One of my favorite towns in the Palouse region is St. John. This small town is located on Hiway 23 about 2o miles from the town of Steptoe. The main reason I enjoy passing through this town is because of a large pine tree that grows in the middle of an open field as you leave town traveling southeast. The tree is solitary and appears to dominate the landscape.
Once as I was passing through the town the sky was very dark with a pending thunder storm but the field and tree were being illuminated with the evening sunlight. The simplicity of this lone tree and the dramatic contrast with the stormy sky provided my eyes with a feast. As I captured the image and viewed it later, I realized the simplicity in elements is what made this image come together for me.
As you travel through St. John, hopefully you will have the same connection with this large solitary tree that I have experienced