Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A hard day's night.....


Perth has just come through the 8th heatwave this summer, check out how Perthites deal with it.  As I was coming home a few days ago when the temperature was still around 38C at 4pm in the afternoon, I was waiting at the lights behind this trailer loaded with building gear, it got me thinking what it would be like to work outdoors in these conditions. I remember when David and Aimee were at school, if there were three consecutive days of very high temps with more expected, they could stay off school, I'm pretty certain that when you're a building contractor you don't have that option. I thought about converting this image to B&W to give it that 'grungy' look, but I think in colour it gives more of an idea of the intensity of the heat in the blue, cloudless sky.. Hopefully I'm not tempting fate by saying this, I think the worst is over, low 30C's for the next while, perfect! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.....

36 comments:

  1. UGH! Stuck in that traffic in the heat. You have really suffered with the heat in the west this summer, haven't you? I remember too well the relentless heat and blistering days on scorching sun when I lived in Perth. Wishing you some much needed respite. Hugs.

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  2. Oh, that does sound awful!! Sounds like Texas as a matter of fact -- one reason I no longer live there!! In the last hour we have had rain, snow, wind, and now blue skies and sunshine???? I think the weather god is having some serious mental/emotional problems these days!! Take care, I'm wishing cooler weather for you, Grace!!

    Sylvia

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  3. Wow Grace - that is hot. It is always the roofers and road pavers who I worry about in the summer. I couldn't do it!

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  4. I've often felt badly for those who have to work in extreme heat or extreme cold! In Florida, the worst, in my opinion, are the roofing people. When it's 95 degrees or more, it's pretty hot on those roofs! No shade up there!

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  5. Hope you are over the worst of the heat - we are just getting ready to enter our hot season...August is usually our worst time! However, I really love the heat...I prefer it to the cold!

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  6. I do feel sorry for the people that work outdoors, it must be really awful. This past weekend, we never left the house, as it was just so hot! I´m glad it´s finally cooler.

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  7. That first shot is great. Funny we were talking at work today about how nice it would be to work outside.

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  8. At first look I thought it was another 'Sculpture by the Sea'! Love the grunge. Love the weather!

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  9. The close image is a good one. Glad you didn't convert it to black and white.

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  10. here's to those who work hard!
    You have sharks about - don't you?


    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  11. remember: wave them about! LOL

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  12. Your making me think about the summer to come! It does get very hot here.

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  13. Being an outdoor worker all my working life i still remember quite vividly back in the 80's on one afternoon i had to work in 45 degree dry heat, it was very energy sapping and sweaty :-).

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  14. un bus pour promener les brouettes , il fallait y penser ;)

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  15. Here in south, when it's really too hot in summer, workers may stop working,and the boss gives them water.Summer will soon arrive and I already miss the cold..

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  16. 115 years ago? Good grief. I couldn't run 2 metres in that heat!

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  17. Good shot! But I suspect they know how to work outside then highest temps.

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  18. love love love those wheel barrows

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  19. When I was a teen and my father was a builder, he used to finish about 2pm and let his workers go home when it was around 40 deg. Well, to be truthful, they all went to the pub.

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  20. That is really hot overthere. I hope the workers can stop early when the heat is on.

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  21. I cant imagine what our summer will be like after the winter-less winter and these early May temps in mid-March .. think cool thoughts

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  22. loved your 'sculpture by the sea' series! stay cool.

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  23. kindly check this one out http://acorsame.blogspot.com/2012/03/this-blog-will-be-closed-soon.html

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  24. I knew 38 Celsius was hot. But, I found a handy dandy converter online which indicates that's 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Yikes! At 4 p.m.?! I hope it cools for you (and the outdoor workers) soon.

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  25. I worked in Israel for a few years. One of my first jobs was picking watermelons in the Dead Sea area. Due to it's geography and geology, it's hot, very very hot. Over 47 degrees at 8 AM already, when we stopped working... After this, it got to hot to get out. And back to work in the evening.

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  26. Great eye, Grace! The top composition is fantastic!

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  27. Le Printemps arrivera dans mon pays dans 7 jours et j'espère que la pluie s'en ira et qu'il y aura du soleil, un ciel bleu, et qu'il fera un peu plus chaud. Tu sais maintenant il ya 11° et cette nuit 6° .
    Bravo pour tes photos! Je t'embrasse.
    Erika

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  28. sounds like the temps when I lived in Arizona...we had a monsoon season once a year during July and August...the rest of the year months could go by with no rain. The temps in Phoenix (state capitol)during the summer months were usually triple digits pretty much all summer. Tucson was a little cooler but not much! Sierra Vista was the best because their elevation was higher...but all were suffering from water wells going dry. makes one realize how precious water is!

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  29. I fear that heat would be too much for me.

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  30. Your summer temps are quite a contrast to the unseasonably cool spring we've had here in the Bay Area the last two weeks. It's 10º C here this morning, up from 6 when «Louis» arose...

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  31. Wonderful framing in that first shot!

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  32. I am obviously glad that you posted these very good images in full colors. Many here would be happy to have a work at all, even under the scorching sun...

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  33. Great shots, I agree about the colour!

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  34. you can send about 15 degrees to the UK if you want! We might get to 25 with your help!

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