I was driving home yesterday and thinking about how I missed the ‘golden hills’ window in California this year – I was traveling when the hills turned gold, and now they are baked!! At the office, I was pulling images of Washington for a project, and came across this image of the Palouse, made very early in August some years back. It reminded me of how much fun it is to get out in the golden fields and work with the light in any hilly agricultural area. The pattern was so wonderful and I recalled how excited I was to have clean light and the rich pattern of gold, green and brown hues mixed in this scene. Being a graphic kind of person, I was jumping up and down at that moment – ok, after I made the exposure so I didn’t bump the camera. It really shows the wonderful patchwork and sea of rolling hills of this region.  Jed and I are really looking forward to our Mentor Series trip there next August. We can’t promise the same light but there will be many wonderful photo opportunities during our week!

This image was post-processed with Nik’s Viveza 2 Software. If you’d like to save 15% on your purchase of their software, use the code “BTHARP” at checkout on Nik’s site.


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