Monday, January 19, 2009

Frigid lifeguard


LIFEGUARD SHACK, HOT SPRINGS POOL, GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO, JANUARY 12, 2009

Pentax K10D
Pentax SMCP-DA 50-200 at 200mm
1/250 sec. f11
ISO 200

Rather than collect suntans, lifeguards shiver in heavy woolens and goose down in snow-capped shacks during the winter at Glenwood Springs' 90-degree outdoor hot springs pool. If a bather should get into trouble, the lifeguards must leap fully clothed to the rescue -- there's no time to shuck their duds.

2 comments:

Robyn said...

wow - thats interesting. Shame they just can't have a heater in their little shack so they can be in their bathing suits all ready :)

Henry Kisor said...

If you look closely, you'll see an electric appurtenance on the bottom of the shack. Presumably a little electric heater does help keep their legs warm, but the shacks are open on the pool side to help the lifeguards watch the water.