"You don't have to be satisfied with America as you find it. You can change it. I didn't like the way I found America some sixty years ago, and I've been trying to change it ever since." - Upton Sinclair
Camera: Nikon D40 Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15) Aperture: f/5.6 Focal Length: 35 mm Focal Length: 35.6 mm ISO Speed: 1600 Exposure Bias: 0 EV Flash: No Flash
While I was getting into the groove of my Project365 I've met some very nice and interesting people. I've also been using Twitter as a means of sharing my Photo of the Day with others who've undertaken the challenge of posting a picture a day.
It was during one of these Twitter exchanges that I saw the totally heart breaking story of Gavin David Bruce Norton. This story left me without words, it made me realize all the wonder that I have in my life, and the gratitude to be thankful for all the joy!
The joy of watching my beautiful daughter grow into a wonderful, caring and vibrant young woman is truly a blessing.
I witnessed the Polar Bear Plunge at Asbury Park this afternoon! Steve and I decided back in November (oh, darn I never did go through or post those shots... another project for another day!) to go to this event and maybe get some interesting shots. Funny story... my Nikon had no SD card inserted and the point and shoot back-up? Well, that was on the kitchen counter! (I needed to lighten up the bag one day) So, thirty five miles from home what was I to do? I managed to remember my cell phone, and that my friends is what I had to work with! I managed to witness and record the day on my trusty blackberry. In the photo above the Polar Bears are all at the starting line and ready to "Plunge". The weather wasn't too horrible, it was about 42 degrees at this point in the day, I wouldn't attempt getting in the water but I guess that is down right balmy for a polar bear!
I totally loved this little dune buggy! This vehicle belonged to the rescue crew, who seemed a bit smarter than the average bear... they were covered head to toe in wetsuits! But this buggy is just adorable, isn't it?
All things considered it was fun way to spend the first day of the decade... Nice weather, fun event, a chance to try out the Blackberry camera.
There is one thing that still kind of bothers me though... When we arrived back at the car the parking slot # was painted on the street:
I'm hoping this isn't a sign of what's to come! I'm not really a superstitious person, I'm just saying...