Hey Dog. Agree with your obsevations. If you check my OP I did mention this comparison was pretty diificult. It's all about that fluidity and the way the grass and leaves move in the wind, the sun hits you for a second, things like that.
All I can offer you and the other thread viewers is my...
You're from Vermont (basically Canada) and live 1000 miles south? I'm in England so I can appreciate getting a little sunshine, but not going out at-all during the hot season must mean you're going to become addicted to PC gaming;)
Never been to Louisana. How hot is it down there? Driven Chicago-LA in a white Dodge Intrepid, following the red desert and the Colorado. Scrunched my heals in D.Valley, sunburned my face off in utah and managed to survive Mexico too (just).
Hey Dog. A little new at this (as in don't know what I'm doing). I've uploaded 9 images via the image upload feature. Names are self-explanatory. If you want to see my cvars, just ask.
Err.. I've lost the other urls. **Mods - Can you assist?**