Another thing I’m drawn to in the Palouse, are the grain elevators.  This one is a long way away when shooting from Steptoe Butte.  I had my 70-200 with 1.7x tele-extender and still had to crop the frame in half to get this particular composition.  The late light was magical, perfect for this kind of shot.  I pre-visualized a square crop when shooting this.  Its a good idea to NOT limit yourself to what the viewfinder sees.  In the old film days it was heresy to present anything other than what was shot.  Thankfully with digital, that idea is no longer valid.  Why limit yourself to what someone else decided was a good format?  The camera is already cropping the scene right?  So why not crop it further when post processing? 

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