THE PALOUSE HARVEST
JULY 24-28, 2021
(5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS)
with Jeremy Woodhouse
Fields of Canola
I have just completed two tours to the Palouse, the first in May, the next in June and was amazed by what I saw. Although I was there at the perfect time for the spring crop, due to the ongoing drought, many of the plants were not as high as they should have been, especially the canola which is running about 5 weeks late. This is why I returned in June—and boy was there canola!! We will return once again at the end of July to catch the beginning of the harvest season, which I am reliably informed by local farmers, will be earlier than usual, again due to the dry, hot conditions. Join me!
The itinerary below is subject to change based on the weather and the will of the group.
The best time to visit the Palouse is between May and August. In May and early June you will see a mix of green fields and freshly planted fields. By mid-May the canola fields will be bright yellow and May is also one of the best months to see wildflowers.
In May sunrise temperatures can be below 40° F, especially at the top of Steptoe Butte, so you will need warm layers. In mid-May and early June there will be a much better chance of having some clouds which is always better than bald blue skies..
4 SPOTS OPEN
TOUR COST: $1,695
5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS
GROUP SIZE: ONLY 6
Tour Price Includes
- Ground Transportation
- Park Entrance Fees
- In-Field Photography Instruction
- Post-processing and Image Critique
Tour Price Excludes
- Transportation to/from your home to Spokane or Colfax, WA
- Meals and snacks
We will stay in the town of Colfax at the Best Western Wheatland Inn (509) 397-0397.
You should make your own booking. Rates are at the following link. Please contact them directly to make your reservation from 24-28 June, 2021 (4 nights).
Dress for the Weather
Personal Gear List
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat
- Water bottle
Photo Equipment Checklist
- Sturdy tripod and ballhead
- Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera Body
- Wide angle lens in the 16-35mm range
- Mid-range zoom lens in the range of 24-100mm
- Long telephoto lenses in the 100-600mm range. You will want a lens that is longer than 200mm for many of the locations we visit! A 100-400mm or 150-600mm will be perfect
- Circular polarizer filters and ND filters for your lenses. If you like shooting with grads, bring them along. A 6 or 10-stop ND filter will be useful for creating very long exposures.
- Backpack to carry your gear
- Extra batteries, memory cards, and cleaning supplies
- Laptop if you wish to backup your photos or follow along during the post-processing instruction.
- Instructors will wear masks while teaching at close range
- Clients are encouraged to wear masks whenever they are at close range
- Where possible, we will practice social distancing. Tripods 6ft apart.
- You are encouraged to wash hands frequently and use hand sanitiser.
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