From The Archives: Cooling Off With An Epic Squirt Gun Battle
It’s been hot this week in the IE, so I’ve spent much of my time indoors sorting and cataloging files on an old hard drive. I stumbled on this photo, from 2005 if the clock in my camera was set correctly, which seems to fit the weather we’re currently experiencing.
As a former newspaper photojournalist, I recall spending an inordinate amount of time and driving an incredible number of miles in search of weather art, something that summed any given day’s climatic conditions perfectly. I loved competing against colleagues to find the best weather picture any day we had time.
I recall leaving home late one day and catching sight in the rear-view mirror of Jonathan and his friend Corey engaged in a squirt gun battle with two of the biggest Super Soakers I’d ever seen. I locked up the brakes and grabbed a camera from the trunk to catch these two at play.
Sometimes the investment of hours and miles would reward us with something right in front of our house!