Palouse Harvest Update

Barn with American flag

It has been non-stop since Monday. We are beginning our last day today. For the last three and a half days, we have covered hundreds of miles and had the chance to photograph a ton of different landscapes. The Palouse is dynamic this time of year. It’s harvest time, and everything is golden. We have had incredible skies with beautiful clouds.

Why I call the Palouse dynamic is that it can change from morning to afternoon. Fields are being harvested by giant combines all performing their own ballet. The combines cut row upon row of wheat across gentle hillsides. They then unload the grain into trucks that then take off for the grain elevators. This goes on all day long. It’s incredible how fast these machines and men can clear off hundreds of acres.

Harvest underway everywhere

While we enjoyed photographing the machines at work, we also enjoyed finding the abstracts in the landscape and contrasts between fields of wheat and fields already plowed under ready for the next crop. Add to this barns, abandoned houses and old trucks and cars, and there is more than enough opportunities to keep a photographer very busy.

Please enjoy a few photos from this workshop. I will write a more detailed article after I return home and can work my images more. I have been photographing in the Palouse for many years, and I always find something new. This is a very photo-rich area. Enjoy!

Fresh cut fields and Step Toe Butte
Crop Duster
Crop Duster
Moonrise
Moonrise
Combines work as a team
Combines work as a team
These monsters have their own unique sound
These monsters have their own unique sound
I have seen this quite a bit
I have seen this quite a bit
Abandonment is everywhere, it is part of the Palouse
Abandonment is everywhere, it is part of the Palouse
Deer are everywhere but how often do you see 5 bucks?
Deer are everywhere but how often do you see 5 bucks?
The Classic Windmill
The Classic Windmill
dirt and stubble
dirt and stubble
Another abandoned house
Another abandoned house
Palouse Falls
Palouse Falls
Wind Power
Wind Power
I have always loved this barn
I have always loved this barn
An evening at Steptoe
An evening at Steptoe

Kevin Raber
August 2019
Kevin Raber
Indianapolis, IN

Photography is my passion and has been for 47 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of pictures taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through photoPXL.com, this site as well as Rockhopper Workshops and other projects as well as teaching at my Gallery in Indianapolis.

Article Type: News, Columns, MISC

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