Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Bather

Winter bather, Terrazza Mascagni, LivornoDecember 31st: we were wearing wool hats and scarves, but this brave guy was going for a plunge from the jetty of the “Terrazza Mascagni”.

21 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

This is a great shot VP. Really nice.

Robert Geiss said...

There's a whole Club over here, which members are swimming nearly every day, throughout the whole year.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

It would be nice to have some warmish water to dive into right now.

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Must be wanting to start a polar bear club! Brrrrr!

Here's to another great year for you on LDP!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Superb capture...! Happy New Year to you!

Kate said...

A much greater adventurer than I. You took a terrific photo.

Jack said...

Man, I sure would not want to be in the water if everyone else is wearing winter clothes.

Your photo is superb. The lighting is special.

Randy said...

Brave man!

Dianne said...

A brave soul indeed - I love this capture - well done!

joo said...

Oh boy, even with the sun it looks cold! Brave and determined guy!

brattcat said...

perhaps he had made a resolution to do this last january and waited for the final moments of 2011 to fulfill a promise to himself.

Nori said...

I can't stop my shaking! Buruburu!! ;)

Traveling Hawk said...

Brrr...what a courage! I saw at TV that this almost became a trend: to bath at the beginning of the year in cold waters...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful shot VP, some people are just so .....not really sure what word I'd use to describe haha!!

JM said...

Just like the bunch of crazy people that always go for a swim on the first day of the year at Carcavelos Beach, the closest beach to my place.

crocrodyl said...

Really brave! Beautiful composition!

Babzy said...

wow, i couln't do it !!! :)

Dina said...

Your photo is enough to make me shiver.

Steffe said...

A lot of people in Sweden doing the same thing. I think the water temperature up her was around 4C.

Virginia said...

How on earth can someone swin in cold water? That's a great shot but I"m pretending it's summertime! :)
V

Rob and Mandy said...

I thought about it, as we had almost 20 degrees, but I decided not to join the crowd of tough and hardened grannies and grandpas doing it... Had a vin chaud instead.
Buon anno a voi due!