We are still travelling in Washington state and Oregon with 'Photoventures' but thought that I would have a go uploading a picture. Processing has been done on a small laptop so I am not sure how it will look!
The photo was taken just before sunset from Steptoe Butte near Colfax, Washington. The Palouse is a remarkable area of undulating agricultural farmland and a major wheat producing area. The rolling hills stretch for hundreds of miles from eastern Washington into Northern Idaho.
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tyro (24072) 2014-07-04 17:44
I was just about to go to bed when I saw this but couldn't resist adding a little critique!
This, of course, is the sort of photograph which you do so very well: wonderful, almost graphic, images - but this one I really enjoy more than most because of the subtle and beautiful play of light and shade upon those undulating areas of smooth grassland.
It has an almost sensual look to it with its soft lines and curving outlines and the oblique light of evening (at least I reckon that's when you took it because most people don't "re-time" their cameras when they go on holiday!) brings out all the subtleties and textures of the land perfectly.
Glorious play of light and shade, beautiful colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness too. And a fine composition into the bargain and which, I reckon, has been helped by the exclusion of the sky which was probably not of great advantage here.
P.S. Hope you are having a good trip and enjoying yourselves. Take care and have good fun!
rychem (34081) 2014-07-04 21:17
Great! This is simply a carved landscape made by the nature, light and shadow, splendid photo
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-04 21:37
Belle photo de paysage. La lumière qui joue sur les courbes donne du relief à l'image. Jolie réalisation.
emka (94572) 2014-07-04 23:28
Hello Ann, It looks marvelous. What a fabulous view! For me, it looks with these rolling hills a bit like Tuscany, but here there are no cypresses. Marvelous shades and textures. And this reddish filed in the middle. Gorgeous composition and it must be wonderful photo trip again./
WArm regrads MAlgo
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-04 23:35
Hello Ann - What a fabulous, photogenic landscape and you present it so beautifully with texture and exquisite areas of contrasting light and shade. The gentle undulating forms of the land are very well defined.
I look forward to seeing more from your trip because if this is anything to go by they will be very much to my taste.
Enjoy the rest of your trip.
jemaflor (95449) 2014-07-04 23:53
Beautiful photo on this landscape, great effect with hills and shades, well managed.
CLODO (33878) 2014-07-05 0:52
always travelling! It looks as Tuscany with the hilly landscape with some trees, well taken with a low light which gives long shadows and so the sense of third dimension.
have a nice WE
chrislo (4155) 2014-07-05 2:00
The compression of perspective with the long focal lens has created a very attractive, graphic composition, and your perfect framing gives it a certain abstractism and a great deal of interest. I like the undulating landscape, and the mix of light and shadow on the rolling hills covered in green waves of grass. The resulting colours are beautiful and appealing. You have captured a fantastic mood and managed the light extremely well. Perfectly executed shot.
Have a great weekend.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-05 3:09
this is beautiful! I love the curves and undulations here, which are intensified and made all the more elegant by the light and shadows. Nature the artist and captured just perfectly. Awesome!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
HimalAnda (10651) 2014-07-05 3:36
The light is magic! The hills have a lot of texture due to this light.
Graal (102482) 2014-07-05 4:05
landscape here is fantastic. Amazing green fields and game of shadows between the hills. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice WE.
holmertz (50790) 2014-07-05 5:44
This is a stunning, beautiful scenery and as always a vry carefully taken photo. From this distance, and in this light, the fields look as soft as velvet. The combination of undulating hills and low light has produced a most appealing play of light and shadows.
petarl (1289) 2014-07-05 8:42
Hello good afternoon,
Great green waves in the calm sea of grass bathing altogether in the golden light of the sunset... Peace and tranquility. This velvety surfaces and shadows disclose a secret that a sea caught with a vessel is also a sea, that one view is part of many views, like in mirror... Regards, Petar.
ikeharel (69311) 2014-07-05 8:43
Good evening Ann,
Beautiful Toscana view in washington state, USA...
Fine green-peas colors, shadows played nicely with the contourlines of the hills.
Taken from a very intriguing POV and precie timing.
Have a nice weekend,
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-07-05 8:47
Bonjour Ann, un superbe jeu de lumière qui donne beaucoup de douceur à ce très beau paysage. C'est une très belle photo.
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-05 9:00
Wow! What an amazing landscape post! Love it! You created a really superb image based on the great colors, textures and lights management. Bravo! Excellent result was achieved.
saxo042 (37794) 2014-07-05 9:14
A marvellous landscape with these softly rounded hills. The shadows from the low sun brings out very beautiful patterns. The soft and harmonic colours are perfect too.
marabu61 (10717) 2014-07-05 12:50
Are you sure this is in Washington and not in the Tuscany? Those subtle rolling hills, the play of light and shadows, the lovely light and the amazing colors, this is a real eye catcher. Gorgeous indeed.
have a great sunday
carlo62 (45932) 2014-07-05 15:39
belle queste colline, bella soprattutto la luce che le colpisce e, creando le ombre, contribuisce ad accentuare il movimento del terreno.
Saluti e buon divertimento
Herquin (7789) 2014-07-06 6:47
j'aime beaucoup le coté minimaliste de cet endroit verdoyant . Le graphisme est splendide , bravo !
kasianowak (8709) 2014-07-06 11:10
Wow, Ann, what an amazing landscape shot which goes straigt to my favs! You selected this section of, no doubt, much wider landscape very well to capture a slightly more intimate view. Side lighting brings out shapes and textures and gives the rolling hills a velvety look.
dta (76665) 2014-07-06 11:15
A wonderful landscape ! The lateral light on the rolling hills increases the beauty .
