Welcome to one way I share my photography hobby. With a nod to Margaret Wolfe Hungerford who said, Beauty is in the Eye of The Beholder, my goal is to take pictures that have feeling. My hope is that the viewer will perhaps connect with a photo or two on some level. Click on the image to view it in a larger size on a separate page.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Polar Plunge 2013

On February 23rd, I attended the Polar Bear Plunge that took place on Crystal Lake in Burnsville.  The Plunge is a fundraising event which raises money for the Special Olympics, another one of many fantastic and important causes.  As I know several people who were plunging, I brought my camera along for the event.  I hope you enjoy the pics!

"The Plunge", as many call it, is really quite an event.  It's part fashion show, part fundraiser, part party!  The mood is very light-hearted and fun, with no shortage of interesting people to watch.

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As I wander the crowd, I start seeing faces and groups who are familiar to me.

Suddenly, there was a stir in the crowd.  A group had just come off the shuttle buses, and they were very much in to the fun of the occasion.  They were "The Blues!" a group wearing pro wrestler gear, and enjoying every step of the way.

This was a time for brawn and smiles!

This was a time to bare down and rise above hate, um, or hats?

The smiles were contagious!

This was a time for hugs and hair!

This was a time to kiss the photographer!

Getting Ready...



After the Plunge:  I've heard they are very comfortable...

The Polar Plunge is an event where a bunch of great people dress up and jump into freezing water to raise money for a great cause.  Thanks to all the Plungers for a fun day!