The earth baked by the sun until it has cracked is a common sight in the middle of spring in India. It had rained heavily the previous night, but the dense mass of baked plates refused to let the water seep in. There are at least two months to go before the monsoon arrives. I wondered what the land would look like as we go forward into the summer: would the trees wilt, become shadows of what they are? I thought it would be interesting to show them only as shadows in this photo.