Category Archives: Sports

Capable

By Johna Till Johnson

Yellow Submarine Paddle 3

Vlad in his element: eminently capable!

In response to today’s daily prompt.

What does it mean to be “capable”? It’s more than having a set of skills that enable you to cope with a situation. It’s about knowing which of those skills to deploy, in which order. Knowing all the little nuances that affect the situation–and how to adapt and respond to those nuances.

It’s an understatement to say that Vlad was a capable paddler. That he was, and much more, too.

Weightless

By Vladimir Brezina

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On the first dive, a novice diver immediately encounters a new and astonishing feeling, one of utter weightlessness, of floating in space, gently rising by inhaling more deeply and descending by exhaling… I still remember how amazed I was by that feeling.

On our trip to Australia last August we only went snorkeling, but still were able to recapture some of that feeling…

Weightless 2(Great Barrier Reef, Australia, August 2015)

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Weight(less).

Below

By Vladimir Brezina

We are floating offshore in the Coral Sea, about twenty miles out from Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.

What lies below the surface?

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The Great Barrier Reef!

Below 2Below 3Below 4Below 5Below 6(more photos still to come…)

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Below.

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

Swimmer

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.