11 December, 2009

Say chee...argghhh!

Motoring photographer Andy Willsheer from Waltham Cross, Herts, was covering the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals drag race in Pomona, California earlier this month.

"I made a split-second decision that it was unlikely to surmount the wall, but with the possibility of the body coming over took a calculated step back and kept shooting.

"Noting the left rear wheel filling one of the frames as the car went by, it seemed to bounce on the wall before falling back on to the track, landing upside down but, strangely, with the body now perched on top."

That's all very very well, but how the hell does he take photos without getting his fekkin' enormous balls in shot?

More details and description from Andy here, I've cobbled the thumbnails together into a simple animated gif.

"It wasn't until the action was replayed shortly thereafter on the big screen that it dawned on me that it would perhaps have been more prudent to take two steps back. But c'est la vie."

4 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Blogger Dan shout your mess

holy shit! thats one lucky snapper.

btw, loving the image of Ben's bike, so many of my favourite elements in there

December 13, 2009 10:17 pm

Blogger Chris shout your mess

Cheers Dan!

Although it's gotta be said all of the good work in that pic was done by Ben - the bike and the great shot.

December 14, 2009 11:30 am

Anonymous Anonymous shout your mess

Holy furking shmidt

December 23, 2009 1:08 am

Blogger Dan shout your mess

did you see it from this angle: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1234929/Cheating-death-The-moment-British-photographer-narrowly-escapes-crushed-runaway-drag-race-car.html

February 12, 2010 5:03 am


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