About 50 miles south of Spokane, Washington on US 95.
Winter's Rest in the Palouse Whitman County, Washington December 28, 2012 Canon EOS 5D Mark III ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 1/100s f/11.0 at 210.0mm iso100 Full EXIF Info Date/Time 28-Dec-2012 10:27:27 Model Canon EOS 5D Mark III Flash Used No Focal Length 210 mm Exposure Time 1/100 sec Aperture f/11 ISO Equivalent 100 Exposure Bias +1 1/3 White Balance cloudy Exposure Program aperture priority Â©2012 Jim Stiles www.jimstilesphotos.com Prints available at: http://www.redbubble.com/people/jimstiles/works/9792423-winters-rest-in-the-palouse
This area known as "the Palouse" is a vastly rich agricultural area extending from near Spokane Washington south and east into Idaho and Oregon. The rolling hills are annually planted with wheat and provide endless photographic opportunities year round. Most photographers only visit during June and August, however winter is equally spectacular! But, far more challenging to get there and hope the weather cooperates. On this trip over to the Palouse I had just one day to shoot and got lucky that the fog held off for this one day! The view is from about 2/3rds up Steptoe Butte looking west and down to the town of Steptoe.