We were heading toward Steptoe Butte to take in the sunset. We mapped out a route that took us through several small towns in the Palouse west of Steptoe. One of those was St. John. St. John isn’t that different from many other small towns in the Palouse, but it had its unique charms. Primary of those was an old complex of storage facilities on the eastern edge of the town. I don’t know if the local residents think of them as iconic or as an eyesore, but in the late afternoon light of a beautiful partly cloudy day, these buildings became amazing photographic subjects.
I love the texture and color of the metal buildings. The paint on the front of the building is fading but still legible. The rust adds a unique look to the facility. I took many images, but this one seems to capture the look and feel of the buildings the best.
The image below is of the crossing signal you can see in the bottom right corner of the image above. I like the sharp detail and vibrant color against the out-of-focus building in the background. I hope you do as well. Enjoy.