Having allotted 2 days for this Palouse trip was a good thing since the first day was wasted waiting for the weather to clear. It's really hard to capture the subtle shades and nuances of Palouse without some directional sunlight. Spending most of the day in my hotel, it was around 5:30pm when I decided to venture out for a sunset shoot expecting another exercise in futility. I was already questioning the wisdom of driving 6 hours to a place with nothing to show for it. The drive to Steptoe butte, the highest point in all of Palouse took 30 minutes and as expected, it was drizzling and there was this humongous rain cloud blocking the sun. I almost gave up but then the cloud started moving, giving way to the softest side lighting nature can provide. For the next 30 minutes we were treated to a spectacular light show as sunlight slowly peeled the layers of Palouse, it's as if God was working on a masterpiece and was painting his canvas with light.
( Steptoe Butte, Palouse - Washington )