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Viewpoints

Wildlife photographers often rely on blinds to capture images of wary animals and birds. Patience is the name of the game—hours are usually spent waiting for a single moment’s opportunity. I thought of this as I sat in my truck last week—I was taking a brief lunch break from shooting wheat harvesting and happened to be facing a large grass seed warehouse. Could I shoot a picture without getting out of the vehicle? Was there anything interesting outside my metal blind? It didn’t take long to see the interplay between the straight and diagonal lines, the blocks of shade, and the colored vs. monotone areas (I divided the photo into halves to emphasize the latter point). A zoom lens helped frame the shot, as there were major distractions on either side of the final image. It goes to show how you can find a photo almost anywhere, even when you’re not looking for it.

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