You may or may not be familiar with the Palouse area of South Eastern Washington State. A farming area with a unique topography of rolling, smoothly contoured, tightly packed low hills and valleys, in the Spring and in the low light of sunrise or sunset, it gifts the photographer with stunning landscape photograph opportunities. Cultivated areas are ploughed to follow the contours, so that when the freshly sowed fields begin to sprout new growth, there is a fascinating play of light and shadow, pink earth and pastel green seedlings, which glows in the warm early morning or early evening sunlight.
We know that there are a number of BLPG members who have a visit to the Palouse on their photo site bucket list. At least two of us are planning a trip to the area in the latter part of June 2015. Would you be interested in coming along?
We are only asking for “expressions of interest” at this point. If the numbers warrant, our plan would be to rent an 8 passenger van and go as a group. We would plan to stay in the area, perhaps in Lewiston, Idaho, and connect with a local guide so that our time would be spent going to specific locations rather than wandering aimlessly. Costs would be shared equally amongst participants. Since the driving distance is great (13 hours), we will break the travel into two days, both going and returning. We would plan to spend four intensive days in the Palouse (early morning and early evening photo excursions, sightseeing when the light is not great, other photo opportunities as they occur). The field trip would thus be for eight full days.
If the above appeals to you, or if you have questions, please send an email to Larry Citra so that he can build a list or answer your questions.
We do want to emphasize that an expression of interest is not a firm commitment – that will come later when a better estimate of likely costs is available.