Hot, Heat, Inner Tubing

It’s hot out. Which got me thinking about tubing down the Delaware River to keep cool. That led me to some images I made of people doing just that.

A staff member moves inner tubes back into a pile at Bucks County River Country along the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

A staff member moves inner tubes back into a pile at Bucks County River Country along the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

A man chooses an inner tube at Bucks County River Country along the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

A man chooses an inner tube at Bucks County River Country along the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

People await a bus to drive them to the drop off site at Bucks County River Country along the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

People await a bus to drive them to the drop off site at Bucks County River Country along the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

A boy tubing down the Delaware River  in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

A boy tubing down the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

People tubing down the Delaware River  in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

People tubing down the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

Children choose an inner tube at Bucks County River Country along the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

Children choose an inner tube at Bucks County River Country along the Delaware River in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

Eastern Polar Bear Plunge Raises Money For Special Olympics in Bensalem, Pennsylvania


A group of plungers run into the 32 degree Delaware River during the eighth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Saturday January 30, 2016 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

A group of plungers run into the 32 degree Delaware River during the eighth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Saturday January 30, 2016 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain)

A group of plungers exit the 32 degree Delaware River during the eighth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Saturday January 30, 2016 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

A group of plungers exit the 32 degree Delaware River during the eighth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Saturday January 30, 2016 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain)

Judy Misoyianis of Vincenttown, New Jersey and Dennis Hart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dressed as Baby Boomers exit the 32 degree Delaware River during the eighth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Saturday January 30, 2016 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

Judy Misoyianis of Vincenttown, New Jersey and Dennis Hart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dressed as Baby Boomers exit the 32 degree Delaware River during the eighth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Saturday January 30, 2016 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain)

From left, Amber Kenney, Karli Krug and Adam Bockius exit the 32 degree Delaware River during the eighth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Saturday January 30, 2016 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

From left, Amber Kenney, Karli Krug and Adam Bockius exit the 32 degree Delaware River during the eighth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Saturday January 30, 2016 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain)

600 souls braved 32 degree water temperatures to plunge into  the Delaware River and raise money for Special Olympics on Saturday at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem.

They helped raise $120,000 during Pennsylvania Special Olympics’ Eighth Annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge.

For $50 per person, a person could take a dip in the freezing river for a good cause.

Participants waded and splashed their way out into the water and around a banana rescue boat while high-fiving officers as they exited the frigid water.

Members of trevose fire company wore white wedding gowns into the water.

Hot chocolate and coffee was served by duke donuts, a sponsor of the event.

People Enjoying a Warm June Day in New Hope, Pennsylvania

NEW HOPE, PA - JUNE 02:  From left, Allie Becker, 19, Lauren Fitzpatrick, 18 and Capri Wagner, 18 all of Newtown, Pennsylvania are seen through an iPhone monitor as they make a selfie near the Bucks County Theater on a warm afternoon June 2, 2014 in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  The temperature reached 82 degrees in New Hope and is expected to remain in the mid-80's for the next few days. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

NEW HOPE, PA – JUNE 02: From left, Allie Becker, 19, Lauren Fitzpatrick, 18 and Capri Wagner, 18 all of Newtown, Pennsylvania are seen through an iPhone monitor as they make a selfie near the Bucks County Theater on a warm afternoon June 2, 2014 in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The temperature reached 82 degrees in New Hope and is expected to remain in the mid-80’s for the next few days. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

NEW HOPE, PA - JUNE 02: Debbie Morrison, 31, of Seargentsville, New Jersey and Miguel Santana, 23, of Spain walk together as their shadows cast as they hold hands on a warm afternoon June 2, 2014 in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  The temperature reached 82 degrees in New Hope and is expected to remain in the mid-80's for the next few days. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

NEW HOPE, PA – JUNE 02: Debbie Morrison, 31, of Seargentsville, New Jersey and Miguel Santana, 23, of Spain walk together as their shadows cast as they hold hands on a warm afternoon June 2, 2014 in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The temperature reached 82 degrees in New Hope and is expected to remain in the mid-80’s for the next few days. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

NEW HOPE, PA - JUNE 02:  An unidentified couple rides a motorcycle on Main Street on a warm afternoon June 2, 2014 in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  The temperature reached 82 degrees in New Hope and is expected to remain in the mid-80's for the next few days. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

NEW HOPE, PA – JUNE 02: An unidentified couple rides a motorcycle on Main Street on a warm afternoon June 2, 2014 in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The temperature reached 82 degrees in New Hope and is expected to remain in the mid-80’s for the next few days. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

NEW HOPE, PA - JUNE 02:  From left, Lauren Fitzpatrick, 18, Allie Becker, 19, and Capri Wagner, 18 all of Newtown, Pennsylvania look out onto the Delaware River on a warm afternoon June 2, 2014 in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  The temperature reached 82 degrees in New Hope and is expected to remain in the mid-80's for the next few days. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

NEW HOPE, PA – JUNE 02: From left, Lauren Fitzpatrick, 18, Allie Becker, 19, and Capri Wagner, 18 all of Newtown, Pennsylvania look out onto the Delaware River on a warm afternoon June 2, 2014 in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The temperature reached 82 degrees in New Hope and is expected to remain in the mid-80’s for the next few days. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)

More Black & White Silver Lake Park Dover, Delaware

One of the classes I’m teaching this semester is a Black & White Digital Photography class at Wilmington University‘s Dover, Delaware campus. We were looking for somewhere to shoot and one of the students suggested we head over to Silver Lake Park. Open space, tress, even a cemetery next door made the place sound awesome for black and white. It didn’t disappoint. While the students were shooting images looking for good, fully toned black and white images, I spend the time making pix that were a little more high in contract, because that was to be the assignment for the following week. Here are some of those images.