Monday, October 4, 2010

Fore!



You can't plan these things! Photographer Mark Pain was on assignment for Britain's Daily Mail newspaper at the Ryder Cup when Tiger Woods attempted to chip his third shot on to the green. But Woods hit the ground behind the ball and duffed the shot straight at Pain who held his ground as the ball went straight for him, hit his camera, bounced on to his chest and came to rest at his feet.

Woods was furious, but neither he nor caddie Steve Williams objected to Pain's position. The shot from the rain-soaked rough, was just badly struck. Tiger and Stricker went on to win the match, but Pain got the best shot of the tournament!

For camera buffs, Pain was using a Nikon D3S camera, with a 24-70 mm lens and a shutter speed of 1/1000 of a second.


8 comments:

Alice Olive said...

Wow!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the photo from "Rear Window", probably no one remembers it, but the photographer Jeff Jeffries (Jimmy Stewart) is shown looking at some of his work, including a shot taken of a wreck at a car race, with a tire flying off an axle right at the photographer's camera. The implication is that the flying tire broke Jeffries' leg. Very cool.

jaydee

Jennifer said...

Incredible! I hope his camera wasn't damaged.

18 Kerut said...

Spectacular. It's even better when I click on it to enlarge. Everyone is staring at me! Love studying everyones facial expressions. Thanks for posting this

Mandy said...

What a fantastic photo!

I especially love the guy with the mustache and cigar on the right side of the image.

janet said...

...yes who is the guy with the mustache and cigar? Most interestingly strange.

Anonymous said...

The guy with the cigar :)
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2010/10/listomania_five_tiger_woods-ph.php

Janet said...

That is a fantastic photo.