I was competing in a PDGA sanctioned disc golf tournament on a warm day with mild winds during the summer of 1999. The event was held at Cold Brook Park, located in Climax, Michigan, between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.
At that time, organizers commonly added six alternate baskets to the 18-hole layout, in order to accommodate a larger field of players. The first new basket in this expanded 24-hole format followed the 16th hole, and was a short birdie opportunity along the edge of Portage Lake.
Everything seemed fine as our group approached the tee pad. The wind was calm and there weren’t any trees as obstacles, only a water hazard to avoid along the right edge of the fairway.
And then, it happened.
From out of nowhere, a small gaggle of geese flew closely overhead at a high rate of speed! They couldn’t have been more than 10-feet above the ground, riding the leading edge of a weather system. We all ducked, rising again only to be immediately greeted by headwinds of approx. 30 miles per hour, sustained for the remainder of the tournament.
So much for an easy shot – now, the water loomed large.
Enjoy this wintertime, macro photography on a frigid day in Michigan, where swirling winds over the course of a few days have carved out interesting contours in this snow drift. Please visit my gallery at Fine Art America, where a variety of different print types are available for you to enjoy this image – within the warmth of your home of office!
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Enjoy this textural ocean photograph of an adventurous sailboat traveling into a sunset among scattered islands. Guests may review a variety of prints available in my gallery at Fine Art America. Perfect for your home, office, cafeteria or lobby!
Keep warm this winter inside your home, while at the same time enjoying the winter snow in a picture from my gallery at Fine Art America! This shot was taken in near zero-degree weather after an hour behind a team of dogs on a sled through the arctic wilderness…well, no. Actually, I stepped out on the balcony, took this picture and dashed back inside! You may enjoy a variety of print types – framed, canvas, metal, acrylic, art and wood. Thanks for stopping by.
Strong winds eroding geometric structures, with a splash of color added to a predominantly black and white textural graphic design. I created this image using Adobe Photoshop. Guests are invited to stop by my gallery at Society 6 to see more…
Bring your walls to life with the stylish lines and added depth of this colorful acrylic print. Printed directly onto the back of a 1/4″ thick sheet of clear acrylic, the high gloss of the acrylic sheet complements the rich colors to produce stunning results. Two different mounting options are available – see right. Enjoy!