That heatwave last week which was hitting central Europe last week was as welcome as it was challenging. On the one hand everybody enjoys warm and sunny days, especially after that lousy summer we've had this year. On the other hand it was a hard time for a photographer when the selected subject was not directly sunlit. A bright sun at a rather sharp angle made several shots very difficult, even if it was in your back. Super sharp contrasts, shadowy areas rendered in pitch black tones next to overexposed zones, a swamped light meter that often needed manual correction - this image from Altstätter Ring, Prague - gives you an impression. Quite unusual autumn weather!