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Rob's Photo Blog — swimming

Rubber Duckies Annual Race For Charity

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I don't think this race is run any more in the Ottawa area but I have seen it elsewhere. This shot was taken as a print, before the digital days. I scanned it some time ago but I have since reworked it with some digital tweaking in PhotoShop. I have recently added this image to my storefront at Fine Art America.  It is for sale as an art print, canvas print, poster or greeting card. Sales are direct through Fine Art America who handle all arrangements, manufacture and shipping. Click on the image to go to the same image at...

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KAP 2012-4 & KAP 2012-5 - Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico

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I did two kite aerial photography sessions several days apart at opposite ends of the beach named Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico. Playa El Palmar is the nearest beach to Casa Candiles, the Bed and Breakfast where we stayed during our vacation. The B&B is about 10 minutes walk from the public access near the south end of the beach (beside the Barcelo Hotel). There are no small hotels or B&Bs on the beach as you will see from the photographs. The buildings are large hotels and condominium complexes. These images were obtained using a camera suspended below a kite...

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Butterfly swimmer at the Masters Ontario Swimming Championships

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I've spent a lot of my life beside or in swimming pools and currently participate in a Masters Swimming program at a local YM-YWCA. Masters Swimming is an organized training program, not unlike competitive swimming, but aimed at adult swimmers who like to have a coached training program. It is usually a mix of abilities and ages on a Masters Swimming team and a great social environment in our case at least. Those that wish have the opportunity to compete. You race in heats against swimmers that are more or less your speed, based on entry times. Then your final...

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