Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PDGA World's, the rest of it...

It has been a long few days editing through thousands of image files. In a nutshell. for every keeper there are 10 you have to dump.

Out of all the groups I followed I had more fun photographing the junior divisions. They had so much fun just playing. They were competing but after the round they were goofing around and enjoying the moment.

My favorite pic of the tournament was taken early at Eager Beaver DGC. Braxton Lawrence missed a birdie putt and was frustrated about it. The amazing thing about it was just after this moment he saw me and started smiling. He walked over and wanted to see it and thought it was the funniest thing. Any other division if a player got mad or reacted badly I would just walk away because they were in a funk and didn't want a camera around.

To see the rest of the images click the link...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

First rounds at the Worlds

it's been a long and sometimes frustrating week. I got a lot of great pics of my friends and pissed off a few top pros.

Chris on 18 at Nevin.

Two off my friends were playing on Open Masters and Ken Climo showed up and they forgot he was playing Masters and not Open Pro and didn't have a card. So they put him on the first card with my friend.

On hole 7 Climo complains on the tee pad that I'm too close and in his line of sight. My friend tells him if he motions at me I'll move out of the way. But he doesn't so I don't move from my spot and The Champ sends one down the right side in to the woods. Then a course marshall tells me that Kenny said not to take his picture and stay out of his line of sight.

It bums me a little because I wasn't there to shoot Kenny but to get some good pics of my friend. Kenny was just a bonus.but I walk away and shoot other groups.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day Two at the World's

This morning I stopped by the Blake Hotel to pick up my credentials.

I then played Nevin Park with Bob, Chris & Kristin while scouting shooting locations. My first day of shooting will be at Nevin with Pro Masters in the morning and Advanced Women in the afternoon.

After a lunch break I played Eastway Park and then headed back to the house for dinner.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

First Day in Charlottesville

Jeff, Bob & I made it too Charlottesville for the 2012 PDGA World's. The first day of shooting will be Tuesday. Today we arrived at the house we rented this afternoon and after unpacking the truck I headed to Eager Beaver at Elon Park and had a great round with some Jr division players from Oklahoma.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Latest Dye...

I had one disc left in my back pack that didn't have any ink on it so I began searching for an idea. Then I remembered a great graphic by Steve "Espo" Powers. It's everything I like about graphics. It's simple, clean and has a great message.

I was able to get clean straight lies by using a steel strait edge on the text. It turned out really well and only bled a little near the edge where the blizzard plastic has texture.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All Ready for the World's

Saturday morning we head south to Charlotte, N.C. for the 2012 PDGA Disc Golf World Championships. Bob, Jeff, Chris & Austin are playing.

My original plan was to go with them and have fun and shoot some pics of my friends playing the event. Then the call went out for photographers so I'm going free lance the event for Disc Golfer Magazine. I'm still going to get shots of the Spotsy DGC players but I'll also be covering other divisions.

So if you see me out there don't be shy and come up and introduce yourself.....

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Too Hot to Play...

I head out to Loriella by 8 am and by hole 5 the sweat is pouring off me like I'm in a rain storm. The heat was just too much so I headed home.

It gave me the idea to take a pic of my putter and do a little Photoshop magic on it. Maybe this evening it will cool off enough to play.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Bored = Dye Some Plastic...

Played a round at Loriella this morning and by noon it was 105° so it was time to go home and cool off. Before you know it I was bored and started cutting some masks to dye some plastic.

The first one dye was my new 145 Champion Blizzard Krait. As a teenager in the 70's Cheech n' Chong were everywhere and some of my favorite movies. (The comedy albums were awesome too)

My next dye was fairly easy. I cut out a rip-off of the Kiss Army patch and put it on one of my Crystal Buzzz discs that I won last month. The Battlefield Stamp is still visible but it didn't bleed the dye too much.

Friday, July 06, 2012

I Just Can't Stop....

I bought a couple of Star Classic ROCs and decided to dye one of them for my backpack. I was considering a Cheech & Chong design (possibly my next disc) but it seemed to typical.

Then I saw this on a disc golf through history thread on DGCR....

Forum member Timber posted it but it was just too good not to do something with it. THis is what I ended up with...

I turned out really well. Only a few small bleeds and it is a sweet design for a disc.