i posted a similar shot taken last winter, and couldn't resist re-visiting the old barrel this summer. as i sat on the back porch working, i would glance at it on and off all day. the weather was weird, even for New England - thunderstorms almost everyday for the two weeks i was there. the unsettled weather did, of course, make for interested light patterns, and it finally came together one evening, just as the sun was setting behind a neighbor's tree and i was shuttling to and from the grill...at first, i wanted to post a version taken from the same perspective as the winter shot, but i liked this better. 2 seasons down, 2 to go!