Saturday was a perfect weather day for swimming the Hudson River. Temperature was in the mid 80’s, very little wind and partly sunny. We could not have asked for better. I am still working on making the photographs but I wanted to get some shots onto the blog. These have been worked a bit, exposure and white balance mostly, but no magic.
– A technical note for any camera gear folks, I rented a Nikon D600 and a beautiful Nikon 24mm lens to go with my 50mm and my 70-300 zoom-
The Woody Guthrie arrives in Newburgh
Pete Seeger singing Turn Turn Turn (the lyric he is singing, A Time To Mourn)
This Land Is Your Land
Group 1 in the water
The first swimmer arrives in Beacon (23/24 minutes!)
Abigail and Helena hanging with Pete – “I think I’ll just sit down next to these two beautiful ladies”
Katherine 50 yards from the finish
Former policeman from Lima Peru. Lost his arm, leg, and eye trying to defuse a bomb. Now lives in White Plains. Swims every year.
It was a beautiful day