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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 5 October 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

I found that steep sided half bowl interesting.

The Palouse

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Really awesome, this overflight.

5 Oct 2011 6:25am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great view

5 Oct 2011 7:00am

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

were you in an air-balloon to take those beautiful pictures ?

5 Oct 2011 7:10am

@Veronique: I wish! Actually, I was on Steptoe Butte. Please see this Wikipedia article.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful viewpoint that affords such a great view with all those undulating contours and tones! Fabulous shot Steve!!

5 Oct 2011 7:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom


5 Oct 2011 7:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bravo ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

5 Oct 2011 8:02am

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Sweet landscape... the low light highlights the shapes and the ruts. Yes quite interesting and pleasant.

5 Oct 2011 8:29am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Perfekt eingefangen.

5 Oct 2011 8:53am

k@ from Paris, France

Real fan of this serie, so soft & harmonious & glorious Mother Earth tribute.

5 Oct 2011 9:04am

Z from Shanghai, China

I love to see this pleasant and lovely color again!

5 Oct 2011 9:06am

Florence from Paris, France

This place really seems fascinating and eye-catching for photographers. Such colors and shapes. So unusual, as far as geology is concerned, and so aesthetic.

5 Oct 2011 9:17am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Are you a bird???... very graphic and lovely view.

5 Oct 2011 9:29am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating - it really would make a perfect amphitheatre. These high angles of yours are excellent.

5 Oct 2011 10:23am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

This is another incredible scenery! Such a beautiful and enchanting painting! Superb framing, rendering and wonderful title!:-)

5 Oct 2011 10:32am

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

Oh, this one is lovely ...i really like a lot

5 Oct 2011 10:37am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Super landscape shot Steve, I love the oblique lighting and the gentle rolling formations.

5 Oct 2011 10:42am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Impressive artwork of nature! It looks like a completely other planet than I'm used to!

5 Oct 2011 11:33am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I agree with Curly this is great and how do you get air-borne to get these shots?

5 Oct 2011 12:02pm

@J.R.: I was standing firmly on Steptoe Butte. Please see this Wikipedia article.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the gentle rolling feel of the landscape Steve! In some respects it almost looks like a links style golf course! Nicely captured! ;-)

5 Oct 2011 12:08pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful terrain just waiting for great performances.

5 Oct 2011 1:02pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great overview!

5 Oct 2011 1:21pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good view.

5 Oct 2011 1:46pm

vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

I wonder how the acoustic is in this amphitheater...Beautiful landscape shot!

5 Oct 2011 2:04pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

We would say a dune in a desert of sand which would like to re-turn green! Beautiful and fascinating theater of the man with the nature !

5 Oct 2011 2:48pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

When I think of how the Palouse was formed, this unusual and very different feature of the terrain poses an interesting problem… how could this have happened. Fine picture of this interesting half bowl.

5 Oct 2011 2:55pm

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

fantastic view and location! breathtaking, like a patchwork of green and brown hills! superb!

5 Oct 2011 3:38pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Really great, splendid landscape and superb shot. Good day.

5 Oct 2011 4:04pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love this series ! like dunes of grass in a country side ! wonderful !

5 Oct 2011 4:20pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great aerial view that you've captured with great textures! I love the amphitheater that you spotted.

5 Oct 2011 5:06pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

As many say, this serie of shots is a pure pleasure to discover.

5 Oct 2011 5:14pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

What a lovely theatre! ;)
Surround sound effect?

5 Oct 2011 5:25pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great overview. Wonderful landscape. Love this amphitheater. :)

5 Oct 2011 5:33pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Beautiful landscape!nice shot.well done

5 Oct 2011 5:39pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely landscape with the rolling soft hills and beautiful colors, great title too! Great shot!

5 Oct 2011 5:56pm

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Is this landscape on another planet??? ;-))
I like the colors, curves and levels .............

5 Oct 2011 6:03pm

skarlet from Iran

amazing place and amazing view...

5 Oct 2011 6:07pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful, Steve!!!

5 Oct 2011 6:43pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a very appropriate title, steve! it also reminds me of dunes in the sahara, overgrown of course, but still ...

5 Oct 2011 8:10pm

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

:-)) thank you for the link , very interesting

5 Oct 2011 8:28pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Another awesome image in this series! Simply fantastic!

5 Oct 2011 8:37pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Another awesome, impressive shot in this series. Great..great images, full of beautiful shapes, tones, textures ...

5 Oct 2011 9:13pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful shapes.

5 Oct 2011 10:34pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent title....awesome shot and treatment.

5 Oct 2011 10:55pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous capture. fine pov

5 Oct 2011 11:50pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great find - you named it well Steve. I like this photo.

6 Oct 2011 12:20am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What a view, and that half-bowl is awesome! It's hard to believe these are natural formations as they're so delicately done. Wonderful landscape shot Steve.

6 Oct 2011 1:27am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

these just get better and better! another mesmerising pattern of textures and lines!

6 Oct 2011 3:06am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Ah, they are terra forming Mars at last. An unusual and interesting scene.

6 Oct 2011 3:56am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, this is just fantastic! Your vantage point is perfect and I love the patterns that are highlighted by the lowlight and shadowing!

6 Oct 2011 4:53am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Surreal looking

11 Oct 2011 11:41pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Congratulations Steve!
This shot is for us one of the best of the week. Loved the look from another peaceful world.

26 Oct 2011 1:37am