© Ralph Crane, 1961, White-winged dove hunting in Texas

I hope that Felix Baumgartner is not mistaken for a white-winged dove when he comes down from his “helium trip”. Message to Felix: try not to kill any birds on your way down - remember: in such heights it’s down-before-up priority…

"For millions of Americans, fall means one thing: hunting season. Sure, there are school openings and pumpkins to be carved and, for much of the nation, “leaf-peeping” trips and screens to be swapped out for storm windows and countless other signs, big and small, of the cooling months. But in states from Maine to Texas, Oregon to Florida, the end of summer and the beginning of autumn heralds that time of year when family and friends get together for some quality shooting." (read more)

Quality shooting. For whatever that means…