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A quick grab shot from my bedroom window of a stalwart council worker.
Here's our street cleaner doing a grand job. What job exactly I couldn't make out, but at least he's out and getting some exercise. Grin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot S100
Lens:5.2-26.0 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jan 2013 - 10:07 AM
Focal Length:26mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Aperture:f/5.9
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Dedicated or Deluded?
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:21 Jan 2013 - 10:18 AM
Tags:General, Humour / fun, Mind over matter, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Snow
Votes:50

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
21 Jan 2013 - 10:22 AM

looks like here... Sad

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:34 AM

I'm not certain there is a right answer to your question, Chris. Here are two observations:
He is dedicated, grafting away for the council.
We and a few neighbours were deluded yesterday when we shovelled snow for an hour and left 'our' end of the street snow-free, because we have since had twelve hours' heavy snow (continuing).
And the light is rubbish, so my camera will stay in its bag because all there is to see is snow Sad
Regards
Bill

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33366 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:34 AM

It's early on a Monday and he automatically reached for his usual trolley at the depot, not yet awake sufficiently to remember to take the snow blower instead.Grin

Malc

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:36 AM

A fine and topical piece of photo journalism.

Albert

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:58 AM


Quote: doing a grand job. What job exactly I couldn't make out,

The Council exercise their grit wagons by driving them along our road and then reversing out again noisily. They don't actually lay any grit on our road...
I reckon he's an expectant father practising for when he has to manoeuvre a buggy on snow.
Moira

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

GrinGrinGrinGrin.................. he is showing willing I supposeTongueTongue
Diane

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 11:15 AM

A good candid, Chris, he probably has to be seen out with his trolley by his boss in order to get paid Wink Carol

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 11:17 AM

Workers have no choice ...
tho' the teachers seem to be getting away with it today!!!!!
I canr ever remember schools closind when I was teaching

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 11:40 AM

Wonderful take

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 12:18 PM

He does take his job seriously. Not a lot of those people anymore. And, makes a good image with his bright yellow jacket.......Sandy

Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
21 Jan 2013 - 12:53 PM

I suppose all the rubbish is under snow SmileGrin

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32321 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 1:10 PM

One who has certainly been enlightened...

Regards Nathan

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 1:15 PM

I would think it's a case of Redbridge Council not paying him if he didn't take it out! either that or he's just knocking some more time of his community service order!! Whichever, it was very nice of you to invite us into your bedroom, Chris Smile. And a brownie point for obliterating the number plates Smile

Dave

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 3:35 PM

I think he's just sleeping.Wink

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 3:43 PM

Think he'll need more than those few implements to clear all that snow! Wink
Trev Smile

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 4:31 PM

Wow...excellent grab, Chris! Gosh, that yellow stands out REALLY well in the snow, doesn't it?

I like this guy's spirit. Totally undaunted and taking his job seriously.

Either that or photography is his hobby and he's out to grab some snow shots whilst getting paid for a day's work Grin

Andrew

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 5:28 PM

Picking up discarded cars Chris !!Wink
Ron.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 5:46 PM

I wonder if they are snow tyres on his truck???? Nicely done Chris, the High Vis jacket works a treat in the image... superb

meniko
meniko e2 Member 2meniko vcard Cyprus
21 Jan 2013 - 8:11 PM

What I really like is this yellowish High Vis jacket amongst all this whiteness Smile
by the way Chris, what a nice view from your bedroom window Smile
meniko

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 8:20 PM

A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.Smile

maggietear
maggietear e2 Member 1maggietear vcard
21 Jan 2013 - 11:27 PM

You saw the image and gave it a great caption- brilliant, I love it! You should send it in for workman of the year (for dedication!)!!
Maggie

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 10:45 AM

At first I thought it was selective colouring Wink Excellent frosty candid Chris.
Rende

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 6:11 PM

That's a classic, Chris!

David

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 3:40 PM

Brilliant!
Ann

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