Friendly Folks in the Palouse

After a morning shoot at Steptoe Butte, I was traveling toward Oakesville when I spotted the barn in the image above. The rain was coming down in a steady downpour but I  stopped to look around. I saw a house back in the trees and decided to ask for a property release so I could come back and shoot the barn later.
I came to find out a few minutes later that the owners of the barn were a friendly couple that invited me in for some coffee and conversation. They told the story of how they had acquired the barn and were raising Arabian horses. After about an hour, we noticed it had stopped raining so they wanted to show me the barn up close as well as show me their horses.
This experience is very similar to many that I have had in the Palouse. The folks that live there are very warm and friendly and welcome you with open arms. Plan on spending some enjoyable time if you engage someone in conversation.
Needless to say, I left with a property release, some great images and a couple of new friends that assured me I was welcome to return at any time for a visit and also to photograph the barn and horses.
Horses near Red Barn - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

Horses near Red Barn - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

After a morning shoot at Steptoe Butte, I was traveling toward Oakesville when I spotted the barn in the image above. The rain was coming down in a steady downpour but I  stopped to look around. I saw a house back in the trees and decided to ask for a property release so I could come back and shoot the barn later.

I came to find out a few minutes later that the owners of the barn were a friendly couple that invited me in for some coffee and conversation. They told the story of how they had acquired the barn and were raising Arabian horses. After about an hour, we noticed it had stopped raining so they wanted to show me the barn up close as well as show me their horses.

This experience is very similar to many that I have had in the Palouse. The folks that live there are very warm and friendly and welcome you with open arms. Plan on spending some enjoyable time if you engage someone in conversation.

Needless to say, I left with a property release, some great images and a couple of new friends that assured me I was welcome to return at any time for a visit and also to photograph the barn and horses.

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One response to “Friendly Folks in the Palouse

  1. Sounds like it was a great photography experience. And way to get a property release!

    I like the zig zagging lines the different crop areas make in the photograph.

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