Sunday, May 01, 2005
"Prammanasudh Wins" by Wes Aldridge
After four days of disgusting weather, the sun finally came out and it was time to shoot the LPGA Tour Franklin American Mortgage Championship. I followed the leaders around trying to get the shot I wanted. It was pretty ruff at times, trying to walk through the swarming crowds of people to get to the places I needed to shoot from. But overall, it was a good time and really the first time I have shot a golf assignment. The winner of the tournament was Stacy Prammanasudh, pictured above.
Timing and having a long enough lens were the issues with shooting this event today. I would have given my first born to have had a 500mm f/4.0 like the photogs from The Tennessean were carrying around. I had to settle with my 70-200mm lens with the 1.4x teleconverter snapped on. I still got some cool shots, but my short lens was extremely limiting to the shots I was able to pull off. Oh well, such is life.
Now that this assignment is done, its time to catch a plane in less than two hours to Raleigh, North Carolina, for my shoot this week in Rocky Mount. The life of a traveling photographer... gotta love it.