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The Skies of the Palouse



Colors Enhance the Sky - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

As I travel the Palouse I am always amazed at the beauty of the land. Another element that adds to the landscape is the awesome sky. In the image at the top of this post, the brilliant colors of a rainbow enhance this sky.

It seems that many times in the late afternoon and early evening dramatic skies present themselves. I like to use a polarizer as I shoot in these situations because it really brings out the colors in the skies.

Remember using the dramatic colors and contrast you see in the clouds and skies can really add to the beauty of the Palouse landscape.


Look for the Unexpected



Rainbow in the Palouse by Gary Hamburgh - All Rights Reserved

Rainbow in the Palouse by Gary Hamburgh - All Rights Reserved

I was exploring around Colfax Washington on my way to Yellowstone National Park and noticed that the colors that the Palouse is renowned for are a bit late this year. The winter wheat is starting to show some green but many of the fields are still brown just showing dirt.

Fortunately I was able to find color in the form of a rainbow in a rain squall that was moving through the area. This is pictured in the photo at the top of this post. It seems there is always something interesting and beautiful in the Palouse even if it is not what you expected.