Craft Matters

Palouse Granary

Palouse Granary

My previous Oregon Granary post inspired me to cycle back through images made in 2013 when I spent a few days exploring the Palouse in and around the towns of Walla Walla, Pullman, and Colfax. The weather was frustrating, persistent showers with extended cloud cover and lots of wind. But on the last day the skies parted and the remaining clouds provided dramatic atmosphere.

I happened upon this old well-weathered granary that afternoon and explored it for hours, even chatting with the farmer who owned the land around it. This image, one of my favorites, was made just as the sun was setting in the warm clear light.