I have been to the Palouse in Eastern Washington on several dedicated photo shoots with my large format Linhof. Each visit of the wheat country has been unique. It is a large area with literally thousands of miles of backcountry roads through the farm land and you can spend a week and never see the same field twice. The skies are alive with high altitude winds and the fields have been sculpted by the farmers, who are the real artists. Whenever I would set up my camera a farmer would invariably stop and chat and I would get suggestions for the next shot and an invitation to “the house” when I was done. I would always return to Bainbridge Island with dozens of new shots to develop and memories of conversations with new friends to remember.