I was reading Art Wolfe’s blog yesterday and he mentioned that he had taken the participants in his Palouse Workshop into the town of Palouse on a clear hot sunny afternoon and told them to go out and shoot somethings that they normally don’t do. I got to thinking about that this morning and realized that the town of Brownsville up in the Valley – about 20 miles north of Eugene – held great potential for finding interesting subjects way out of my normal landscape shots.
I teamed up with Dave and Sally Hill and I think we had a wonderful morning just wandering in this charming little town.
I came across a bright eyed figure sneaking a peak out the window across the street.
We packed up the car and headed out for a leisurely drive home starting with a cruise around the back streets of town and came across a house that was so eclectic and whimsical it demanded a stop for some shots. What fun!! This image is what I think is the front door.
We headed out into the valley on the backroads and I noticed a field of sunflowers in bloom with booming clouds in the distance. Almost did myself in getting out of the car and setting up the camera to get this image. (Click on the image for a larger view which helps a lot.) This is a 15 shot panorama. Just topped off a wonderful morning. The Willamette Valley is tough to beat. As always comments are welcome. (Again my thanks go out to Dave for the loan of his spare camera or I would not have been able to capture any of this shots)