With my holiday vacation canceled due to the blizzard, I was able to spend New Years in Asbury Park. So for the first time I went to see the Sons of Ireland annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Years Day. Hundreds of people showed up to frolic in the freezing water. The air temperature was a mild 50 degrees which made photographing the event more comfortable than I had anticipated. I shot with my new Canon 7D. With a burst rate of 8 frames per second, I shot on shutter priority at 1/500 second. That yielded many shots to edit out, but the result was some great images capturing the action and the mood of the day.
Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge