I'm a huge golf fan, love to play golf anytime and any chance i can get.
While in Palm Desert in California, there are about as many golf courses as there are people, so i had to take advantage of it.
And you know i'm going to take my camera while out on the course as well!
Hope someone out there on TE is playing golf today.
Have a great one
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golden (2289) 2011-03-26 9:52
Well i don't play golf but i like watching it..Maybe one day i'll try it!
Anyway, your photo is great!Excellent light,POV and focus of course!
Have a nice weekend,
Didi (56257) 2011-03-26 9:56
Very nice selective setting on the main subject..
Interesting lights direction.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-03-26 10:22
A very beautiful image on the back colored vagueness, and a pleasant side light. A simple composition, and an excellent composition. Bravo and good luck.
Have a nice day
bema (26329) 2011-03-26 10:30
not really a golf-player, but also knowing that the Number-one-player just these days is a german guy, Martin Kaymer, or so..
dplrndid composition, fantastic light and a a real good play with the shatpness at foreground..
have a great weekend, see you around, cheers Bernd
BluSimo (9392) 2011-03-26 10:41
What a fantastic photo Craig! I love sunbeam around the ball and on it, and the charming vanished palms at the background, sunked in the light. great photo, minimalistic and powerful!cheers!
have a great week end
dta (65658) 2011-03-26 10:43
Hello Craig ,
A good idea , very well executed . Excellent effect of the DOF . Great lighting . I like the blurred silhouettes of the plam trees in the BG .
Ricx (13495) 2011-03-26 10:46
Craig, Brilliant - what a lovely fresh idea for a posting.. greeat sharpness .. congrats Rich
ingvar (2086) 2011-03-26 10:49
a shot is very well balanced - for a better magazine for enthusiasts of the so fun sport !
Heve a nice WE!
annjackman (19189) 2011-03-26 10:58
Great idea that worked well. Nice sharpness of the golf ball and tee surrounded by a patch of sharp green grass. Having the rest out of focus is excellent as we can see enough to understand the background without it intruding. Very nice work.
siudzi (33065) 2011-03-26 11:08
What a shot! Really excellent concept and execution. The DOF, colors, exposure are great. Thanks for sharing.
yquem46 (38684) 2011-03-26 11:41
I wonder, pro V1 or pro V1x !!!!??
Good selective focus with the blurred palm trees at the BG
have a nice play
Patrick, a poor 24 index !!
Juntas (7960) 2011-03-26 12:33
Hi Craig. Great shot. Dof is perfect, colors are very nice and light is wonderful too. Simple but beutiful composition with very sharp details. Well done my friend.
Have a nice weekend.
vasilpro (40933) 2011-03-26 14:20
Wonderful composition, excellent POV, beautiful focus, lovely light and colors, very good contrast.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
ciakgiak (30409) 2011-03-26 14:26
Ciao Craig, Bravissimo!!!
Mi piace molto quest'immagine nella quale la palla da golf diventa il punto focale della scena. Il resto l'hai lasciato giustamente sfocato con una perfetta gestione della DOF, creando un'effetto meraviglioso. Complimenti, buon WE.
Un caro saluto
Budapestman (82620) 2011-03-26 15:05
a superb close-up with effective composition and beautiful different lights, the depth of the photo is splendid, I like the POV and the blurred background too, great impression, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jjcordier (75620) 2011-03-26 23:44
Le trou est encore loin....bois ou fer 2? Une jolie idée, bien réalisée avec une profondeur de champ qui laisse quand même deviner l'environnement et, évidemment, le titre qui convient!
serp2000 (39540) 2011-03-27 2:13
I remember Tom & Jerry at the moment)))
Excellent low PoV, fine composition with superb colours!
Outstanding minimalist photo! TFS!
snunney (82519) 2011-03-27 2:51
Great photo and great title! Depth of field is perfectly controlled. I like the slanting light across the ball and foreground turf. An innovative image very well presented.
jhm (138214) 2011-03-27 3:09
I life on three mile of a 13 hole golf course, but I know these sport nothing, perhaps a pity for my.
What a nice idea for take these ball on a low hight.
Excellent light and sharpness.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
chawax (19210) 2011-03-27 8:54
Excellent shot ! I love the light on the ball and the great bokeh in the background.
faletiz (10759) 2011-03-27 10:07
splendid! Really perfect, beautiful light and perfect realization! Congratulations, a mythical pictures.
A dear greeting
Cricri (105249) 2011-03-27 10:32
Super originalité de cette composition simple et super bien réaliser, la lumière, la netteté et le fond flouté colorée, une image agréable
RhodieIke (11740) 2011-03-27 12:10
Hi Craig ,Nice photo,fantastic light and subject.You must have been very low down. Cheers Iain.
mesutilgim (83018) 2011-03-27 12:14
Hi Craig !
Wonderfull ; both the photographic quality and the "title" !!!
