I like the truth, mostly. Especially in a photograph. But there are times when the truth gets in the way of the sale, without being deceptive. Mike Nolen at Falconhead Golf Club asked me to come out and shoot the newly landscaped 17th hole, which you see here. The best shot seemed to be from up on the hill left of the tee, but from up there, you get a good view of Lake Travis High School back there behind the trees. You don’t see it from the tee. But you also don’t see the surface of the green from the tee, which makes it a visually intimidating shot.
The point here is that while the top photo isn’t completely truthful, it shows the landscape better because the viewer isn’t distracted by something else. I wonder which one you like better. I know which one I do.
Anyone been out to Falconhead lately? Here’s a shot of the 5th green I took in 2004. The golf course sure looked good back then. I haven’t seen it since, and I haven’t heard much about it. I wonder if they’ve dug up those ridiculous “trough bunkers.” Fire off a comment if you’ve got any news from there.