A photographer captured the moment he and girlfriend caught the world losing its cool as he shot images of a giant spinning centrifugal-pump on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Zachary Shultz, 27, who is from San Diego, California, said he took his camera with him when he arrived in Sulaweshi on Friday morning and was waiting to take a picture when he noticed the water rising and the smell of a water truck on the main street.
“The water trucks were pretty full, so I said, ‘OK, let’s go’,” Mr Shultz said.
“It was just me and my girlfriend on a whim, but she said, there’s this giant centrifugal pool on the road, let me take a pic”.
“I’m just so stoked,” he said.
The images show the spinning water pool, which Mr Shutz said looked like a giant swimming pool, with a rotating door that looked like it had been pulled out of a submarine.
“I had the camera ready, so we started taking pictures,” he explained.
“We were so excited when we got there and just felt like it was such a cool day.”
Mr Shultz captured the images on his mobile phone, and posted them to Instagram and Twitter.
“This was definitely the coolest day of my life, even though it was the middle of the day,” he wrote.
“All of the streets are crowded, so everyone is happy.
I love the idea of a centrifugal pumping pool.”
Mr Sharps also shared the photos with a Facebook group called #CircularWaterPool, which has more than 10,000 followers.
“Everybody is so excited.
There’s tons of people, including myself and my girl.
It was such an awesome moment to capture,” Mr Shulz wrote.
Mr Shulz was also inspired by the water in other countries.
In Japan, water from a centrifuge pool was used for municipal waste treatment.
“As a photographer I have to constantly think about the effects my images might have on the community, so when I came to Sulawese I was hoping to capture a positive picture,” Mr Sharps said.
A local government official who did not want to be named said there had been a number of complaints from residents about the centrifugal pumps on the island.
“There are some complaints about them and I think it is very important to look at the issue of the centrifugas,” the official said.
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