Thursday, June 2, 2011

Army Navy Country Club in Bloom–Golf Course Landscape Photography

ANCC Flowers at the Gate

These photos are dated by a month or so, but I thought to share them although the blooming trees have since taken on their summer foilage.  Over the last couple of years, I have been photographing the golf course at the Arlington campus of Army Navy Country Club with the intention of highlighting the beauty of the course during different seasons.

Blue 2

In addition to the blooming trees featured in these photographs, a key element for me is the sky.  In my opinion, one of the most important aspects of good landscape photography is an interesting sky.  A completely overcast sky with no texture is uninteresting.  Clear blue skies with no clouds are only slightly more interesting.  A sky featuring a variety of cloud formations always adds more interest.

Blue 9

And when you don’t have an interesting sky, just eliminate it from the composition.

Blue 6

Blue 4-1

Blue 4-2

Blue 9-1

White 6-4

White 6-5

Now that summer has suddenly arrived in Washington DC with temps in the mid 90s and our legendary humidity, I am forced to be a bit more selective in choosing which days to golf.  But I will not be deterred!

Have fun, and go make some great photography.



  1. Great shots, Craig! Hope to see some of these in the ANCC brochure. Will be nice to see the club "in bloom" too.


  2. Lovely post, I like the HDR with b&w one of the trees.