Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

Contrasts come naturally on The Palouse, that area of rolling farmland in Eastern Washington and parts of Idaho.  Sunlight, storms, shadows — all contrast nicely with the overlapping fields of wheat, quinoa, oats, and canola which form contrasts of their own. You might think that 5,000 square miles of agricultural landscape would get monotonous, but not when you look for nature’s own contrasting elements.

Shadows on The Palouse

Shadows formed by clouds overhead and the direction of the sunset creep slowly across The Palouse.

Contrast of old and new:  The Palouse

The newness of a wind farm on The Palouse contrasts with an aging, long-standing structure.

Canola contrasting with green fields

Shadows reach forth changing colors on green fields, but a new yellow field of canola forms a contrast all its own.

Blue-sky day on The Palouse

Backlighting from a puffy-clouded sky casts a dark shadow on the landscape in the foreground.

For more entries in this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts, click here.

For more posts on the Inland Northwest in all its beauty, check out our page at the top of this blog:  Inland Northwest.

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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15 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

  1. kerlund74 says:

    Sharp and clear photos/colors. Wonderful entry.

    • Rusha Sams says:

      Thanks so much. I think these were mostly taken when we stopped, but I have several that were shot out of a car window while my husband drove!!! (Anything for a picture, I guess.) Thanks for reading!

  2. I love the colours in your photos, Rusha. Such wonderful scenery and open spaces. They pick up ‘contrasts’ very well.

    • Rusha Sams says:

      Thanks so much. My photos are decent, although I’m no photographer per se. The landscape at The Palouse lends itself to great shots, and I can only imagine what it would be like to live there with the luxury of getting out in the early morning or late evening hours to see the shadows unfold. Appreciate the comment.

  3. I wanna run in the green fields until I get tired then lie down and watch the clouds make interesting shapes in the sky…

  4. suzjones says:

    Stunning photos Rusha. 🙂

    • Rusha Sams says:

      Thanks you so much. I just love that part of the country. And I’m not sure if I’ll ever get back. Just savoring the moments by going through the pics whenever I get the chance. Appreciate the comment.

  5. Amy says:

    What a brilliant take on, Rusha! Love it 🙂

  6. jazzytower says:

    These are beautiful, Those are some wide open spaces, lucky you!

    • Rusha Sams says:

      You are so right — wide open spaces and the good luck to be healthy enough to travel and see this beautiful part of America. Thanks for taking a look and leaving a note.

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