The Moment of Impact – Almost

This past Monday I photographed the Malone Scholarship Golf Classic as a community service project for the Cleveland Photographic Society .  When I shoot most sporting events, I almost always try to capture moments of impact between bats and balls, rackets and balls, and in this case golf clubs and balls.  You get the idea.  It helps to have a camera with a high continuous shooting rate but it also requires some skill to know when to press the shutter button and maybe most of all, a great deal of luck!

Off the tee #1

In this first shot I was milliseconds late with the club past the tee and the ball about a foot and a half into it’s flight.  I was pretty happy with it though, at least the ball was still in the image!

Off the tee #2

This second shot was much closer though!  The club is still hitting the tee and the ball is only an inch or so into it’s flight!  I was really happy to see this one!  I’ll probably never get this close again!

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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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