Summer has been hanging tough of late, no more so than yesterday whilst I was on assignment for The Trustees at Rocky Woods and Powisset Farm. I was spending the day shadowing The Trustees Volunteer of the Year, Alan Pasnick. He’s retired from work, but has discovered his proverbial second wind lately, giving The Trustees more than 1200 hours of his time and skills. In that time he’s built doors, tables, beautiful Adirondack chairs, and loads more, including this beautiful tractor pull set up (pictured) that sits in the children’s area at Powisset Farm. It was a fun challenge as I was there to make portraits of Alan as well as putting together a video of him. And yes, it was incredibly hot and muggy. Of course Alan and his colleague Mark were doing a lot more work than I was! One of the portraits was a fully functional set-up, but the rest, including the tractor shot, ended up being "run-and-gun!" No time for big lights, just holding a strobe at arm's length in a bid to beat the sun!