Posts Tagged ‘Fairway’

Flyover of the 2nd Hole, “Stains of the Inferno”

By: Tenna Merchent on October 16th, 2012

Nothing shows the architecture of a golf hole like a flyover. I absolutely love these. This one is of the second hole, hope you like it as much as we do!

Click here to see the flyover of the 1st hole.


Flyover of the First Hole at Purgatory Golf Club

By: Tenna Merchent on October 9th, 2012

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a video worth?

We’re so happy to have a fly over of the whole course! We’ll be sharing it with you hole by hole over the next 9 weeks. We love to share our photography, and our “playing the hole” videos, but nothing really captures a golf design quite like a flyover.

So here’s our first one, ta da!

Hope you love it as much as we do.

Click here to see the flyover of the 2nd hole.

Behind the Scenes on the Bucket Truck Photo Shoot

By: Tenna Merchent on June 28th, 2012

In this video are some production shots taken with my iPhone, you can see my camera angle, then the view from the camera, and the final edited shot. I also included some video taken from the bucket truck a.k.a. cherry picker.

The music is the canned music from iPhoto, but I got a message that this video is banned in Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Montenegro, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Serbia, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands. Well howdy doody, the iPhoto music set off some type of YouTube sentinel, so now I’ve gotten myself banned. Well there is a first time for everything!

Please enjoy our banned media 😉 I feel like such a bad girl

Who’s stupid idea was this?!

By: Tenna Merchent on June 19th, 2012

Looking into the 2nd green

Today’s post was supposed to be a video of a staff member playing one of the holes on the course, but due to internet connectivity issues, I’m lucky I can even load a photo, I am instead sharing this new photo of the 2nd green.

Two weeks ago we rented a bucket truck, better known as a cherry picker. It’s the kind of truck you see by the road working on power lines. The idea was for me to get in this bucket, go up in the air, and get some killer photos of the golf course, you know, the kind you can’t get from the ground. Before I went up, James taught me trucker hand signals because they wouldn’t be able to hear me from so far up. So I climbed in the bucket with all my gear at 5:40 in the morning, and they hoisted me up. I looked around, gulped, and yelled down, “Who’s stupid s___ idea was this?!” Well, of course it was my bright idea. So I stuck it out.

My set up

Here you can see my set up. Yes, believe it or not, I got that shot of two green from way up here with this camera. The production shot you see here is taken with my iPhone.


In this shot looking down 4 fairway you can see the shadow of the bucket truck. We held off the maintenance crew, and closed the course until 9:00 that morning so that I could shoot unhampered. And we went around and shot the whole time. I’m still editing photos.

The funny thing was, we were finally finished at right about 9:00, and I yelled “Guys, I’m ready to come down!” They went to start the engine, and it wouldn’t turn over. I yelled “That’s a bad joke, right?” Well, it wasn’t. It was out of gas. Luckily it only took about 5 minutes for them to get gas and I was down.

I got some amazing shots, ones I couldn’t have gotten from the ground, but I’m in no hurry to do that any time again soon!

Looking down

Early Morning Magic at the Course

By: Tenna Merchent on June 2nd, 2011

I came to work at 6:30 this morning to get more photos of the golf course in the magic hour just after sunrise. As I drove around the course with James Brown I said, “I’d normally be working out, but I’d much rather be doing this!”

A golf course is absolutely magical first thing in the morning. There is often mist on the water, and many parts of the course. The shadows are long, the sky dramatic, and there’s dew on the fairways and putting greens. You get to watch the greens crew tend to the course. The birds are out and the air smells fresh. Why would I ever want to do anything other than be here first thing in the morning?

We were trying to get a lot of shots in, but as we’d pass by something, I’d say, “Can we stop here, just for a minute?” Every where I turned, the grass glistened, the leaves sparkled, the shadows whispered “take my picture, it will be amazing!”

Eight hole, The Serpent

Yes, that is the real sky.