Melissa Leady

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Occupational Hazard

Apr 18, 2014
Occupational Hazard

As promised, a photo of my sunrise photo shoot.  If only I'd looked in the cloudless sky before I departed I might have just slept in.  But I didn't notice the overcast sky until I was almost at the field.  I arrived at 6:20am, with sunr...

Tulips at Sunrise

Apr 17, 2014
Tulips at Sunrise

I've been back from the Palouse for over a week now, and while I've been posting photos from my trip out there I was continuing the tulip field practice.  This is probably my best photo from the week.  This particular tulip variety is called ...

Tree Farm, Early Spring (version 2)

Apr 16, 2014
Tree Farm, Early Spring (version 2)

The more abstract version. I was reading on the GreenWood Resources website this morning, and I was interested to learn that this particular tree farm in Boardman is part of a larger renewable tree farm industry. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, they...

Tree Farm, Early Spring

Apr 15, 2014
Tree Farm, Early Spring

On our way home from the Palouse we happened to drive past this large field of Poplars planted in tight rows.  The young leaves were glowing in the afternoon sun, in just the shade of spring green that I'd been admiring all month.  I was pret...

Waves of Grain

Apr 14, 2014
Waves of Grain

Or maybe a better title would be Rows of Grain.  One of the interesting things about the Palouse was the row patterns cut into some of the hills by the farming vehicles.  It's the same sort of pattern you see mowed into baseball fields. I kno...

Waves of Green, take 2

Apr 13, 2014
Waves of Green, take 2


Waves of Green

Apr 12, 2014
Waves of Green

Here's a good Palouse example of the freshly planted grain next to the unplanted rows.

The Palouse

Apr 11, 2014
The Palouse

The Palouse is a large agricultural area in the southeastern part of Washington and western part of Idaho.  It was originally a rolling prairie, but settlers converted the area to productive grain and legume fields in the late 1800s. I read that t...

Palouse Fence

Apr 10, 2014
Palouse Fence

I'm getting ahead of myself with this photo, but I wanted to include it in the Thursday Good Fences meme.  Plus it's a good image to follow yesterday's wide angle shot, because this is a pretty good example of using my zoom lens to abstract a scen...

Heading East

Apr 9, 2014
Heading East

The Cascade Mountains, and the Columbia River Gorge cutting through them, create two very different ecosystems to their east and west.  Photos from the last three days were all taken within several hours of each other, and show the transition of b...



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