Lauren Heerschap  

Palouse Pastels by Lauren Heerschap

December 2019 - Palouse Pastels

About the Image(s)

The Palouse is a farming area in Eastern Washington, and typically we can take a weekend trip there in the Spring to see green winter wheat and yellow canola rolling hills. However, we decided to take a trip in September during Harvest. In the background is Steptoe Butte, where every photographer in creation goes to shoot. I thought it a different perspective and time of year to get a more unusual photo. The dirt and dust that is kicked up during harvest creates amazing colors of sunsets. Very little added saturation. I had difficulty getting the reds to print, so it is a better digital image right now. Taken at “blue hour” 7:22 pm, after the sun set, ISO 200, 40 mm, f 8, .5 sec.

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6 comments posted

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
The colors are amazing. Your eyes just go right into the picture. Great job!   Posted: 12/03/2019 15:41:03

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
A superb set of sunset colours in this image. I like the inclusion of the tops of bushes along the base as they create a good foreground rather than the lack of foreground which we often see in landscape vistas. Though the sky in very attractive, I feel that there is too much of it. Some of the top could be cropped off, but I personally would also lower the cloud formations.   Posted: 12/08/2019 03:21:46
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Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Gorgeous colors which must have been breath taking in person.
Good light and clarity in foreground.
I agree with Jon. A crop to get the bottom of the cloud on the upper third horizontal line while keeping the peak in the left vertical plane might enhance the photo. Just a suggestion.   Posted: 12/09/2019 09:39:38

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Lovely colors with a lot of depth in the image. I think this could be cropped a little but not sure it would make a huge difference.   Posted: 12/14/2019 08:13:41
Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Thank you all for your feedback particularly about cropping. I think that I like Jon's crop example. This is particularly a tricky image to print since the reds are mixed into the browns, and I have struggled to get it correctly printed at home. It was an unbelievably gorgeous sky!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and may you all experience the beauty of God's Light this season, Lauren   Posted: 12/14/2019 12:05:40

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
Love the soft colors. I played around with the sky a bit and made it a little more dramatic.   Posted: 12/20/2019 13:27:04
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