The water in the sea at Coney Island isn’t warm in the middle of the summer. In the winter it is crazy cold. The Polar Bear Club swims every Sunday from November through April. It’s fun to get photos of them.
If you’re looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Day, you can see the Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Swim. I have photographed it 3 years in a row. I’m not certain at the time of writing this if I’ll go this year as well. It is a big party! If you can’t make it on January 1st you can view them swimming every Sunday from November through April. It isn’t as festive. Either way it’s fabulous to photograph. This photo was taken in 2011.
2011 Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Swim, #11
2011 Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Swim, #38. Posting winter photos in summer! Throwback Thursday
The next Sunday Street Photography Workshop will be in Coney Island, Brooklyn on 13th of November and we will catch the polar bears, as they call themselves, swimming in the ocean. It is fabulous fun and we will possibly explore other parts of Coney Island as well depending on how much fun we are having at the water.
I suggest that you dress well for the occasion and you might want to wear waterproof boots! The workshop is limited to 6 people and we always have a lot of fun shooting while exploring different techniques.