Before Sunrise - Palouse, Washington

Many of the photos that you might see of sunrises in the Palouse are taken from the vantage point of Steptoe Butte. There you can look down on the rolling landscape from a height of around 3,600 feet. There are, however, many places that are just as pretty without shooting from a great height. When Jeff Clow and I were scouting the Palouse this past August, we headed to the town of Palouse (the Palouse often refers to an extremely big area in eastern Washington and western Idaho) and stopped on this road when we saw the great light and clouds that were welcoming the new day to us. The farmland in the foreground had recently been harvested and you can make out the tracks where the farm machinery had been only days before.