Saturday, January 02, 2010

Polar Bear Swim... the complete event!

When I have my camera with me I always wonder whether I should video the event or take pictures.

At Britannia yesterday I _really_ wanted to get the closeup shots of the faces contorted by the cold water, and the sheer surprise at what they were really feeling.

In the end I opted to video the whole thing. It's just such a fun, crazy thing to do, jumping into a frozen river. I wanted to document the whole thing. I figure if I need the still images I can get them from the video, at least enough so I can paint a few frames of it.

Here is my complete video, chopped up into four YouTube digestible bits. If you were one of the swimmers my fuzzy winter hat goes off to you! I hope to join you next year.

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