Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday Red

"Tiger Woods plays a shot on the second hole during the final round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on March 2, 2014 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida."

When a photographer shoots at a new venue - be it an arena, course or stadium - there is a breath of fresh air.

Most of the time, this new environment is wonderful only because their eyes haven't seen any of it before. As one can imagine, golf courses meet those descriptions, as they're beautiful landscapes that tend to be very graphic.

However, the thing is with golf is that it's a four day event. So as excited as one can be on the first morning, before a photographer knows it, they're shooting the same tee box time and time again doing their best to be consistent and compelling.

Tiger Woods had been making a small run and hit the course Sunday in his classic red. But with more photographers following him on the final round, the location I wanted to shoot from to try and photograph him from for a fresh perspective would mean getting in others background.

As he approached the tee box on the second hole the light was changing across the grass and I improvised. A familiar scene looked completely different - when there is light, there is color.

Sometimes all it takes is mother nature and the wind to move the clouds to make a familiar scene not so ordinary.


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