Phoenix is hot in the spring and hotter in the summer. And this office worker, wearing an ID badge around his neck, shows its effect. I shot this image on a hot day in May from across the street, using a telephoto focal length of about 240mm. I focused and exposed with a spot meter on the highlights of his white shirt in order to prevent burning them out. The image becomes darker as a result, which helps hold detail in the bright sidewalk as well. He covers his eyes with his hand. Does he see the signboard for the Deli that seems to be in his path? Or has he often walked this way before, and no longer needs to closely watch his step? This image asks such questions to the viewers, as well as expressing the effect of the climate on those who walk this street.