Monthly Archives: January 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Juxtaposition.

In New York Harbor, little boats (juxta)posed with big ships…

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The first “Juxtaposition” post was here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

By Vladimir Brezina

Prison bargeThis week’s Photo Challenge is Juxtaposition.

As we paddle along the East River, freely enjoying the wind and waves, we never fail to glance toward the top of this immense blue and white structure, where there are usually men playing basketball in a razor-wire cage…


It’s the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center, the Rikers Island prison barge.

(A second “Juxtaposition” post is here.)

Splashes of Color

By Vladimir Brezina

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NYC’s Central Park, during yesterday’s snowstorm…

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Before the Storm

By Vladimir Brezina

From yesterday’s paddle along the Palisades…

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And today the storm is upon us!

Everglades Shakedown, Day 1: Headwinds and Night Navigation

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

<— Previous in Everglades Shakedown

Through the mangrove rivers and bays

Start: Chokoloskee.
Finish: Darwin’s Place.
Distance: About 21 nautical miles.
Paddling time: Roughly 8 hours; average pace 2.6 knots.
Stop time: Roughly 2 hours (30 minutes lunch plus a 90-minute stop at Everglades City to obtain permits).

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Travel Theme: Silver

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Silver.

The silver sea…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Family.

And, for some reason, this picture just says “Family” to me… ;-)


A good candidate for a caption contest. Anyone care to try?