The picture was taken from a steep ledge off a walking trail behind the old Veterans Administration Hospital in North Little Rock. With the sun setting rapidly, it was a race against time to frame the shot properly. I myself was surprised with the end result, which was achieved by minimal post-picture manipulation.
Summers in the Natural State are on most days hot and humid. This flaming shot of the setting sun aims to convey this feeling of intense heat on a hot summer day in the Natural State. The framing against Pinnacle Mountain and the Arkansas River in the foreground give a sense of welcome respite from this heat.
Parthak Prodhan, M.D., FAAP, FCCM, MBA, is a Professor of Pediatric Critical Care and Cardiology at UAMS.