Tracks in Dry Soil, Eastern Washington State


In May, we took a quick long weekend trip to Eastern Washington state. In was an unusually hot week, with temperatures in low 40s (Celsius, around 100 Fahrenheit). Much of this area is rolling hills with fields filled with various crops. It is a very photogenic place. This photograph is not typical for the area, but it captures our feelings of the heat.

We like the way the tracks lead the eyes into the picture, but the landscape is mostly empty. The gap between the two low hills provides a destination for the tracks.

This photograph was make on Kodachrome with a 20mm, very wide-angle, lens. The lens allows extremely long depth of field, from about a metre from the camera all the way to the farthest horizon.