Palouse Falls State Park


Palouse Falls and the Milky Way
Palouse Falls State park is in the south-eastern part of Washington State. I had seen many stunning pictures of it and decided to drive there last Saturday to try my luck. The skies were predicted to be mostly clear and the moon was just starting it’s new cycle, and I was hoping to get some decent images of the Milky Way over the falls. Palouse Falls reflected light
I camped there at the Park and awoke at 1am, peeked out of the tent, saw stars and excitedly hurried over to the edge for a look.
Palouse Falls Panorama
Much to my surprise someone was down in the basin, near the base of the falls, and had started a camp fire! The red fire illuminated the falls with an ethereal glow. Palouse Falls and camp fire The entire canyon was lit up perfectly.
As for camera specs: I used a Canon 6D (full size sensor), a Rokinon 14mm lens, 30 sec. exposure, f/2.8 and had the ISO set at 4000.

19 thoughts on “Palouse Falls State Park

    • Absolutely! I was suprized to see the fire, there no dry wood to burn down there…and no place to camp there, so I have no idea why they made a fire, but it sure worked out well for me!

  1. What a time traveler would enjoy… The Class on Color, Field of View, “f” Stop, Focal length, Delay and the OUT OF DOORS…..Young Photographer…Part time…Week End camera “Clickers”.. ” WANT TO KNOW”…. Most do not know where to “Turn”, How or Whom to ask….THANKS for ” PUTTIN Some Info OUT THERE”. Thanks for being a “PROFESSIONAL”

    • Thanks, Laura. When I am put shooting and see the tiny images on the back of the camera I often think I have the ‘best shots ever’ and when I load them on the computer at home…not so much! But in this case the lighting was perfect…

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