A Swarm of Swimmers

Photography 101 Day 14, It’s a swarm! Show us something that overruns your scene, but observe and compose carefully before you click the shutter. Don’t just point and shoot. Observe your scene closely before pressing the shutter. Spend time watching and planning your frame, so that you can take a photo that captures a unique moment in the larger scene.


More than 400 participants of all ages (many of them sporting crazy costumes and some wearing almost nothing at all) signed up for the annual New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge in Burrard Inlet under dry skies and a balmy 8ºC temperature.

“It was a great day,” said event organizer Nicki Forster. Forster believes the plunge has become a huge event in the community.

“It’s the community getting together to celebrate the start of the new year,” she said, noting it wouldn’t be possible without help from the City of Port Moody.

Nancy Scott of the Pleasantside Community Association, which hosts the annual tradition off the Rocky Point Park pier, said about $1,000 was raised for the organization through registrations and refreshment sales. Pleasantside Community Association is a fundraiser for the Old Orchard Hall.

2 of our PMPSS members also took the plunge this year and jumped into the frigid waters from the 5 vessel raftup halfway down the pier. If you missed your chance to get wet, the association intends to hold another Penguin Plunge to start 2015.

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PMPSS Penguin Plunge Raft-Up

 

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3 thoughts on “A Swarm of Swimmers

    • That’s right Shoko. My humans went to the Polar Bear Swim at English Bay in Vancouver one year too and watched from the boat…..now that was nuts! A tidal wave of humans rushed into the sea, but before the humans at the back of the swarm could reach the waterline, they met a surf of humans trying to get back out of the water. 🙂

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