Yeah, it’s been a scorcher of a Summer in Texas this year – the ninas you know. Last year was unseasonably cool and this year we’re setting records and we haven’t even been in training – woo-hoo! ~:0) So we’re out on the plateau near where the “Hurry Sundown” photo was shot looking for a nice field with stubble from a recent harvest when a nice spot presents itself. Then it’s just a matter of getting a nice Ford hot-rod out and convincing an attractive young lady to hang about in the noon-day sun. She must have been English – at the time it didn’t occur to ask since she did at least have her own hat much like the rest of us. Great gag in this foto – at least I think so – we had a Hot-Rod, a Hot-Girl and a Hotter-than-Hot day. Shot as quickly as I could using me trusty Canon G11 on the rod and introduced everyone properly to Doctor Photoshop – with an assist from triple bracket of -1,0,+1 punched up with Photomatix Pro and m’ own special “dark-room” adjustments – finished up with a thorough pounding with a very large hammer ~:0) Sadly the sun was so intense that day that the car and the spunky sheila melted clean away leaving only a heaving great puddle of paint and denim at the corner of the stubble-field. One fun tidbit I noticed whilst purusing the ground was that all those stalks of hay made up an intricate matrix of little “X’s” – more X’s – I surmise – than anyone else has ever submitted to an organization that might find it’s self interested in the crossed-members -Ha! Say! While you’re all at it, snap some great photos – talk with some nice folks and share it all with your mates ~:0) VivaChas!