Thursday, July 29, 2010

(Day 210) 'Toilng' under the hot sun

You can tell we northerners aren't acclimatized yet to the heat (33C/92F) and humidity (90+%). The slightest exertion - like reaching for a cold drink - results in beads of perspiration. Even the mere act of thinking too much causes the face to flush. The only solution is to stop toiling, grab the tubes, and jump into the pool - which is at a refreshing 32C/90F ! Now, please don't misconstrue this as a complaint - far from it! If I had to really toil under the hot sun, I might grumble a bit, but since I don't, I'm soaking it up.

These are the tools of my trade these days:

(18-55mm  f5.6  1/640 sec  ISO400)

22 comments:

darlin said...

Awesome, colorful photo Rick and what an awesome way to spend the day! We also reached 33 degrees here today, and yup I didn't think today in fear of breaking out into that sweat you mentioned! lol

Katherine said...

Oh dear Rick..my heart bleeds for you, you poor man. You have such a nasty job & the tools of your trade of horrific. Here in Australia we would say "You lucky bugger you!" What a hard day in the office for you! tee! hee! hee!
Happy splashing!
By the way the photo is good as usual...lovely, vibrant colours.

Chad said...

You mean going from 90% humidity to 100% is what the doctor ordered? Living out here in the west where the humidity is low,I don't know how you do it.

Carolyn Ford said...

You are a VERY smart man! And, what a great DOF on these tubes too! Very cool composition, Rick!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Have fun making memories that will take you through the winter to come.
Blessings,Ruth

ma thet zin said...

I really love your posts!

S. Etole said...

so glad you are not toiling in vain ... :-)

CarreraCaballo said...

Very nice colors, makes the observer happy just by looking at the photo :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

Janell said...

We used to have those tubie things and beat each other over the head with them. Can we do that? (it's too late).
Love the colors though.

Scott said...

Seeing those makes me see happy people splashing around in a cool (Though 90F isn't that cool) pool and having a ball. I need to get - and use - some tools like those. Nice shot.

Rick said...

@darlin - wow, that's going to make it a HOT move! Smart of you to avoid more unnecessary perspiration through excessive thinking ;-)

Enjoy your weekend!

Rick said...

@Katherine - ha ha - thanks for the 'sympathy' :) It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!

Hope your weekend is already off to a good start!

Rick said...

@Chad - LOL - I know what you mean Chad; we used to live out west where 60% humidity was considered HIGH!

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - thanks Carolyn - for recognizing I'm smart, of course ;-) LOL!

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thanks Ruth - always great to look at the photos again when the snow is swirling!

Rick said...

@ma thet zin - thank you for stopping by, and your nice comments.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - ha ha - that would be a bit like chasing after the wind!

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - thank you Joseph; mission accomplished!

Rick said...

@Janell - thanks for stopping by and commenting. It's never too late to have fun like that - it's only too late if you can't act like a kid anymore! When my kids come over (they're all over 25) we still do that.

Rick said...

@Scott - I never get tired of working with tools like that. Hope your weather is conducive to splashing around in a pool too. Thanks Scott - hope you're enjoying your semi-'retirement'.

imac said...

Red white and blue -- whats that green doing in the pic?lol

Rick said...

@imac - for my Italian friends ;-)