St Andrews – Old Course
The challenge of photographing golf courses is often the difficulty associated with capturing the feeling of what it is like to actually be there – to capture the soul of the place, if you like. Nowhere has this been tried more often than at St Andrews; The Home of Golf, where the ghosts of golf’s past seem to haunt every fairway and bunker. I’ve been trying to seize that moment for a number of years and in this shot from 2014, I think I got somewhere close to it. Shot at 04:49am, the sun had only just breached the horizon and the resulting glow had an ethereal quality. The image shows the smooth run-up to the one of the toughest greens in the world, which somehow looks inviting in the warm light. Anyway, no photographic compilation would be complete without a picture from my home town!
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
1/4 sec, f/14, ISO 160