Category Archives: Sports

Motion

By Vladimir Brezina

MotionAt the start of the 2012 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Motion.

Blur

By Vladimir Brezina

Ice skating in Central Park, NYC, some years back…

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A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Blur.

Swimmers

By Vladimir Brezina

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Here are a few shots from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where we escaped for a few days from NYC’s bone-chilling cold. (Of course, the cold was there waiting for us when we got back; the coldest day in recent memory is today.)

Some of these shots conform to the Rule of Thirds, this week’s Photo Challenge—even though I never consider this rule when shooting, and don’t like such rules in general :-)

Dreamy Refraction

By Vladimir Brezina

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Figures in the waves at dawn… Belize, 2010.

A contribution to the past two Weekly Photo Challenges, Dreamy and Refraction.

A Picture-Perfect Ederle Swim

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

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Maybe the magic was in the pasta.

This year, Vlad and I signed up to provide kayak support for the Ederle Swim, a 17.5-mile open-water swim from Manhattan to Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Vlad has done it several times, but this was my first time accompanying swimmers to Sandy Hook (though we’ve paddled there many times).

We’d each been assigned a swimmer, and the day before the swim, the organizers, NYC Swim, sent us the swimmers’ email addresses. So I reached out to “my” swimmer, Andrea Varalli, mentioned that I’d done the paddle many times, and offered what advice I could, including the detailed blogs Vlad has posted on Wind Against Current about his previous Ederle Swims (here, here, here, and here).

Next thing I knew, Vlad and I agreed to meet Andrea and his support team for dinner at a “real Italian restaurant” (as Andrea called it), Piacere. (Pleasure, in Italian.) We had guessed (correctly as it turned out) that Andrea was “real Italian”—not merely of Italian descent. So the “real Italian” restaurant was sure to be a treat!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Silhouette.

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Sailing across Tampa Bay at sunrise, at the start of the 2014 Everglades Challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’, Take Three

By Vladimir Brezina

Catching a wave on the Jersey Shore…

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In response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Summer Lovin’. The first two responses were here and here.