Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Landscape

Waves of Grain II

  • Photographer
    Morris Asato
  • Technical Info
    1/200 Sec, F8.0, 300mm, Iso 100, Sony A7r3
  • Photo Date
    June 2019

Tucked away in southeastern Washington is an agricultural area with a unique topography. Known as the Palouse, this area primarily grows grain. This grain elevator, located in Steptoe, Washington, requires a long lens and a high vantage point to photograph. The high vantage point was provided by Steptoe Butte State Park which is approx. 2-3 miles (straight distance) from the town of Steptoe. A long lens created the compression needed to bring the rolling hills together. In case you are curious, written on the grain elevator is ‘Whitman County Growers’.

I am Morris Asato or ‘Morey’ to some of my friends and an amateur photographer from San Diego, California. I have been using photography as a creative outlet for several years. As you can see from my images, I do cover a variety of subjects but the one element I try to bring to my composition is some blend of art and photography. Since a lot of my images are creative expressions of what I sense and visualize, the term creative art photography probably sums it best. My hope is that my images connect with others who can sense the feeling I was trying to convey. -- www.zenfotos.com --