This year I led or Co-Led two back to back workshops in the Palouse.  Below you’ll find images from almost all who participated in those two trips.  Once again, I am blown away with the creativity and talent!  WOW!  Don’t forget to click on the blue link if there is one and follow these folks.

Helen Brierley

Laurie Snelling –  I will remember the Palouse as canola fields, clouds, big sky and rolling hills, a peaceful and happy place

Lori Probst – While I love all of the rolling agriculture photos in The Palouse, Ansel Adams Car is my favorite for two reasons, first because I brought my off camera flash and used high sync to light up the inside of his car and tame down the sky. The second reason is that photography has changed me, viewing the world through my lens has opened my eyes to see as I never saw before and feel a sense of inner peace.

Lynn Grady –  “Friends Gather Here” should be the headline for every John Barclay workshop. Even if you don’t know one another, you are friends at the end of your time together. What fun!

Ryn Clarke  –  “I remember the smooth vistas and serenely rolling hills of the Palouse, along with the burst of yellow from the vast canola fields. Enchanting!

Sheri Mabe – “This Palouse image illustrates black and white infrared at its optimum…creamy whites, rich blacks creating gorgeous soft contrast for a magical dreamlike effect.”

Debbie Laverell – The colors and contrasts and sweeping vistas of the rolling hills in the Palouse are mesmerizing.  For me, this image depicts the subtle beauty  and the key elements at the  heart of the region,

Bill Sherman- Here’s the only photo I got during our terrific trip that I am sure is unique.  It was taken using my special “Simulate Bad Alien Invasion Movie from the 1950s” filter (a steal at B&H for $22.00) on my 10-18 mm lens.  🙂

Sue Sherman – I was particularly struck by the juxtaposition of the small and large human footprint in the beautiful quirky red barn amidst the endless planted fields.  And since all of the Palouse looks like something out of an artist’s imagination rather than a real place, I felt compelled to add textures to celebrate and accentuate the inherent artistry of the landscape.  @sjsherman81 on Instagram

Suzanne Grady –


Jane Palmer –  I was so happy with the light that night on Steptoe Butte, and thought I’d gotten lots of fun shots. Everyone was getting tired, including me!  I was just getting ready to pack up my gear when I noticed the late light was turning all kinds of gold and even the grain elevator was golden on the side!  I clicked one image and the light was gone!  I am always surprised a bit by the fleeting quality of special light!  So this image is a reminder that magic only lasts for a second and you have to be prepared when it happens!


Beamie Young

Rita Florea –

Undulating hills
green, yellow, lit by the sun
shaded by the clouds
Jane Pederson  –  I chose my image to represent what I loved most about the Palouse:  The rolling hills, patchwork quilt of beautiful colors and my love of wheat fields. Liked the background hill thinking it might  be Steptoe.  I have sure enjoyed the other images and hope to see more.  It was such a great trip living up and even exceeding my expectations
Nancy Ney – This image makes me smile. Especially the cow on the left.
Lisa Hora – I was having a hard time finding a composition, the clouds where rolling in and the day was turning to night.  I turned to start walking back to the group and BAM!  There it was, the picture I was meant to capture.


Cathy Barclay – I will always remember the designs carved into the land by the farmers as they plant crops and till the land. How fortunate for us to have these artists leave a plethora of beauty for us!

Cathy Sherman –  I chose the 2 pics for contrast sake. When I look at the original, I see endless travel and possibilities. All light and cheerful. When I addedthe texture, that same road  to the future, seemed dark and ominous, fraught with peril.
Karen Constine – High above Dahmen Barn – “This image reminds me of a Magritte painting, it’s a barn; but it is not a barn (e.g., Magritte often painted ordinary objects in an unusual context, giving new meanings to familiar things). Being from Los Angeles, barns are also exotic objects to me.” 
Lynn Grady – The colors and contrasts of these old vehicles gave me such joy!
Constance Owen – The rural aspects of the area, farms and barns in their agrarian setting with the rolling hills, wonderful light, and terrific clouds made for wonderful photographic opportunities.  The fields full of wheat and canola at their peak made the trip well timed.
Tammy Walker – My favorite photo so far from our Palouse trip, is this house in the wheat field. This epitomizes the area for me – vast, wide open, huge sky, rolling hills of wheat, contrasting colors. I particularly like the drama of the sky and yet it feels peaceful to me.  Instagram at tammywalker75
Erin Tacheny – A moody morning at Steptoe

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