Daily Archives: September 7, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Near and Far.

Every year I accompany in my kayak the swimmers that circle Manhattan in the annual Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. During this 7- or 8-hour-long race, I have plenty of opportunity to pair in my photos the swimmer in the foreground, just a few feet from my kayak, with various New York City landmarks in the distance.

And there is a particular spot in the Hudson River, with just a few miles left to go, where the landmark is the Empire State Building. I never fail to take a photo there! Here are the photos from three different years.

More photos are here, here, and here.

A second response to the challenge is here.

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Travel Theme: Red

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa‘s Travel-Themed Photo Challenge this week is Red.

But I’ve already used my reddest photo for the recent Capture the Colour contest!

Still, there’s plenty of red to be seen as we kayak around New York Harbor… and not just because the bow of my kayak is red!