(Photo focus will run every few weeks 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.)
When I’m out disc golfing, I’m usually looking beyond the throws and scores.
Often, my camera will be with me as it’s normally just a casual round. The fall with all its colors makes for some good disc golf photos.
While I realize it’s possible that it’s harder to find certain discs, it’s also a cool time to use nature for photos.
The above photo was pure luck.
I through an errant shot and it ended up, like normal, among some trees. It bounced off at least one and then landed. We had no idea where. We looked for a bit before I finally spotted it.
This is exactly how the disc landed. Could it have landed any more perfect for a photo?
Of course I had to snap away before pulling the disc up for the next shot.
One of the most important things I’ve learned about photography and disc golf is you should always be ready to take photos of the different things as you never know when something will make itself available, much like my Buzzz did.
— P.J. Harmer
- Camera: Canon 7D
- Aperture: f/4.0
- Exposure: 1/500
- Focal Length: 17 mm
- ISO: 800
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