Dr. Isaac Vaisman, QPSA  

Palouse in the Fall by Dr. Isaac Vaisman, QPSA

June 2022 - Palouse in the Fall

About the Image(s)

Palouse in the Fall was created in October 2019 while attending the PSA festival in Spokane-Washington State. We are used to see images of this region created in the spring or early summer before the wheat fields are shaved. The origin of the name "Palouse" is unclear. One theory is that the name of the Palus tribe (spelled in early accounts variously as Palus, Palloatpallah, Pelusha, etc.) was converted by French-Canadian fur traders to the more familiar French word pelouse, meaning "land with short and thick grass" or "lawn." Over time, the spelling changed to Palouse. Another theory is that the region's name came from the French word and was later applied to its indigenous inhabitants. Here we see a great extension of land with fall colors, muted by the cloudy and rainy day, and heavy machinery preparing the land for the next crop. Interesting the multitude of lines created by the work.
The image was created from the top of the only tall hill in the region, Steptoe Butte in the afternoon using a Nikon D850 with the Nikkor prime zoom lens 70-200 mm @ 165 mm and with these settings: ISO 250, f/8, 1/2000 and “ 1 2/3 EC (this is one of three exposures using bracketing). The image was PP in Lightroom and cropped

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4 comments posted

Dr. Isaac Vaisman   Dr. Isaac Vaisman
Addendum: To see what Palouse looks like in spring and early summer, look at Tom Tauber's Original image from March 2022   Posted: 06/01/2022 06:01:04
Tom Tauber   Tom Tauber
Isaac, perhaps you meant the one that I attached to this. I entered it when we still had the old study groups in round 46, whenever that was. In any event, the Palouse is one of the most interesting landscapes in the world, perhaps only exceeded by Tuscany, and that's only because of the food and the wine there, which the Palouse is almost completely void of.

Tom   Posted: 06/04/2022 21:01:08
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Tom Tauber   Tom Tauber
Yes, not many people photograph the Palouse in the fall, everybody goes there in June. However, the colors are just as remarkable and the contours of the rolling hills just as picturesque. The image is very well framed and cropped just right.   Posted: 06/04/2022 01:52:19

Susan Albert   Susan Albert
Great composition! The yellow fields around the outside frame the purple field in the center. The diagonal line from the bottom right pulls the viewer right into the image. The lines scattered throughout the image add interest. The piece of machinery with the trail of smoke adds motion. The trucks, trees and buildings add scale.   Posted: 06/06/2022 16:02:54