Chicago Polar Bear Club - Crazy People

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  1. inTempus

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    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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    Very nice. #2 and #4 certainly tell a story of how cold it must have been. I suppose that is what photojournalism is supposed to do. Well done.
     
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    OOOUUUUCCCCHHH !!!!!!!!
     
  4. inTempus

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    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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    lol at the shorts of the guy in the second picture!! Great pics :)
     
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    Oh gosh! Crazy is right but wow! Number 2 = by far best shot of the set
     
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    I think the guy on the left in #5 is cheating... :lol::lmao:
     
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    At first glance, thought he might be a photographer, but we aren't that crazy, are we?

    Probably couldn't get wet, might catch a cold.

    Or whipped, and wife wouldn't let him go in without the snowmobile suit, but wait till the suit gets all wet and waterlogged.
     
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    Lol, that's a drysuit. I bet you he's got some perfectly dry and warm clothes on underneath it. My guess is he's rescue personnel that's there just in case someone spends a little too much time in the water :)

    Very cool shots, inTempus! Post more if ya got em.
     
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    No 2 made me laugh!!! Those people are insane. I want even get in my pool when its 70 degrees. Yikes
     
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    You nailed it. The guys in the dry suits are rescue divers from the Chicago Fire Department. They were there to make sure no one died. :) I would have thought they would have been very busy, but it seems everyone survived.

    I haven't processed anymore of them. I'll post more later tonight if I get a chance. I'm glad you like them.
     
  12. They're good... They work because I get chilly just looking at them. I wish the shot composition was less crowded in 4 + 5.
     

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