Glint (6171) 2014-07-06 15:28
the first word that came into my head when I spotted this as a thumbnail was undulating, then I saw that you had used that description in your notes. Lovely play here of light and shade. And that light is softly luminous. I also like the layered effect created by the lines of trees and of course the undulations.
DINOZOR (16422) 2014-07-07 2:15
Bravo pour cette image d'une très grande beauté.
Tout a été dit et bien dit et je m'y associe.
Encore bravo pour ces pleins et ces déliés d'ombres et de lumière.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-07-07 5:08
beautiful work - my congratulations! For a moment I thought they were fields in Italy :-) The shadows and light which you handled so masterly here is a great strength of this image and makes the landscape quite special. Great framing and focus on the delicate lines of the fields.
I very much enjoyed that one! Thanks for sharing!
Royaldevon (37691) 2014-07-07 6:19
This may have been processed on a small laptop but that has been in no way detrimental; this is an excellent post. The light and shadows create an amazing landscape of soft curves, defining the rounded hills and valleys. It is like the landscape of cartoons, where everything is neat and lovely. I can honestly say, I have never seen anywhere quite like it, previously!
Have a great holiday,
photoray (13981) 2014-07-08 16:53
Fine Palouse scene, the green undulating fields highlighted by the low level lighting and shadows.
This area is very different from Washington's coast, being much drier and hotter in the summer, and definitely less populated.
Thanks for sharing,
delpeoples (57266) 2014-07-11 6:59
This is magnificent. It reminds me more of Tuscany than America. The play of light and shade on the hills is so subtle, yet takes the quality of photo to a completely different level. Superb textures, composition and framing. Congratulations.
rbassin (22529) 2014-07-11 7:15
une magnifique vue sur ce paysage valonné;
le graphisme, les teintes et la lumière sont parfaitement bien gérés.
COSTANTINO (63776) 2014-07-13 8:22
Hello my dear friend
excellent green photo taken according to your
useful notes just before sunset and presents
a remarkable area of undulating agricultural
I love the curves and undulations here
light also is really magic
you have captured a fantastic mood
have a nice new week
mesutilgim (94034) 2014-07-13 11:50
A real masterpiece in your gallery ! You've so wonderfull achieved to give this wonderfull effect of lights and shadows !! Just topclass.
TFS and best regards
williewhistler (16310) 2014-07-14 7:00
I very nearly missed this lovely shot,I`m so pleased to see it,you have made perfect use of the low light to show the contours of the rolling fields expertly.
Stunning landscape photography,an example to us all.
Kind regards Les.
Silvio1953 (140005) 2014-07-14 11:35
Ciao Ann, fascinating landscape with lovely curves, fantastoc light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (35608) 2014-07-15 3:03
this is a beautiful landscape. Very well spotted. The play of the little hills with light and shadow is amazing. I like some extra features like trees or the trails of a tractor which allow to imagine the scale.
ChrisJ (111746) 2014-07-15 3:35
This looks very similar to some of the Downs in the UK or even some more fertile parts of Australia. Love the textured patterns in the contoured fields and the 2 rows of trees which presumably make good windbreaks. The bare ploughed section of brown earth adds interest. Tfs!
macjake (66652) 2014-07-15 12:47
I'll have to put this place into my memory banks :)
need to visit this for myself sometime, its not far from where I live. Just a few hours drive.
its the type of photo where the longer i look at it, the more i enjoy it.
looks like water waves sweeping across the screen,
This is the type of landscape where you want to visit again and again in different lighting conditions.
its a wow from me
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-07-17 3:58
It is really unbelievable to me. Wonderful light and shades and its textures, colour management, perfect exposure, capturing right angle and your sense when you shoot it. I am new in TE. I always follow your portfolio in TE.
with best wishes
aliabazari (16154) 2014-07-17 10:11
Hi Ann dear
The landscape is very beautiful. I love its delicate texture. Depth, exposure and resolution, well done. Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Didi (60586) 2014-07-18 9:43
Nice view from a nice dominant position
Good game with lights direction and shades
worldcitizen (8452) 2014-07-18 19:48
I've seen photos of this amazing landscape before, and I always think it's gorgeous. Your presentation is lovely because of the warm sunlight, and the way the frame is filled entirely with the rolling land. The ground almost looks like it's made of velvet. I also like the earthy colors, and the trees that break up the expanse of land.
adores (44907) 2014-07-22 16:59
This is a fantastic landscape! Light, colours, textures, everything is so perfect here. Great pov for sure!
romanaa (7984) 2014-07-23 12:31
beautiful waves, like on the sea. The picture reminds me of the landscape of Tuscany. Beautiful long shades enhance the shapes and 3D look.
npecanhuk (74526) 2014-07-27 11:14
A wonderful landscape!
A very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture too!
Sharpness, management of light, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
Cricri (117403) 2014-07-28 10:00
Grande beauté de ce paysage vallonné avec un jeu intéressant d'ombre et de lumière, magnifique
PiotrF (16714) 2014-07-30 12:10
The play of light and shade across the fields adds to the atmosphere of your composition and is very beautiful.
Fantastic management of colors, sharpness, clarity,lighting. Beautiful work. I like it.
For me superb!
Thank you for visiting my gallery.
dekanski (5042) 2014-08-13 11:10
Have nothing to add. Just - I like it!
fritzi007 (10411) 2015-09-11 2:04
excellent presentation of this hilly landscape, well done!
Best regards and have a nice day
- Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) (21813)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-28
- Categories: Nature
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