Lincoln County farmland

Posted by Don (Spokane, United States) on 29 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

I posted this in a larger size on http://slackwater.my-expressions.com in an attempt to convey the vastness of this area near my home. This landscape is part of my continuing collection of images that show the wide diversity of terrain in eastern Washington. Lincoln County is located west of Spokane in Eastern Washington. Lincoln County is an agricultural county with rich soils, boasting some of the highest soft white wheat yields in the nation. In the 2000 cenus the population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²) with an average density of houses at 2 per square mile (1/km²) The county is completely dependent on agriculture, primarily wheat farming. Lincoln County is generally considered the second-largest producer of wheat in the United States sometimes producing 25 million bushels (680,000 t) a year. Only about 500,000 of 900,000 acres (2,000 of 3,600 km2)of farmland in the county are planted in any given year due to the practice of typically harvesting one crop every two years, a necessity in a region with only 12 inches (300 mm) of precipitation annually.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

i love this kind of endless landscape, great
those icy patches really make the composition

29 Mar 2009 2:54pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Beautiful landscape! I am from Kansas, and I really enjoy the wide-open spaces whenever I travel to the western park of my state.

29 Mar 2009 3:38pm

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

Don, perfect done. Super composition, but I like the most quiet emitting from this painting and elegance which is the effect splendid framed. Bravo!

29 Mar 2009 3:41pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Beautiful landscape image!

29 Mar 2009 5:12pm

daina from New York, United States

It definitely needs to be bigger – I looked at the larger version and all of a sudden one sees the red barn and other details especially the textures. It is a wonderful vast landscape and you have captured so many details within it. I especially like the texture in the patches of snow. Some images need to be large so one can truly appreciate all of their elements. The limitations of posting on the internet do sometimes frustrate me also and printing images large I find financially prohibitive. P.S. beautiful landscape!

29 Mar 2009 5:18pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely minimalist panorama of a big landscape Don.

29 Mar 2009 5:41pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful!

29 Mar 2009 5:52pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A beautiful tranquil scene. A lovely composition and image!

29 Mar 2009 7:21pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Great shot. Interesting facts about the area, I was unaware of. Thank you for sharing.

29 Mar 2009 7:27pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

is truly impressive to see so 'large tracts of farmland in this earthly fotogravia really makes the whole idea of this great shot

29 Mar 2009 7:56pm

grant from kansas city, United States

impressive scale to this landscape don - great shot

29 Mar 2009 10:11pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb flowing landscape! very well composed and great light and tones!

30 Mar 2009 1:52am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wide open spaces. Nice work, Don.

30 Mar 2009 2:58am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

It seems so different with no farms. Almost like another country. Seems so isolated.

30 Mar 2009 3:50am

One from Açores, Portugal

Very good composition, nice framing, excellent layout.
Truly a beautiful land. Congratulations !

30 Mar 2009 4:23am

JamesC from portland, United States

Beautiful landscape. Calm and peaceful.

30 Mar 2009 5:19am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Very informative post, Don.Great shot of the expansiveness of the area.

30 Mar 2009 5:25am

cat from Tel Aviv, Israel

This is gorgeous! So excellently composed - the way the patches of ice or snow on the ground are echoed in the small and large mountaintops, and the way that tiny red barn suddenly grabs the eye. Your colours come out very well on the monitor, very rich.

2 Apr 2009 4:14pm