Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Two gentlemen, a flying disc and a great day!

One of several magical moments yesterday was watching two gentlemen play with a kind of Frisbee (I think it may be called a flying disc) that covers a huge space in a quicker time than either of us had ever witnessed before.  We estimated that they were throwing across at least the distance of a football field. 

The gentleman below was closest to us so I had a better opportunity to get photos of him.  I didn't learn their names, so will call him Mr. Grey. I'm not sure if he caught the disc in this shot.  Sometimes, he ended up behind a tree and out of my view.  What I can tell you is that he never gave up, no matter how high the disc flew or how far it traveled.
Mr. White throws here,
 and again, I wasn't able to get a photo of the catch,
 but loved the energy and the focus in the run.
 Mr. White makes a good catch here.  He often had to run into the play area, which meant both following the disc and navigating the equipment and people.
His throw..
 was caught beautifully by Mr. Grey.
 This one was caught behind the tree :)
 Mr. Grey told me that they had a point system to keep score, but I didn't catch the details of how that worked.  I noticed that he put as much intensity in throwing as he did in the catch.
 The next three photos were a sequence of steps in one catch.

Two steps here to show the next throw.  Preparation..
and follow through. 
 I'm not sure if Mr. White caught it.  Can you spot the disc at the far right?
 Another catch in a three-step sequence

 And right back at Mr. White..

 who catches it and..
 returns it.

 Mr. Grey gave it his all for this one..
 and looked ready,
 but it sailed..
 over his head..
 and almost into a second play area.
"Hey, come back here!"
 It was only at this point that I spoke to Mr. Grey.  His shot here..
 went almost directly to..
 Mr. White, though he did again..
have to navigate the playground..
  in order to make that impressive catch.  The lady on the swings.. 
 was having at least as much fun, I thought, as the two gentlemen, and the dog didn't seem to mind Mr. White's presence.  The rest of the photos are in sequence and self-explanatory.  The disc is just below the seagull in the photo below. 
Thanks, Mr. Grey and Mr. White.  We had fun watching you get the most out of a great day.  


  1. Hello Carol, awesome acton shots. These guys are great! Enjoy your week!

  2. Wonderful action images! I had one of these years ago.

  3. Wonderful action photos, Carol!
    One of my favorite sports...
    Have a Great Weekend!
    Peace :)

  4. What a fun and energetic post, Carol! I thoroughly enjoy seeing images of people enjoying life and having fun. I hope all is well with you. Thanks for your kind comment on FB. I'm slowly getting around to everyone as I get my energy back. Hugs to you, Bill, and Black Jack!

  5. Hi Carol,
    The shots of the Frisbee players are terrific, I was also amused at the sight of the lady in the background having a wonderful time on the swing, she was really swinging high up into the air....great fun !
    Maybe she was rehearsing for a part in the Cirque du Soleil,
    who knows, but she sure seemed to be enjoying herself !

    I hope you both are keeping well and gorgeous little Black Jack too !
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team,

  6. Hello Carol, just checking in to see if all is Ok with you? I have not seen a post in awhile, take care. Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Hi Carol! I see Eileen has the same thought on her mind as well. I was thinking today that we have not seen a post from you for some time. I hope all is well with you. Keep in touch and have a great Autumn!

  8. Just checking in on you, Girlfriend! Thinking of you, Bill, and little BJ! Have a happy day!