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Chicago Polar Bear Club - Crazy People

 
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Jan 30, 2010 20:38 |  #1

I caught wind of the Chicago Polar Bear meetup today so I ran to Chicago to get some pics.

These people are nuts. It was 18 degrees and windy. The water... I have no idea how cold it was, but it was COLD. :)

Here are some shots, comments are welcome.

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Jan 30, 2010 20:45 |  #2

Nice job getting out there to shoot!

The (ahem) "Anatomically Correct" shorts on the gentleman in #2 are interesting.
I think the guy in the survival suit in the last image has the right idea...


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Jan 30, 2010 21:41 |  #3

Definitely crazy people but you did a nice job capturing their expressions and such. Some of these you can feel the cold.


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Jan 30, 2010 21:57 |  #4

This is one of my favorites, I like how you have crazy guys out of focus in the foreground with the guy in the background almost in a trance like state... two totally different reactions.

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From a traditional composition standpoint it's probably not the best... I just like the feeling of it.



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Feb 22, 2010 22:27 as a reply to  @ tharmsen's post |  #5

Tim,
How did you shoot this event? I am doing one on Saturday, polar plunge in Indy, and I am thinking shutter priority with 1/500 if light will allow. Using a 5dmkii with a 70-200 2.8IS and a 50D with 300 f/4 IS with 1.4tc for reach.
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Feb 22, 2010 22:54 |  #6

NEBRASKA FOOTBALL WOOT WOOT!! I like the bigger guy in the BG on your post :D


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Feb 22, 2010 23:10 |  #7

I got a brain freeze just looking at these guys in that water. I like the shot with the driver in the wet suit -- that's a great shot.




  
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Feb 22, 2010 23:42 |  #8

Great work! Makes me miss home, I haven't had Good 'ol Chicago hot dogs or pizza in forever!

Looking at these shots makes me happy I'm not home though!


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Feb 23, 2010 15:16 |  #9

DeejayKnight wrote in post #9663004 (external link)
Great work! Makes me miss home, I haven't had Good 'ol Chicago hot dogs or pizza in forever!

Looking at these shots makes me happy I'm not home though!

They're doing another Polar Bear run on March 7th, come on up and visit. :)




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