On day 3 and 4 of the Palouse Workshop with Nick Page we woke up about 2 hours before dawn or around 2 am.  We would photography the sunrise and return to the hotel for breakfast an then a nap before heading out around 1500 to capture the sunset and made it to bed around 2300.  It was an adventure.  Below was a photo taken at the bottom of Steptoe Butte.  What I like about this photo are the highlights on the grass and the tiller.  Being mainly a wildlife, OK bird photographer, this was the first time really using a wide angle lens and a tripod.

 Featured Photo 52: Lone Oak and Tiller at Sunset: Steptoe, WHI (WA)  EQ: D800, 14-24mm f/2/8, Tripod   Taken: 6-6-2017 at 19:50   Settings: 22mm, 1/10s, f/20.0, ISO400, -1EV         Conditions: clear

Featured Photo 52: Lone Oak and Tiller at Sunset: Steptoe, WHI (WA)

EQ: D800, 14-24mm f/2/8, Tripod   Taken: 6-6-2017 at 19:50

Settings: 22mm, 1/10s, f/20.0, ISO400, -1EV         Conditions: clear

We got lucky with the weather with great sunrise like this photo of Windmills at Dawn.  I was also able to capture some birds along the way, I think Nick knew that, and we visited a tree line draw where we found Eastern Kingbirds, Great Horned Owls, and Flycatchers.

 Windmills at Dawn: Kendall Skyline Road, COL (WA)  EQ: D800, 70-200mm f/4, Tripod   Taken: 6-7-2017 at 3:50   Settings: 135mm, 1/25s, f/20.0, ISO400, -3/4EV         Conditions: clear

Windmills at Dawn: Kendall Skyline Road, COL (WA)

EQ: D800, 70-200mm f/4, Tripod   Taken: 6-7-2017 at 3:50

Settings: 135mm, 1/25s, f/20.0, ISO400, -3/4EV         Conditions: clear

                        Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)                                                                                                                  Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)

                      Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)                                                                           Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

                   Morning Light through an Old Farmhouse                                                                       Windmills in Dark Sky

After our morning nap we were out to discover the area.  Old for Nick but new to us, I captured an old grain elevator and a barn with an old truck parked out front.  Nick suggested that own place the truck there a few years ago for photo ops and he obliged.

                   Forgotten Elevator                                                                                                            Old Barn and Truck

On the way to the Palouse Falls, we stopped and a old ranch before heading to the highlight of the afternoon of capturing the Palouse Fall.  The Falls was made by combining a panorama and using HDR to increase the dynamic range to present what I saw when photographing the Falls.

 Barn in Field: , Palouse (ranch), COL (WA)  EQ: D800, 70-200mm f/4   Taken: 6-7-2017 at 17:24   Settings: 70mm, 1/125s, f/7.1, ISO400, 1/3EV         Conditions: overcast

Barn in Field: , Palouse (ranch), COL (WA)

EQ: D800, 70-200mm f/4   Taken: 6-7-2017 at 17:24

Settings: 70mm, 1/125s, f/7.1, ISO400, 1/3EV         Conditions: overcast

 Palouse Falls at Sundown, FRA (WA)  EQ: D800, 714-24mm f/2/8, Tripod   Taken: 6-7-2017 at 18:57   Settings: 14mm, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO1600, -1-1/3EV         Conditions: light clouds

Palouse Falls at Sundown, FRA (WA)

EQ: D800, 714-24mm f/2/8, Tripod   Taken: 6-7-2017 at 18:57

Settings: 14mm, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO1600, -1-1/3EV         Conditions: light clouds

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