Heat Wave
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Heat Wave

Shortsighted

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Climate predictions for the end of this century derived from computer models fed current data suggest that we may have 60 – 70 days a year with temperatures above 30 degrees. I’m thinking that we may reach that development much sooner. I just heard a forecast that puts us above 30 degrees for the rest of this week and quite possibly all of next week as well. Thanks to the Gulf of Mexico we always seem to get humidity along with the heat giving us a summer fixture called humidex. I am really beginning to detest that word. Too hot to do anything! Then again, a great excuse to do nothing at all. Despite the humidex and a gimpy ankle, Ally manages to cover her turf on a daily basis … a real super trooper … while the rest of this site’s members are beering with the heat as best they can and with copious beer comes a dearth of posts … at least the coherent ones.
I have little to offer as relief from the heat and my brain farts certainly don’t help so I’ve searched for something to cool things off, if only psychologically.

Ice Canyon
Massive accumulations of ice made it difficult to determine where land ends. In several spots the ice split appearing as a long meandering crevice. In this instance an actual separation right down to the lake water revealed shear walls and icicles festooning the canyon here and there.


Minty Fresh
I usually photograph ice scenes in B&W since colour is not an essential ingredient but sometimes when conditions are right the ice retains a minty fresh tinge of blue-green that is so satisfying and so refreshing that it warrants keeping the palate open. I feel cooler already.


Sugar Ridge
Not actually a ridge but I like the way it sounds. A dusting of snow and hoarfrost play well together and I’m just there to capture the moment.



Exploring the Edge
Sometimes an intrepid walker is needed to provide scale and underscore the inherent danger when land ends in shear ice. B&W with a hint of residual colour bleeding through better captures the chill in the air.


The Wind Blows through It
A building in a snow storm usually looks inviting but when it is fenestrated through ruin it actually has the opposite effect.


Crystal Trail
After an ice storm there are many crystal trails but this one at the edge of a formidable clearing and shot against the sun had an ethereal quality that needed to be captured for unpacking again during the heat of summer.


Icy Shroud
A lone tree located near the shoreline was the recipient of repeated drenching from storm-churned waves and the resultant ice accumulation seems to me as a fine example of nature’s artistic hand, just one of many displays of artisan-like ice formations along this stretch of the park.


Rock n Roll
Summer has its share of cold beer and Rock & Roll but sometimes winter has its moments too.
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Love the Rock& Roll!~
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Paul O'Toole

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Here are the temps for Toronto:

Source: The Weather Network
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That's it ... rub it in.
So cruel.
I need another slap of snow ...
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To rub it in even more - I am really enjoying this weather.  :D
Then again, millions of years of evolution took me to South Asia, no wonder I like hot weather.
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Tell me you make a living taking pix...those are no ordinary pix....everything you post is truly spectacular.

As for the heat...I think we're screwed...George Carlin had a bit about climate change and our impact on Earth....Earth will be fine...we're screwed. (He used different language.)

That said, where I was once a winter person...loving the cold...as I get older my tolerance for winter has diminished greatly....summer is now my fav and I LOVE the heat....my wife  (who was born in India) complains about the heat and I think to myself...this isn't even India hot...I've been in India when it's hit 46 C.....bet you could take some awesome heat pix.
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I wish I could tolerate the heat, although it's mostly the humidity that burdens me.
I don't take photos for a living. To do that I would need to know what I'm doing instead
of just making it up as I go along. Also, I would actually have better equipment. I tried
doing something else for a living. I did it for forty years and never succeeded at it, at
least not the part that involved making money. Couldn't convince anyone to receive
treatment unless it was free. I take photos because I like it ... no other reason ... and
then only because I was gifted a digital camera. Used to use film ... started at age 14 ...
but that eventually became too expensive so I gave it up in my late twenties only to
resume when I got the digital camera (first a Canon G9 and then a Canon t4i). I reckon
that DSLR is on its last legs by now but it doesn't matter because my care-giving duties
make going out to shoot photos impossible.
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In law there's a Latin maxim that gets bandied about...res ipsa loquitor.... ("rays" "ip' - sa" "law - kwi' - tor") the matter (thing) speaks for itself....it applies to your pix....your equipment is good enough and you definitely know what you're doing.

I hear you re: treatment for free...when I was younger, a friend of my parents came to me for professional help...he was in dire straits...I helped and handed him a ridiculously low bill b/c I had no concept of how to bill properly...but even that bill shocked him and he said something to the effect of "I didn't know you were going to charge me...I just thought b/c you were starting out I'd give you a little business" to which I replied "It's not business if I'm doing it pro bono"...he never paid....and he never did bring me any paying work.
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I know what you mean. I had patients that demanded the best of everything even before receiving a diagnosis let alone a treatment plan and then ultimately having to admit they could not pay for any treatment modality, even the least expensive, as if they were expecting the government, or an insurer to pay for everything. So many people are living in delusion. I mean, isn’t that what advertising is all about … delusional and magical thinking with no basis in reality. Reality does not sell well! I have also heard the trope you described … of being told about all the people someone knows and all the work they will refer when those claims are all posturing and BS. I guess the problem, among many, is that I was located in a poor area and most people I saw were on disability or welfare. My fees were lower than the average because my overhead was lower and yet the cost of treatment was beyond their expectations. They figured it would cost what it did 25 years ago. Now that I’m a caregiver to a family member all those tribulations are behind me.
As for knowing what I’m doing when holding a camera, that is not the same as being a pro, trained in photography and in a position where mistakes are not an option. With me, photo mistakes, technical oversights, and lost opportunities are par for the course. I fumble towards the final photograph. If you believe I succeed based upon what little I have posted then I gratefully accept your appraisal but that product (I hate that word) is only because I try hard, as I do with everything. Any other approach would be junk in my hands. That’s why I fail at multi-tasking. I can only do one thing at a time … ah, I see I have forgotten my coffee … it’s now cold, as usual.
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