Remembering Golf’s ‘King’: Palmer ‘Made the Modern Game’ – Dennis Richardson

08.2017 ORLANDO, FL – On Sunday evening (Aug. 13), whomever wins the 2017 PGA Championship will hold up the Wanamaker Trophy and, for benefit of the cluster of photographers, do the obligatory planting of a kiss on the trophy. It is named after Rodman Wanamaker, the Northeastern businessman who came up with the idea of having a professionals-only championship, and offered to provide the trophies, awards and $2,500 in prize money. At two feet tall, and two feet wide from handle to handle, the trophy is the largest of the hardware given at golf’s four majors. This will be the first … Continue reading Remembering Golf’s ‘King’: Palmer ‘Made the Modern Game’ – Dennis Richardson

Spieth Pursues Elusive Career Grandslam – Dennis Richardson

08.2017 ORLANDO, FL — Golfer Jordan Spieth is sporting a new grip these days. The newly crowned British Open champion has his hands three-quarters of the way around the coveted Career Grand Slam (winning golf’s four majors – the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship). Spieth’s first crack at completing that feat comes this week at the 2017 PGA Championship, Aug. 10-13, at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC. If he wins, Spieth will become only the sixth man to have won all four majors. The other five golfers are Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and … Continue reading Spieth Pursues Elusive Career Grandslam – Dennis Richardson

By Long Island Sound – Mike Varga

08.2017 Yesterday’s sky was gloomy and gray The ocean, whipped by wind, did spray Birds tread water in the sky Screamed at the wind, by and by Walk was chilly, wind whipped my ears Even my eyes bring some tears Weather forcing some gloomy thought Gray and foreboding ideas brought Another soul on the beach, a photographer Capturing birds on shore or floating in the air At least it did seem someone else cared For this morning and beach to be shared Looking forward to vacation by the bay Hope this works as a pleasant place to stay Sure, it … Continue reading By Long Island Sound – Mike Varga

Digital Imagery – Mike Varga

08.2017 CLEARWATER, FL — We find ourselves in a digital age that includes the instantaneous capture of imagery and video in exquisite detail and clarity, in unprecedented quantities for ubiquitous viewing. And it is remarkable. In a not-so-distant past an artist would capture in pencil or paint images that would present a picture to a reader or if reprinted, maybe viewed by many others at a postal delivered date, or newspaper, and possibly kept for posterity.  Images were for capturing a moment, capturing an idea and capturing a personality and they were precious to certainly a few, and in rare cases, … Continue reading Digital Imagery – Mike Varga