Cooling: Lens Artists Challenge


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When the air is hot, nothing is more cooling than being in the water whether splashing

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or reclining


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or diving to the depths.

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Both young and old and their doggy companions all love to cool off by having a dip. Dogs have other ways of cooling off.


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a hair cut perhaps


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or a dig in the wet soil and then extending so that the full body length is touching the cool earth.


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After a long hot walk even a shady part of the paving is cooling.


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When you don’t want to be cooled a wind will add an extra cooling effect. Although this was taken in the middle of summer the wind and snow on the mountains succeeded in sending the temperatures down.


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Psychological cooling sometimes works. Walking through an artificial ice cave (really cool) to an artificial ice flow with real penguins gave the birds the cooling they needed and made us feel cold.


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When all else fails- a glass of ice also cools.


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For other lens artists joining in the challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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24 Responses to Cooling: Lens Artists Challenge

  1. The second photo is interesting. The tide must be coming in. Were you on a cruise?

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  2. Do I need some cool right now. We’ve been having sweltering weather in Southern California and we don’t have air conditioning. Hard to sleep, hard to work, hard to think. Your photos gave me just the slightest chill – ahhhh. The dogs know how to do it, don’t they.

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  3. Finally, we are having hot weather. It is welcome, since we have had a cold spring. Your pictures help ease some of the discomfort, which always comes during hot days, even though we enjoy the heat! Terrific dog pics!

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  4. The picture of the artificial ice cave is fascinating!

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  5. Amy says:

    Dogs know the best way to cool down. A wonderful and fun entry for Cooling. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing, Irene!

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  6. V.J. Knutson says:

    What great pics – very cool, I might add.

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  7. Leya says:

    This is really cool…and the dogs know how to make it cool! Very interesting pictures, and I have never heard of an artificial ice cave? But I appreciate the psychological view of it.
    My own dogs love digging a hole in the ground or lying flat on the terracotta tiles.

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  8. Tina Schell says:

    Wow Irene, you went the distance on this! Great job on the challenge (and LOL on the haircut😊😊

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  9. Charli Mills says:

    I needed this cooldown! I did not realize that artificial ice caves could work for penguins. Interesting! I really like your up-do in the photo, too!

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