The Last Hurrah!

June 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

 

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Saturday morning we had one last photo stop as a group at the round barn.  Then it was breakfast at The Breakfast Club in Moscow, Idaho before members of the group began to head home.  The Breakfast Club turned out to be a great breakfast place, with a standout being the cinnamon roll pancake which John strongly suggested should be ordered as a shared side dish and enjoyed by all.  So we did....and he was right!!

 

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Here's a view of the round barn.  While I'm sure there are many to be found, the only other one I've seen is in Vermont, so it's fun to see and photograph this one,  We spoke with a homeowner across the street from the barn property.  She was very friendly,  gave us some info about the history of the area, and was quite willing for us to take photos of her wonderful garden, which included some vibrant red poppies.

 

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While most of the group was headed home this morning, there were five of us staying over.
Here's a picture of our group before we all went our separate ways.

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  Rich and I, Megg, Rosanne, and Lynne decided to spend the day together on one last photo adventure.  I asked John at breakfast to recommend some spots for us, and he gave us some pretty detailed directions to a couple of locations which we did manage to find, after a couple false starts. Our group divided into two cars, and had a great day exploring.
 

 

As we headed out with John's directions in hand, we passed an old barn, and then an old silo - both of which required photo stops.

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Unfortunately this silo didn't even come close to being as interesting as the one we saw Friday in Uniontown.

 

Our next destination was to be a farm on Conrad Road that John had recommended.  We got a bit turned around along the way, and as we were getting ourselves headed in the right direction, we came across a cool row of old cars that John had mentioned in passing.  He had told us if we saw them and wanted to photograph them to go up to the house and ask permission.  We did that, sending Lynne since Rich declared she was the cutest.  The homeowner did give us permission for right then, but made sure we understood that we did not have permission for any other time.  The story behind the trucks is that the father used to collect them.  When he died, his son decided to line them all up on a small bluff facing the road as a memorial to his dad. 

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John had advised us to "look over our left shoulder" when we reached the junction of Almota and Klaus.  We did, and it was gorgeous.  Here's one view I really loved.

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So once we got ourselves turned around and heading in the right direction, we found the farm immediately.  It was, indeed, very picturesque.  In addition, there were many beautiful examples of the rolling hills the area is famous for, and Rosanne wanted some shots of those.  You can see from the images why no one was arguing with her.

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While Roseann had a yen to photograph the green, rolling hills one last time, I wanted a final opportunity with the canola.  We found ourselves on a side road not too far from the wheel fence, and spotted some bright yellow fields.  Going up the road to the cemetery gave us a better look, and so I was able to get some more of that happy yellow.  I decided to play with the Slow Shutter app, and the pictures below show the same field both with and without using the app.  I'm kinda' partial to the blurred image, what do you think?

 

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And...two more iconic shots of the Palouse landscape.

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Our final stop was an old wood silo that doesn't look as though it will last another winter.  We had passed by before, but decided we really should stop and take a closer look.  Once again, the texture just ropes me in, love stuff like this!

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After the silo, the group called it quits.  Lynne had a really early wake up call for Sunday, and all of us except Rosanne were leaving in the morning.  It was a good day, and gave us a chance to get to know each other a little bit better.

 

Earlier Saturday morning I received the sweetest email from Rad, along with a photograph he had taken of Rich and I.  What a special way to end our week.  We had a wonderful photographic experience, met some great people that I'm sure we will see again on another workshop, and thoroughly enjoyed the leadership, and camaraderie of both John and Rad.

 

Here's Rad's email and photograph.

 

Dear CJ and Rich,

Seeing you two together in such a loving way all week was a joy and inspiration. THAT’S marriage. As a relative newly wed (approaching five years) watching you made me miss my wife even more than usual!

I took the liberty of making this image of the two of you. The background is a Palousian sky.

Safe travels home and I look forward to the next time our paths cross!

Best

Rad
 
Rich and CJRich and CJ

 

 

 


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