We have arrived at the ninth Nikon Cafe Challenge. Here's to hoping it's a good one. After careful consideration I have decided upon the topic for this challenge: Summer Images that evoke a sense of summer...the sweltering heat...mirages raising from warmed blacktop...the beach...whatever...should be included in this, the ninth Nikon Cafe Challenge. The Rules: - One picture per participant - Please give your picture a Title. - One can edit/change the text of the entry as often as necessary, but the posted pics are to remain unaltered once posted. - Pictures can be edited in PS but must have been taken during the submission dates. - Somewhat controversial pictures are permitted, but please use your judgment and keep it within reason. - Please include the EXIF data so that everyone can learn from your exceptional shooting skills! SUBMISSION: Submission for this challenge starts now - Saturday, July 09, 2005 And will end on - Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 23:59 utc/gmt. To avoid time disputes the following website will be used as our time standard: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_UTC.aspx So. Post your submissions in the Submission Thread. When the submission time has elapsed I'll put up a voting thread and explain the voting procedure in that thread at the time it's posted. Put on your thinking caps! Be creative! And above all enjoy yourselves! Addendum - To those of you living in the southern hemisphere - please feel free to participate. Find a way to express what summer means in a different way!