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Day 357 of 365 days.

As this year of photos comes to a close you might notice that I am cramming in several of my back-up ideas I’ve had that I wanted to make sure are included in my book when its done.

It was a pretty lazy friday. Mostly because it was too damn hot to do just about anything. Steph came home from work halfway through the day and brought me lunch from Sree’s, one of my favorite Indian places. Is it any wonder I’m going to marry that girl.

After she worked at home for a bit, we decided to take a swim in our pool. This led to a little discussion as to what the proper cool off temperature of a pool should be. I have a solar cover over my pool all the time when I’m not using it. It’s quite effective, and the water was at a nice brisk 93ºF. Just where I like it. In fact, I would have been quite ok with maybe 4 degrees warmer. Stephanie on the other hand seems to think that’s way too warm and would prefer to have it around 80º, as the "purpose of owning a pool is to cool off in the summer." I found it quite cooling and refreshing and thought she’d lost her mind. You see, I come from a warm weather people. I don’t understand you caucasians and your desire to swim among the polar bears and the like. I’m curious as to what other people think.

After swimming, I’ve basically been relaxing and talking with some models about potential upcoming photoshoots.

No word on the job yet.

The style of this shot by the way originated in an earlier photoshoot I did before I ever did 365. I’ve always liked it, but I’ve never done it again. Perhaps I should do a whole series like this with everyone I shoot from now on. If you’d like to see the original, I did with Nicki, it is here.

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14 comments for “8-3-07

  1. August 3, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    I really, really, really, really like this.

    And the ocean by my house is like 91. It fails to be refreshing. At all.

  2. August 3, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    @Princess Diablo: thanks. And of course not. It’s WAY too cold. 🙂

  3. August 4, 2007 at 12:24 am

    i’d have to say, when swimming at the local pond, i love that is spring fed, and you can just feel that coldness, easing back the heat of the day,
    it feels refreshing and cool.
    though i do like a heated pool, when the weather is cool.

  4. August 4, 2007 at 12:27 am

    @ms.Tea: you people are nuts. 🙂

  5. August 4, 2007 at 3:46 am

    Okay, if it’s over 85 degrees outside I would want the pool to be cool like Steph and want the pool water cool to cool down my body. If it’s cooler than 85 degrees outside then I would love it warm in the 90s. I have a very set point of body temperature comfort level.

    I really like this picture, especially the detail of the eyes and the darkness of the tattoo.

  6. August 4, 2007 at 4:45 am

    72-78F is the right range… hotter is like swimming in my own pee. Colder is just a bit too cold for an all day swim (unless it’s really warm out.) You’ve got a hot tub, why do you need your pool to be so hot too? Are you trying to make people stew?

    In Finland it was fantastic to follow up a good bake in the sauna (about 120F) with a swim in the lake (about 72F at the surface… dramatically lower a few feet deeper)

    I’ve swam in water down to about 50F… I think below 62F it’s just a bit too shocking to be fun for anything but a quick plunge.

  7. August 4, 2007 at 9:24 am

    @Kungfukitten: it should be noted here, that 93º is the surface temperature of the water. It is quite cooler below that. probably in the mid 80s at the bottom (4 feet… its a small pool). And thank you for liking the picture. Even if your swimming preferences aren’t perfect.

    @denovich: ok, you’re just a mutant. 😛

  8. August 4, 2007 at 9:55 am

    ummm I think you already have it figured out… we are "warm weather people".Same reason I used to tell you that (snow) skiing is just unnatural!

  9. August 4, 2007 at 9:57 am

    @lrayholly: at least I had the good sense to bundle up when I did that.

  10. August 4, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Good Point!

  11. August 5, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Love th high key white out

  12. August 5, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    @Mikey aka DaSkinnyBlackMan: thanks. It is a cool effect that I wanted to get in.

  13. August 8, 2007 at 2:57 am

    I totally love that you tag your high-key photos ‘jessiriffic.’

    You are totally awesome. 😀

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  14. August 8, 2007 at 9:21 am

    @jessi.: oh, umm… it has nothing to do with you. It’s uh… from the latin, jessirender, for "to bleach all color from photo before posting to flickr." Yep, that’s it.

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