Cannonballs and Good Friends

Rathdrum Prairie, Idaho

Mar 10, 2015
Outside Magazine
cannonball snow jump outside photography

No preconceived idea, just a gut response in the moment and a willing friend!    Photo: Woods Wheatcroft

Sometimes all you need for a great picture is a gut feeling and a willing friend.

That was certainly the case for this image. Here, Atom Welch drops a cannonball from the upper deck of a random farm structure into a not-so-snowy field. Taken in the Rathdrum Prairie just south of where I live in Sandpoint, Idaho, this particular shot plays into the spontaneous humor that is a main ingredient of my photographic approach. A touch of humor in a barren landscape can make all the difference. 

TOOLS: Canon 1Ds MkII, 50mm, 1/500 second, f/5, ISO 100

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