These images are from the amateur division of the 2009 Pittsburgh Flying Disk Society’s Flying Disk Open held annually at Knob Hill Park in Cranberry, Twp and Moraine State Park in Portersville. The two-day open is qualifying event for both the United States Disc Golf Championship and The Vibram Open. The event draws amateurs and professionals from around the nation.
While shooting this event I chose a shady spot underneath a few pines at the edge of the course. I grabbed a seat and used a mono pod and a Nikon 300mm telephoto lens to stay out of the field of play while retaining a shallow, isolating depth of field. Every few minutes new players each bringing their own unique facial expressions and techniques would step to the tee and drive the disk down range.