Rolling Hills of the Palouse

This is the landscape I flew across the country to see.  The Palouse region of Washington state has been on my photography bucket list for some time, and I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to visit the area with the NxNW crew last week.  We had an incredible time and got to see some truly stunning landscapes.

One of the iconic locations in the Palouse is Steptoe Butte.  It’s basically a small mountain of about 3,600 feet in elevation that provides panoramic views of the surrounding farmland, hills and distant mountains.  Driving up the road to the top you’re treated to beautiful vistas in every direction, providing unlimited photographic opportunities.  Pictures just don’t do it any justice, but of course I had to try.

On our first full day in the area, we drove up the butte at both sunrise and sunset as the light is remarkably different in the morning versus the evening.  This particular image was taken just before sunset as the low light of the sun casted shadows across the hills.  Just spectacular.


  1. Posted June 11, 2015 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Wow!! This is the dreamiest photo I have ever seen in my life. My eyes can’t get enough of it!

    • Steven Perlmutter
      Posted June 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Cindy!

  2. Margie
    Posted June 11, 2015 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Breathtaking Steven!

  3. Posted June 11, 2015 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Very nice Steven, great trip! I am still going through my images

    • Steven Perlmutter
      Posted June 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Mike. It really was a great trip. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s images.

  4. Posted June 11, 2015 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Stunning Steven. I’ve been following all of you during this trip. Love seeing the images.

    • Steven Perlmutter
      Posted June 11, 2015 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Edith! It was a fantastic trip.

  5. Posted June 14, 2015 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    What an amazing scene to look down on, Steven. This is a classic example of how light will add 3D to a rolling landscape.

  6. Posted June 16, 2015 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Very nice, cool to see all the different angles and compositions from everyone

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