While wandering onto the 6th green at Redwood Meadows golf course some reflections caught my eye in the pond next to the green.
I putted out, but the reflections continued to haunt me. Given we were a twosome and nobody was behind us, I quickly walked into the wooded area next to the pond to take a closer look. The mid-morning spring sunlight that filtered through the trees and onto the water was both playful and magical.
In a matter of seconds, my mindset changed from golfer to artist. I have always been intrigued by the elements of abstraction that exists in nature and in our everyday world. I love the interplay of eye and the mind in how we see the world.
For the rest of the round I had my iPhone out almost as much as my driver and putter, looking for other reflections and nature’s everyday artworks.
Upon getting home I wondered what the images would look like in black and white. The results were eerie, ereathral and exquisite.
Regular “Everyday Tourist” readers know I am fascinated by reflections, be they the multi-layered reflections in shop windows along a street or the abstractions and distortions created in the multi-planed office towers.
It has been said, “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” I am thinking, “Golf is a good walk for reflecting.”
I will let the photos speak for themselves. Comments are always welcomed.
Yes I did par the next hole (one of the most difficult on the course) and I had my usual combination for pars, birdies and double birdies for the rest of the round. Who says you have to stay focused to play golf?