The Palouse region pulls in photographers from around the Pacific Northwest. Capturing a unique image can be challenging. Kamiak Butte is the lesser known "hill" to its sister Butte, Steptoe. In order to be on this butte to catch sunrise or sunset, you have to camp within the grounds since the park is closed at dusk and doesn't open till well after sunrise. After hiking to the top I started looking around for a sunset composition through the brush and trees. I happened to look over my shoulder and saw the light turning the east view into an explosion of patchwork colors.