Daniel Kinoshita took this shot atop Steptoe Butte, a 3,000-plus-foot butte that overlooks the farming community near the towns of Steptoe and Colfax. The sunset lighting, soft shadows of the landscape and colorful fields lend a painterly feel to the photograph. Kinoshita visited the area, known as the Palouse region, in May 2005.
Travel is synonymous with photography for Daniel Kinoshita. The longtime photographer treks around the globe to capture scenic sites, and readers of this paper have become acquainted with gorgeous landscapes of the world, thanks to Kinoshita's willingness to share his work in "Portfolio."
In late May 2005 Kinoshita spent a week in the Palouse region, which encompasses eastern Washington and north-central Idaho.
The area, "a mecca for photographers, is well known for its rolling hills, green and golden wheat fields and picturesque barns," he says.
Kinoshita features the Colfax cemetery on Memorial Day, where flags abounded like a red, white and blue garden in bloom; the colorful rolling landscape captured from Steptoe Butte near Colfax; farmhouses in Lewiston, Idaho; and artsy antique farming equipment in Uniontown, Wash.
The wheel-fenced farm owned by Steve and Junette Dahmen also houses antique farming equipment.
The countryside of the Palouse region boasts bands of colors, created by green wheat fields and brown uncultivated earth.
An old farm, built in 1880, stands near Lewiston, Idaho, amid the rolling green hills.
Memorial Day 2005 at the Colfax cemetery, when the grounds were adorned with 160 large American flags.