Shoot ME! My lips are BLUE!
Blog Guy, I hope you’re going to continue offering tips to wannabe photojournalists in the new year. Tell me, now that winter is really here, what makes a great cold-weather shot?
That’s easy. People swimming in icy water.
Really? I’d think that would get kind of boring.
You’d be wrong, judging from the 642,000 icy swimming shots we’ve had just since Christmas. That’s just a very rough estimate, of course, but I can’t look anywhere without seeing them.
It’s the same year after year, in every cold place on Earth. This just in: people swim in cold water for attention! Call Mike Wallace!
I will say, though, that at least the bar has been raised. You can’t just be some clown with frozen snot any longer – you need to be just-married or dressed like Batman or have a huge bubble on your head or something. I guess that’s progress.
Above: Jan and Gerhard Pyper leave the waters of English Bay after taking part in the 89th annual Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia January 1, 2009. The couple celebrated their wedding the night before with a cold swim in the bay. REUTERS/Andy Clark
Below: Cold swimmer combo shot from various places. REUTERS photos