Classic Idaho

Photo by Greg Schmidt

On April 9, an afternoon rainstorm rolled through Lewiston, where I live, and I set out camera in hand to capture sights from the storm. I like to think of photography as a bit of an adventure—how you get the photo is half the fun. Wandering through back roads on the Palouse between Lewiston and Moscow, I happened across this small cattle ramp, with the canyon in the background, and sun-lit storm clouds rolling in overhead.  To me, it seemed an iconic image of Idaho. What better way to express the state’s proud and rich history of both farming and ranching than with a cattle ramp amid green fields? Add to that the old Idaho saying, “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes, it’ll change,” and you have classic Idaho.

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