Jordan Roberts Photography.
Steamboat Rock, Eastern Washington.
Eastern Washington is largely unexplored (save for Palouse Falls) in the landscape photography world. As Western Washington falls in the shadow of the Cascades, Eastern Washington falls in the shadow of almost all landscape photography in the Pacific Northwest; often being overlooked as "a bunch of farmland". This couldn't be further from the truth.
This shot is from Steamboat Rock along the Banks Lake, my new home in the Pacific Northwest. Sunsets like this are common enough to make me not think twice, however this night I ran outside my front door last minute because I knew it carried unique characteristics. You can see virga illuminated in the left part of the shot.
Steamboat Rock is a massive Basalt formation in the middle of the Banks Lake carved out by the Columbia River. A very unique icon of Eastern Washington, it really is a surprise you can't find any professional photographs of this area. So, I'm hoping to change that to some degree.
Process: This was a tedious manual blend for the lake and drawing light onto the back of Steamboat Rock. Perhaps that's the reason you don't ever see photos of this.
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