Well, we had one 104 degree afternoon, some rain, a lotta sunshine, and I think we each took several thousand images. It was nice to have some clouds in the sky to breakup all that blue. While I love the Palouse in any season, I like the harvest time best. I think it's because I like the gold and yellow hues. I used the 70 to 200 mm zoom as much as, if not more than the 17 to 40 mm wide angle zoom. I like isolating the subject with the telephoto lens. Like the image below where I was able to keep some telphone poles out of the image.
This is the full frame shot of the Palouse 10 to 15 degrees off the sunset. I know I wanted the center section for the final image. I was using the 70 to 200 mm lens at 200mm, trying to isolate the rolling hills.
Here's the final image after cropping out some of the sky and all of the foreground. To isolate the subject, either use a longer lens or you can crop in post processing later as I did here. I use both techniques, but here I cropped because I wanted the the whole width of the hills. I also took a four frame pano of this scene which woudl be a third way to isolate just the rolling hills in filtered evening light.
It was a great trip, plenty of photographic opportunities and I think everyone had a great time. I'll be leading another workshop next year the workshop dates will be July 25th through 29th with 4.5 days of photography, four sunrise/morning sessions and five afternoon/evening session. We get up early and stay out pretty late so a break in the middle of the day offers a good chance to catchup on some missed sleep.
Enjoy! Thanks Tim