Coming storm

The palouse is an area in southeastern Washington that is made up of these beautiful rolling hills of mostly wheat. You can drive for hours mesmerized by the subtle nuances that appear in the fields based on the crop, harvesting cycles,  seasons and the weather.  It is a gracefully land with amazing people who always seem to have time to chat with you while you are on the side of the road with a camera or pair of binoculars.

I love a lot of things about the region, but one of my favorite parts of the palouse is the weather. Certain times of the year, you get these great thunderstorms that  build huge thunderheads and dark clouds that blanket the region. This particular photograph was taken early in the evening after a storm had passed overhead. The wind was really blowing but the rain had stopped. I wanted to try and capture the feeling of the cold air and storm clouds overhead as well as the solitude of the place.

Image was shot with a Canon Xsi with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens captured on Sandisk media.

April 14, 2011

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