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Man: – Self Portrait.
Where – Clevedon, Golf Course, UK

I have been wanting to do this shot for quite some time. Though I think I need to get some more balls?
I spent ages that morning at a driving range debating whether or not to steal the golf balls I’d just hired and in the end chickened out and bought some of theirs at the shop. 50 secondhand balls seem to fetch a pretty penny according to this driving range. I think they saw me coming. I wasn’t even dressed up in my garb. :-) so I must have mug written all over my face.

I headed off to the Lynx? Links? (spelling) with my camera bag, vintage suitcase full of clothes, golf club and tripod.

It was now quite late in the evening (just so I didn’t get caught or shouted at) and I threw my newly purchased golf balls over the green, tried a few poses then packed up and fled when I saw some final die hard golfers coming. How on earth can they see what their doing?

I think they thought they’d seen a ghost when I ran passed them shouting good evening gentlemen. I hadn’t changed out of my kit so I must have looked a sight.

I hope you like it.

Canon 5D mkii, 85mm f1.2L @ 85mm, f5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO 100. Tripod used. No filters Used.
WFT_E4II control camera via iPhone. Converted to B&W, Cropped to 10×10 dimensions.

This shot is also available from a photobook collection called ‘Playing Through’ by

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  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyabout 2 years ago

    Great story, and I love the image as well.

  • Thank you for the lovely comment. Regards

    – redtree

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you for the lovely comment. Regards

    – redtree

  • Leanne Robson
    Leanne Robsonabout 2 years ago

    Love the description….love the photo

  • Thank you for the lovely comment. It’s like guerrilla photography. Get in, get out before anyone notices. :-)

    – redtree

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 2 years ago

    like the shot, and also the behind-the-scenes imagery!

  • Why thank you sir. :-)

    – redtree

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 2 years ago

    LOL! I love the humour in your work, David!

  • Aww shucks. Now I’m blushing. :-) Thank you.

    – redtree

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 2 years ago

    Marvelous mind you have. Swell!

  • Thank you for the lovely comment. I have such a small head, I’m even amazed anything fits in there. ;-)

    – redtree

  • dosagy
    dosagyalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot, like the classic atmosphere of it!

  • Melinda Potter
    Melinda Potteralmost 2 years ago

    OH MY! lol this is fantastic. I adore this shot

  • Thank you so much. Apparently this has just got onto the homepage too. Woohoo.

    – redtree

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful !!!

  • Very kind, thank you so much.

    – redtree

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliot9 months ago

    Such a great shot David

  • I am so late in replying, many apologies. Thank you for the lovely comment.

    – redtree

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