One of the items on my checklist when visiting the Palouse was a single red barn nestled alone in a field of brilliant green wheat. I did a lot of research online trying to find something like this, and I finally came across a potential candidate. I marked it on a custom Google map and navigated the countless dirt roads to get here. It was as perfect as I had hoped. Part of the fun of photographing the Palouse is simply driving through all the back roads searching for something beautiful to stand out. And once you find that special gem, especially when it's hidden from the main highways, it's such a great feeling because you know there aren't too many photos out there exactly like it. And while there's nothing wrong with postcard shots (I take them all the time), if you do your due diligence and research the hell out of a place before you visit, you'll definitely appreciate the results a lot more than just getting that same shot that everyone else already has.

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