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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: July 12, 2006 19:04
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/4 - 1/400 sec
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO: 400
Flash: None

This is a group of first-time open water swimmers nervously approaching the water. I think I've said it before, but I was really surprised that the lifeguards and the guides for the open water swimmers were allowing them to o out in such dense fog. I have done swims in the fog before, and it is freaky because if you go out far enough you completely lose sense of direction. Believe it or not, the best way to navigate there is to listen for the sounds of the road and look into the water. There are various "artifacts" down there (sunken barrells, formations of seaweed), that begin to look familiar after several laps.

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07.20.06, 10:21 PM, Mark:

This is my favorite of the series, Mike. For the life of me, though, I feel that I'm witnessing a crime scene. Like she's saying "He went down over there next to the rock...." and the other lady mutters "Oh my..." and the fellow turns around and is wanting you to jump in and save them. :)

07.20.06, 10:35 PM, Jeremi:

I am laughing so hard at the previous post, love it!! Mike, you are so inspiring, I know I call you the King of Perspective and it's true, with almost every photo you take the perspective is amazing and inspiring!

07.21.06, 06:35 AM, Chantal:

great series here this week.
Have a great weekend

07.21.06, 09:16 PM, cool daddio:

My favorite also. The sense of tentatively forging ahead is so palpable. As close as I'll ever get to getting in :-)

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