(Photo focus will run every week or two or so on Rattling Chains. The idea is to focus on disc golf photographs submitted by staff members and readers. To see the guidelines for submitting a photograph for this feature, click here.)
The beauty of the Discraft Ace Race or something along those lines is it’s a bit more loose than a regular tournament.
That means it’s a tournament where carrying a camera isn’t a bad thing.
Throughout this tournament in 2011, I kept trying to find the “one” shot. I took action shots, artsy shots and everything else.
Then we got to this hole.
I really liked the setup and found a tree that would hold the Ace Race disc quite well. Then I started snapping away, keeping the focus on the disc. This image was my favorite of a bunch I shot because of where the disc is with the throw, the expression and the backdrop.
Alas, I was irritated I cut off one of his feet.
In the end, though, I captured something I was happy with. It showed the Ace Race disc, some action and the area we were in. With this being my first Ace Race, I was pleased.
I’d also like to note we encourage people to send us photos for Photo Focus. Check the link at the top of this post for guidelines and send us your good shots so we can feature them here!
— P.J. Harmer
- Camera: Canon 7D
- Aperture: ƒ/4
- Exposure: 1/800
- Focal Length: 17 mm
- ISO: 800