to see the vast amount of beautiful landscape without the negative intervention from man.
I've been so busy lately I've hardly had time to view any of the postings let alone get any new shots. Rosie and I are taking three days off starting this weekend to get out and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of fall. Maybe I can get something new to post then.

Hi Bob,

What a stunning landscape, the colours are amazing, excellent d.o.f. I really like the layers you’ve captured, and in particular the light falling across the hills is just superb, really nice work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Wow, man, this is paradise incarnate!!!
The 'curving' Palouse looks absolutely stunning at this time of the year.
All the variations in light, contour and color in this picture make it a true masterpiece.
The curving ridge in mid-distance appears as if it is specially favored by the sun in some mysterious sort of benediction.
It is scenes like this that make me believe in the essence of goodness in all divinity and intensify my love for Mother Earth, Bob.

You make my day through this picture and I thank you for it.

Ciao Bob,
meravigliosa immagine, mi ricorda in parte per le forme sinuose e i dolci declivi dei paesaggi toscani, ma la natura è più simile ad un paesaggio montano, molto buona la definizione, particolari e piacevoli i colori con una leggera dominante gialla.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-10-07 23:38]

Hi Bob

Another inspiring landscape from you, my friend!
This Palouse place is indeed a truly amazing place and i've seen many nature photos taken here. But this one here i think shows best the wavy look of all its hills. The BG of your scene here is fantastic and the way the light makes some of the slopes bright and other darker is simply outstanding!
Great shot, well exposed and composed and a terrific note to go with it, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-10-08 1:52]

Hi Bob
This is a very pleasant scene. The rolling hills - a correct name for them. It looks like the fields have had their grass cut - is that right?
I like your colours and lighting, especially how the sun is shining on the long grass where the pines are growing

Hy Bob
Shortly: superb. As I promised you, today with more comments: i like very much that curved line of bright yellow on the hills,like gold...And the golden grass from in front gives more shinnes to the picture.
Regards, Oana

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-08 4:40]

Hello Bob,
There is something very artistic about this landscape-picture. The curved lines of the different layers are just perfectely displayed. Also the different colours complete each other in a beautiful way. It looks like a natural sheet of music on which the pines are the notes. Very well seen.
Thanks and best regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-08 7:06]

Hi Bob
Beautifull landscape.Excellent pov and lovely colors.I love the rolling hills ,look like a wave.
TFS Michel

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-08 13:47]

Those rolling hills are wonderful!
Beautiful light and colours.
Excellent composition.
Very sharp.

Well done Bob.


p.s I looked at my Bobshannon.org shirt today... I really am very proud to own it!

Oh... This is amazing! I'm not sure I understand your notes at 100% and I still wonder what Palouse is but this landscape is surreal with superb lightning and control on exposure. POV and composition are wonderful! I have never heard about Nez Perce natives, who are they? This picture has great mood! Thanks,

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-10-09 17:34]

Hi Bob,
Superb picture. Not always easy to make a good composition with object in 1st plan. Your composition is perfect. Colours are beautiful.

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