Sunset from Roundtop Park

I decided to get some sunset photos on April 9th. A few days prior there was an incredible sunset and I didn’t have my camera. I hoped today would have a sunset to rival the one from the previous week. Tonight’s wasn’t quite as spectacular but Mother Nature still made a very nice one.

My plan was to head to the large water tank that has “WSU” on it near the Palouse Ridge Golf Course. When I arrived I decided that I wanted to instead walk up the hill from the golf course to Roundtop Park. It offered some views of campus and the surrounding Palouse I wouldn’t see from the water tank. I stayed at the park for approximately two hours taking the photographs in this gallery.

Tonight I practiced using my various ISO, F-Stop, and exposure settings. It was a good opportunity to see how each one effected the other. I also was practicing getting some noticeable bokeh. Bokeh is the blurring effect in a photo that makes items in the background or foreground (or both) appear to be out of focus and fuzzy. This helps the subject of the photo better stand out.

In this gallery some of the photographs may look very similar but I chose these one because they had certain elements or features that I was trying to highlight in this photo shoot.

All the photographs were taken using my Canon 70D with a Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM and a tripod. I included the specific F-Stop, ISO, and Exposure settings in the description of each photo.

Snake River Canyons and the Palouse Hills

This afternoon I took a trip to Lewiston, Idaho. I decided to take the scenic route home and get some photos along the way. I drove on Wawawai Road up to SR194 and into Pullman. Along the way I stopped to get some photos of the canyons and rolling hills.