Charge!

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“Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth.” ~ Mike Tyson

Or until 40 degree water splashes up in their face on a 40 degree New Jersey New Years Day!

For the fourth year in a row, I had the pleasure and toe-numbbing excitment to photograph the Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge down in Asbury Park. It was the 10th Plunge that the SOI put on to raise money for charity.

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I’m still editing and processing the photos. And since the Sons of Ireland are my clients here, I want to give them the images before I share them here. But I thought it would be fun to share with you my POV – and what I saw (and shot!) right after the bagpiers finished with the National Anthem and the crowd of plungers charged into the cold water…and toward where I was standing about waist deep.

I’m sure they had a plan about what it would be like to hit the ocean. I know I had a plan.

I think, like Mike said, we all got hit in the mouth.

It was a fun shoot, as usual though. Once I get these images off to my clients, I’ll be happy to share them, and some more stories as well.

I’m sure my toes will be thawed out by then.

© Mark V. Krajnak 2013 | JerseyStyle Photography | All rights Reserved

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