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CAMERA  MAMIYA 645 PRO  

LENS  MAMIYA 500MM

FILM  FUJI VELVIA 50

Palouse wheat field, Palouse wheat farm, Mamiya 645 Pro

The Palouse is pitching a shutout. I can't find a wheat field in eastern Washington to photograph even though I'm surrounded by them. Turns out mid-April is too early to capture the killer colors the Palouse is famous for. Ready to give up I make one last pass around Steptoe Butte. I come over a hill and slam my brakes. The vista is breathtaking: Cloud showdows race across the sun-soaked wheat fields in waves. I park on the shoulder and grab my film gear. I press the shutter release cable every few seconds. My 15-exposure roll goes fast. I've driven this country road several times and never witnessed a light show like this. I probably never will again.

Palouse wheat field, Palouse wheat farm, Palouse, Palouse farm, Fuji Velvia 50, Jeff King Photography