TFS and best regards
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-03-27 13:06
Very nice shot of the tee ball. I like the blurred background which brings out the subject more effectively. Nice sharp image.
jaywalker (16095) 2011-03-27 13:26
Hi Craig, A really wonderful sports photo beautifully composed, the shallow DOF is out-standing, the focus on the ball is perfect, the light is very good & you could sell this for an advert to Titleist, great photo & I played golf also today, great game, kind regards Wilson.
romanaa (7948) 2011-03-27 13:52
what a lovely portrait photograph ;-), the depth of the field is superb and as is the light.
Thanks for making me smile
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-03-27 15:22
josepmarin (57711) 2011-03-28 1:14
Wow! It is a great photo!
I like how you centre our attention on the golf ball in a good close-up, perfectly illuminated by the Sun, while you offer us the possibility of seeing the green field and the palms in background, with a nice bokeh effect.
Do you know? I am learning to play in Andorra, where I practise in a Pitch*Putt when it is possible.
A magnificent work, which would be a perfect advertisement of the brand of these balls.
delpeoples (52999) 2011-03-28 2:35
Hahahaha this is gold! Well someone was! Very badly. Hey this is a great POV, you must have been lying on your tummy for this one! I can just imagine what the other golfers were thinking! A new golfing move maybe? The depth of field is exceptional and I love the rich colours. No man-blading today then? :)
Have a good one
sacimar (25975) 2011-03-28 5:58
original image, I like the composition with this golf ball, the visual effect is excellent, good idea and result.. enjoy with the game!
Waylim (25186) 2011-03-29 8:55
Simple and minimalist compo, but beautiful with nice shallow DoF withe blur background to bring out the tee even more. Like something we see in catalog or magazines adv for golf lovers.
ade71 (2228) 2011-03-29 9:39
Hi craig, wonderful composition but also very nice.... The details and the light on the grass are great! Well done. I hope you had fun... ;)
dkmurphys (48446) 2011-03-29 13:20
Very original shot. A fine sport. Perfect sunlight, great job.
Have a nice day.
Graal (96760) 2011-03-29 23:42
simple composition and theme but superb finaly effect. Good idea and realize. I like it.
Have a nice day.
JCG (35129) 2011-03-30 4:17
I think that Tiger Wood would have liked this photograph which could be used as poster for a golf tournament… Especially with a such title !!! Very beautiful photograph with a very good bokeh which emphasizes the ball well. I like much the balance of the image. Very beautiful photographic eye Craig, cheer.
With all my friendships and with soon,
siolaw (38274) 2011-04-01 1:58
Nice close up on the tee and golf ball with shallow DOF isolating the subject perfectly from the blurred background. General quality is fine. Nice out of focus palm trees there!
CLODO (30058) 2011-04-01 2:47
Superb low POV and good settings to have the ball and the tee sharp on the blurred background. After your course, is it tea time?
Hansaphotos (6629) 2011-04-01 17:12
I don`t know much about golf (I`m more into football), but this is a beautiful shot that probably could have been on the cover of any golf magazine. The lighting, the focus and the blurred bg are all important ingredients to make this a special photo. I think it works well the format you chosed, but somehow I can`t help imagine how this would look like in a square format set up - just curious. Great work indeed!
Best regards, Erling
claudeD (32069) 2011-04-04 3:19
very good idea to present golf sport like this here on TE.I like your composition of the shot very much with this unsharpness in the background.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
magalik (6103) 2011-04-04 12:29
A shot which could be used as cover of a magazine on the golf. We feel your passion for the golf in this shot.
I like how the focus and the light are turned towards the main subject, undoubtedly the star of the composition.
Perfect quality and depth of field.
Very elegant shot like ths sport.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-04-07 5:22
Ola Craig ,
Esta tua foto está bem original :) , ficou fantástico o ponto de focagem na bola de golfe , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
korbee (6617) 2011-04-11 12:40
Superbe glossy advertising Craig,Golf is not my sport,but I can understand it s a whole subculture on its own with a long history...
Mari63 (4085) 2011-04-27 12:36
essenziale eppure ricca di significato.
Nitidezza perfetta in primo piano e sfocatura sullo sfondo.
Robert1969 (6954) 2011-05-04 21:46
Less is more..
The great DOF en composition ensures that the eyes of the viewer ( doesn't matter how they look at this picture) always ends on the golf ball.
Also the light is great, that creates the details and the nice colors... Well done.
scroller (3407) 2011-05-08 8:00
At the moment I live in SA as spouse. My wife is working... One of the great advantage of that is that I started to play golf 2,5 years ago since we live in a Golf Estate. Normally (if thats normal ;) I play 2 times a week. I just played this morning but I will soon miss it since I am moving back to Sweden in July.
Your photo has a very pleasant mode made by the warm light coming in from the left.
ricochet (9696) 2011-08-21 2:54
I have try to play golf few years ago and i love it too! We hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup!!!
Very original composition, excellent focus on the ball and i really like blured palm trees in the background.
Have a nice sunday.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (55520)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
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- Date Submitted: 2011-03-26 9:42