Palouse, Washington State

Landscape, Photography

The Palouse is the region in northwest US, encompassing parts of southeastern Washington, north central Idaho and even the northeastern Oregon. It is a rich and well cultivated farmland with wheat and other grains as primary plants on the rolling terrains. The views of these farmlands are strikingly beautiful, especially from the tops of Steptoe Butte and Kamiak Butte. We stayed at Pullman, Washington for three days followed our four day adventure to Glacier National Park and drove through lots of country roads to look for beautiful angles to photograph. We missed most of bright yellow canola fields by a month but one field near the town of Palouse.

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73 thoughts on “Palouse, Washington State”

  1. Love the Palouse. I had a chance to visit last spring and I hope to be able to spend more time in this incredible region in the future.

    • shungphotography says:

      Yes, I’d love to go back there in spring and fall. Thank you visiting my blog.

    • shungphotography says:

      When my friends saw these pictures they could not believe the farmlands can be so beautiful!

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you and glad you enjoyed these beautiful sights.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much for your compliments, much appreciated.

  2. lbeason says:

    I lived in Moscow and Pullman long ago. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of a beautiful place.

    • shungphotography says:

      Glad these images brought back your fond memory of the place. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. roberta m says:

    These are incredible photographs, the color patterns are beautiful!

    • shungphotography says:

      I guess you can say “you have to see it to believe it”

    • shungphotography says:

      Lucky you to be in such beautiful place for grad school. Thank you for your compliments.

    • shungphotography says:

      I couldn’t believe the layout and the colors of the farmlands could be so beautiful until I saw them.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much. Yes, sometimes it pay to get up early or stay late to get the shadows under the soft light conditions.

    • shungphotography says:

      I enjoyed visiting Seattle, Olympic and Mt. Rainier National Parks many times but Palouse In eastern part of the State is different and uniquely beautiful. Thanks for viewing my blog.

  6. Scott says:

    You might want to research how they harvest wheat in this area when the combines where pulled by mules and powered by a wheel on the ground. Not a shy man’s job.

    • shungphotography says:

      Sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out and then have to go back taking these pictures.

    • shungphotography says:

      Sorry I missed your wonderful comments, thanks. I must had over 200 visitors on this blog with some 60 comments. Please come back again.

    • shungphotography says:

      To hear that my pictures bring back your and other viewers as well, the fond memory of the Palouse Region is the best compliment that I can receive. Thank you so much.

  7. Fulminater says:

    Such an amazing place! I’d love to visit there if I get a chance. Love your photos too.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for stopping by my blog and great to hear you like the photos. Yes, it’s an amazing place to visit and photograph.

    • shungphotography says:

      The real scene is even more amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Really loved your Feature Photo! It really does look like a watercolor. And that is a compliment to your photo skills to have the eye to capture a photo that can transcend it to a mirror image of art!

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much for your compliments on my photo – it means a lot to me.

    • shungphotography says:

      It’s a beautiful place to see and photograph. Thanks for visiting my blog. Please come back again.

    • shungphotography says:

      It is indeed unusually beautiful rolling farm land. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  9. Gorgeous colors. I came across your post while researching for a trip to Palouse. Could you tell me which month you were there? Thank you!

    • shungphotography says:

      We were in Palouse for three day, July 1-3, 2016. We missed most of bright yellow canola fields but a few. I’d like to revisit there in late May or early June next time. Thanks for visit my blog!

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you – it’s an uniquely beautiful place to photograph. I’d like to go back there at different season!

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you! I would love to go back there at different seasons of the year. Thanks for stopping by.

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