Sporting Days

Postcard: Target Practice

Postcards By Photo by Henry Phillips
1:15 p.m. ET | Dover Plains, NY — We’re only an hour and a half outside of the most populated city in the United States, and there’s an unsettling amount of greenery. Gone is Manhattan’s underlying scent of urine. Pushy pedestrians have been replaced with affable golden retrievers and men in unironic vests. We’ve been enthusiastically told no fewer than four times that “trap shooting is golf with guns”, but equating an activity that uses twelve-gauge shotguns to explode clay targets with the world of outlandish polo shirts and John Daly seems like a gross disservice. In four hours this’ll be nothing but an instagram and a fond memory as we shuffle aboard the Downtown 6.

Photo Info: Canon 5d Mk III, 24-70 f/2.8 II, 1/200, f/6.3, ISO 200


A postcard is always a pleasant surprise, particularly in an era of Instagram and SMS pics. We don’t have enough postage for our entire readership, but our new bite-sized series, Postcards lightly details the who, what, when, where and why. It’s a simple, and effective, premise. Whether they’re based on a life-changing subject or just a strange one, shot with a Red Epic or an iPhone, we hope you find these little moments more genuine than the stock images you’re used to seeing opposite of the Xs and Os.