For a while now, I promised my good friend Josh DeNinno over at Moon Golf Club that I would come by early one morning to photograph the course, hang with him in the morning light and just talk while carting around. Our relationship started when he sponsored my work roughly three years ago, but we've become friends since then and I was excited to hit the course and catch up during his busy season.
Who knew that on Aug. 15, just after 5 a.m., we would get some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable?
Now, I've photographed golf courses before. Small one, large ones, nationally ranked ones, super exclusive ones. And, normally, when I say "beautiful scenery" ... I'm talking about golden light that paints the landscape into vibrant colors. What I mean this time is an array of vibrant colors struggling to find their stage time against an eternally encroaching mass of fog.
Honestly, I truly believe I prefer the foggy scene. Josh might not when thinking of ways to use the photos for Moon Golf Club, but ... hey ... there's always another morning to ride around the golf course in the golden light.
This setting, though. This one allowed me to step back and look at things differently. I photographed trees silhouetted against the pinks and yellow and blues of the morning. I photographed patrons of the earliest tee times who couldn't possibly have tracked their ball through some of the fog. I photographed flags against the soft, dispersed light the fog caused. And, I photographed the grounds crew working to keep the course green -- no matter the color of the light.
This was just honestly fun.
Everything here was shot on a Fuji X-T2 with a Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens. I love that thing, and that lens has been a great pickup for this type of work.