Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Thanksgiving morning usually starts on the couch with the Dog Show...

Usually.

Alcatraz 1.

I was so lucky to be able to return to sunny California for a few days to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family this past week. When I was getting my things ready for the trip home, my dad told me that someone asked him to shoot a swim from Alcatraz to South End Rowing Club & The Dolphin Club of San Francisco. So, being the supportive son I am, I thought I should come along to make sure everything went well.

After a couple of emails, I was along for the ride and set up to photograph the 119 swimmers participating in the group's biggest organized swim to date. Minutes before heading out on a larger boat with over 50 passengers, I was convinced to hitch a ride with a rower so that I could be right on the water. I could not be happier with the results. If this is my new Thanksgiving tradition, I would be a happy man.