View from Steptoe Butte near sunset

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 9 September 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Steptoe Butte is a quartzite island jutting out of the silty loess of the Palouse hills in Whitman County, Washington. The peak is 3612 feet (1100 m) above sea level, about 1000 feet (300 m) above the surrounding countryside. (These facts are from Wikipedia).

SONY SLT-A77V 1/2 second F/22.0 ISO 50 165 mm (35mm equiv.)

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curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

it's like a moonscape, harry! :-))

9 Sep 2014 9:31pm

marije from ardèche, France

9 Sep 2014 10:38pm

marije from ardèche, France

Wonderfull landscape and magic lightning !

9 Sep 2014 10:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous image! I love the landscape and the view!

10 Sep 2014 12:27am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic composition and perspective! the wavy terrain looks very interesting!

10 Sep 2014 2:31am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue sur ces dunes superbe captage et vue

10 Sep 2014 3:05am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


10 Sep 2014 6:52am

Pierre from Belgium

Très jolie avec tout ces reliefs.

10 Sep 2014 7:00am

@Pierre: Thanks for your comment.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaa!! J'adore cette photo!5*

10 Sep 2014 9:40am

Chantal B. from Vitry le François, France

Une belle perspective dans un jeu d'ombre et de lumière parfait.

10 Sep 2014 9:56am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, shapes, colors, lighting & shadows!
Amazing view!!!!!

10 Sep 2014 11:46am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wonderful shot

10 Sep 2014 12:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me

10 Sep 2014 1:15pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well captured

10 Sep 2014 1:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this great view from the Butte. I like the light at this time of day. It reveals the wonderful curves and shapes of the Palouse very well.

10 Sep 2014 3:37pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow indeed ! this is definitely a must-visit-soon place and has been on my list since i first saw a photo of it !!!

10 Sep 2014 6:24pm