Friday, February 14, 2014

Work

Two to work and three to watch seems typical of many work sites but I assume they need a spotter for each man in the buckets and a supervisor to direct things. I liked the symmetry of the whole set-up.

20 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Bet these guys get called out many, many times in your wild weather Pat, they do such a stirling job!

Revrunner said...

I imagine that in a job like that safety is everything. I' glad they've got people on the ground helping to look after them.

llandudnopictures said...

Watching people work is a national pastime in the UK!

Karen said...

Yep, great symmetry! I bet all three on the ground are supervising ;)

TexWisGirl said...

what a great scene!!! love it!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Here in Mexico it is a given!

Sharon said...

You caught this shot at the perfect moment. You made me think of the day I was driving past an apartment building under construction when I saw 7 or 8 workmen all hanging out of individual windows and one guy on the ground looking up at them (probably telling them something). I made a u-turn to go back and take a photo but they were all back inside by the time I got there.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I couldn't do either job. Up top I'd be afraid of touching something I shouldn't and down below I'd get a stiff neck.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ibet you're right about the spotters and supervisor on the ground. But it does look kinda funny like three of them are just hanging around.

Lowell said...

Very cool shot. This is such dangerous work. A good friend of ours was electrocuted working on a high wire. And these guys get out in all kinds of weather - usually the worst kind!

Andy said...

Yup... each person has a job and they are ready to jump in when needed.

cieldequimper said...

Nice symetric and almost graphic shot. Ours go underground for repairs, except for high voltage lines...

Deb said...

Could almost be a mirror image, nicely spotted.

LONDONLULU said...

Lined up so nicely, I also like the way those reflective stripes jump out in symmetry! Reassuring to see so many spotters too.

William Kendall said...

It does seem like the fellows on the ground are just... watching. And hoping they're looking busy enough.

Jack said...

You are right about the safety focus. Remember, the job they are doing can kill them if they lose concentration for just a brief moment. No doubt the ones on the ground are also there to get tools or materials if needed, and perhaps to alternate when the ones in the buckets start to tire.

Karl Demetz said...

Haha, two to work and three to watch... and other millions to watch all five...

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I agree - the symmetry is enticing

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, nice symmetry in the shot - and a good capture of the basis for the joke asking how many government employees does it take to change a light bulb... :-)

Laura. M said...

That happens here too. But these people need much security.
Good Sunday.