Crop Dusting - Steptoe Butte State Park, Colfax, Washington

As many times I have been in the Palouse, I have been very unlucky with seeing crop dusters that I could shoot. On my visit there last month, we saw lots and lots of them that more than made up for previous visits. We spotted them flying overhead, landing and taking off at the small airport, in the distance and, my favorite, looking down on them form Steptoe Butte. The first time I remember becoming aware of crop dusting was many years ago watching Alfred Hitchcock's great movie, North by Northwest. In it, Cary Grant is attacked by an in-flight crop duster. The good news is that none of us was attacked on this trip.