Well from the position of the recoil pad on his shoulder I suspect that was the first and last time he ever shot a shotgun. I suspect this was in retaliation to comments being made. I also notice no station or house plus he’s not even looking down the rib. I shoot skeet, trap and clays and have never seen that much smoke come out unless you were to pull the shot and shoot with the wadding only, then you have a bunch of unburt powder going down the barrel, another staged photo shot.
I wonder if they shopped the smoke in to add more to the picture? I’m sure some of our expert FReepers could analyze and tell.
I was just about to post that. No more than half the butt pad is in contact with his shoulder and the line from the top of the barrell meets the top frame of his sunglasses.
At the moment gases are coming out he should be getting pushed back by the recoil. He doesn’t look like there is any recoil pressure on his shoulder. My gut feeling is that they shot him standing there (pun intended) and photoshopped the exiting gases.
Besides, knowing these phonies, they would prefer manufacturing a fake picture over taking a real one, just because that’s the way they are.