Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Approaching impact.

With spring here early, I ventured out to the golf course a few weeks ago to do some action golf shots.  I shoot a lot of sports but have not shot golf before, so I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and headed to our local public course, Blackbrook.

I’ve always been amazed watching golf on TV, at the ability of the camera to follow the ball from tee all the way down the fairway!  When reviewing these images, shot in continuous mode at only about 5 frames per second, I noticed that I captured the ball from just prior to impact through 4 more shots!  Here are 2 more in the series that show the ball in it’s flight.

Ball in flight 1.

Ball in flight 2.

Virtually all of today’s cameras feature a continuous mode shooting anywhere from 3.5 all the way up to 60 frames per second!  In this mode, all sorts of interesting sequences of action photos can be taken with often surprising results!

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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