I am glad that August is over - it was hot. We are still in for some hot times but getting to September means we are getting closer to those crisp, wonderful days in late Fall! I can't wait!
I shot this with my Hoya macro filter, which you can read about here: http://www.nomadicpursuits.com/hoya-macro-filter-review/
I intentionally went a little soft on the focus, and definitely wanted the aged/weather look, as I thought it was fitting considering the subject. Stay cool out there!