Turn Point Lighthouse, Stuart Island, Washington

Turn Point Lighthouse by Anne McKinnell

As you probably know by now, I love boating. Probably as much as I love photography. Sometimes I even get to combine the two. I made this photo while boating this summer in Boundary Pass, which marks the border between Canada and the USA. The Turn Point Lighthouse marks the point where the border takes a sharp turn. Please click the image to view a larger version. It … [Read more...]

Sunset on Palouse, Washington

Palouse, Washington

There's just something about those rolling hills in Palouse. The texture of the land after the wheat harvest, the way the shadows fall on the rolling hills, the bright green shades at the edges of the day, and of course, the red barns. The only thing I missed were the wildflowers. Drat, I guess I'll just have to go back in the spring... Today is the last day you can get … [Read more...]

Steptoe, Washington

Steptoe, Washington

The Palouse region in Washington is a dream for photographers with endless designs made out of gently rolling hills in various shades of green. Here is one final image from Palouse taken from atop Steptoe Butte. The image is of the small town named Steptoe, nestled in the hills at sunset. If you would like to see more of my images from Palouse, please check out these … [Read more...]

Palouse: Something’s in the Air

Palouse Paraglider

I’m not a lucky type of person. One time I won $2 on a scratch and win and I kept the lottery ticket as proof. I never win the door prize or have the right ticket for the draw. I have to work for everything I get! But today I think luck had much to do with the images I captured at Steptoe Butte in The Palouse. I have seen many inspiring images taken here and I wondered how I … [Read more...]

Palouse Falls

Palouse Falls in Washington, USA.

We decided to take a break from all the grass-i-ness in the Palouse region in Washington by paying the Palouse Falls a visit. It was mid-day so the light wasn't great, and it was so windy I could barely hold down my tripod! Nevertheless, it was a spectacular sight. I used my Singh-Ray 4 stop Neutral Density filter to filter out some of the light to enable a longer shutter … [Read more...]

The Palouse: Simplify the Design

Palouse Design #2

The wide open views in The Palouse hills can be overwhelming; endless rolling hills with no apparent structure. The trick to making a good image here is to create structure by simplifying the design. If you look carefully in amongst the hills, you will be able to find patterns and geometric designs that will guide your eye through an image. In this image, one lone hill is … [Read more...]

The Palouse: Drive by Shooting

Palouse Hills #3

Often when I am the passenger in the vehicle I see scenes I wish I could photograph. Ray is very accommodating and stops frequently so I can run out and get the shot. But I don’t want to wear out my welcome so sometimes I just set my shutter speed high and shoot out the window. This shot was taken at 1/1000 of a second. … [Read more...]

The Palouse: Kamiak Butte

Palouse Hills #1

From the trail on Kamiak Butte, the ascent is short but steep and offers spectacular views of the rolling hills. The day was overcast providing a soft shadowless countryside of varying shades of green. I tried to find a selection of hills with crops in a variety of stages and colours with a single point of interest in the frame. … [Read more...]