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Palouse Panorama

Palouse Panorama
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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: 2008-08
Categories: Desert
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Silpa's "Unforgettable" Favourites !!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-20 17:41
Viewed: 2872
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Palouse area in southeast Washington State is a photographer’s dream. The area is depicted in the book The Most Beautiful Place in the World, Impressions of 10 Master Photographers edited by Jay Maisel, as the “Lourve of Farmlands.” The Palouse has also been the subject of a National Geographic Magazine cover story entitled “A Paradise Called the Palouse.”

The Palouse represents idyllic America - a land of amber waves and warm-hearted people. The long, peaceful roads are perfect for scenic driving. Rolling fields, punctuated with historic towns, 19th-century architecture and remnants of pioneer farms create a photographer's dream. It is one of the richest wheat-growing regions in the world, but the Palouse is far more than just picturesque farm country.
Ride a raft down, and a jet boat up, the Snake River through Hells Canyon, the deepest gorge in North America. Nearby, take in spectacular Palouse Falls, where the Palouse River tumbles 198 feet over layers of basalt lava deposited here during the last Ice Age. Keep your eyes open for Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, deer, cougar and black bear. If skiing is your passion, shoosh through deep powder (300 annual inches) on the slopes of the nearby Blue Mountains. The second-highest base elevation in the state is found here along with clear skies and luxuriously short lift lines.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-20 19:05]

A beautiful landscape image Bob,
Love the amber rolling hills with all those lines and curves. Very eye catching scene!!
The gray skies look all to familiar to us Buckeyes though.

hello bob,
i am back after 6 days of business trip and glad to see this beautiful panorama, i liked the way you have composed this shot, the colours looks beautiful and the framing is fine,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-02-20 21:22]

Hey Bob,
Been running short of time, but i am certainly watching in here...and for this one i had to log in and be one of the intial ones to let you know this is "supercool", this photographer's dream and I perfectly understand it why, when you say so.

I love the Panorama, the 3D feel, the light.. each compositional element...here.Every bit "idlyiic".. and those notes add to the dramatic feel created by the composition.I loved reading ...and how i wish i could also see the Palouse Falls you mention is nearby...

Thanks much Bob, this one into my "unforgettable favourites".


beautiful landscape postcard, TFS Ori

Hi Bob
Beautiful panorama. Nicly composed and I like the way you framed it.
Great shot,TFS

Hello Bob!
What a nice anc colourful panorama! I like your POV a lot! Contrast is very good, and the wide view - really nice for watching. You kept both - beauty of nature and some human "activity" (the road), what means that - if we want - both these elements can co-occur together :)
Greetings from winter Lodz,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-21 2:14]

Bob, you could have increased the frame size to give a lovely view. Fantastic shot. Ganesh

I love that horizontal crop and the dark frame. Very dramatic. Wonderful colors. Sunshine on wheat fields is always beautiful and inspires something in the soul. Beautiful shot!

Ciao Bob, splendid landscape, wonderful composition with lonely tree, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Dear Bob,
This is stunning panorama with widespread farmland. Excellent tones of colors & framing. TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-22 9:48]

Hi Bob,

I missed this one!!! What a beautiful panorama of the Palouse Prairie. Everything about it is magnificent - the colors, the patterns on the field, the lone tree, the clouds in the sky. I can just imagine driving along for hours and hours seeing scenes like this.


hello Bob

a beautiful landscape photography of the Palouse
show with fine POV and excellent panorama framing,
even is it is sign of civilisation (i love much better all wild
nature photos) i love that country road being part of your image,



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-22 23:46]

hello Bob,
"Land of amber waves", how poetical this sounds! For me this kind of open landscapes lets the spirit free to wander, even to the clouds. The fine earth-tones in contrast to the grey sky are such a pleasant color-combination. Nice framing too, with the path placed at the right side. Now we just would like to see the large version too!
Thanks and best regards

Namastay Bob,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Palouse landscape. Excellent composition and very well detailed. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-26 4:05]

Hello My Friend,
What a beautiful panoramic landscape image Bob, could be in any traveloge magazine. Outstanding image, thank you Bob.

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